|From:||Elliott Lash <al260@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 14, 2001, 22:48|
aniye Adam Walker:
> My concultures and conlangs usually develop symbiotically. A new word
> suggests a cultural attitude. A new bit of culture built suggests a fertile
> sematic domain. That in turn further defines th culture inspiring other
> vocab. Which comes first? Why the chickeggen of course!
Speaking of such things, I recently looked into the cultural domain of music in
Silinestic culture, and the result was the creation of a larger vocabulary
describing various musical things:
Currently there are 4 main instruments:
tiuma 'lyre' (sort of like a lyre at least)
gaske '4 string harp'
piore 'pipe' (more flute like really)
Then there's all the parts of the instruments (or, at least the ones I have so far):
nalka 'arch, bridge'
nuver 'tuning peg'
Then there's all the sounds that they can make:
Then there's all the verbs related to music:
tiumanyello 'to play the lyre' (tiumanan, assiumanti
tivietyello 'to become a lyrist' (tiviessen, assieviessi)
numyello 'to tune' (nuvun, anuve)
yalmeallo 'to play the harp' (yalman, ayalme)
linyello 'to play an instrument' (lir, alini)
And finally the agent nouns:
tiumando 'lyrist' 'lyre player'
tivo 'lyre player
gaskeo 'gaske player'
So, basically my point is that I first thought of how music was to be realized in
Silinestic culture, then I made the Silindion words.