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Re: Weekly vocab revival?

From:René Uittenbogaard <ruittenb@...>
Date:Thursday, August 24, 2006, 10:03
> This was fun. Have others just not posted anything or not translated anything? > I found this fun any would be happy to get inspired by other work.
I've given it a shot, but I really want to give more thought to the modal adverbs, and I lack the time. This is what I came up with so far: 1. nuxímmu : committee 2. medúte : tower The committee has(have) decided to erect/build a (bell-)tower. O nuxímmu or códdivra zóno medúte gla notélbo. 3. -ro (suffix) : exactly scoq : [unit of length, approx. 131cm] It will be exactly 73 metres [or suitable equivalent] tall. Zégla prohíru sciq uqítte stóxo tésro. 4. xanéro : crane/derrick 5. zúmo : bell They will need a crane to lift the bell(s) into place. [still needs to be translated] 6. reyz (pl. riyz) : fishing net láype : to hunt (derived: viláype: hunter; for a particular kind of animal: [animal]-láy, e.g. bòrmo-láy: fisherman) The fishermen have lost their nets. O bòrmo-líy or ðóygevra s-viw riyz. 7. éllud (pl. éllid) : napkin The [ethnic slur of your choice] people eat with their fingers and do not use napkins. O tacsíy fésnimo uráronur o viw cúti be hi uráro sen éllid. 8. avalëu /a'val_ju/ : to rummage around/to poke/Dutch peuteren cíffil (pl. cíffiil) : cooking pot/pan They just rummage around in the pot with their fingers Bési avalëumo cul *fuld o cíffil-i uráronur o viw cúti. cul *fuld : only, just (modal adv) [for the time being; I don't really like this construct] 9. brucóto : bankrupt (picked at random. the sound similarity is purely coincidental :)) 10. bènxo-énëig : toothpaste énëig /'En_jig/ (pl. énëiig /'En_jyg/) : medicine béltu : to buy sth. (from so.: _num_) The king is bankrupt. On inárta brucóto. He can't even afford to buy toothpaste. Fa hi bèltu-gáwna [not even] f-bènxo-énëig. René