Re: conlang greetings? (was Re: Let me introduce myself)
|From:||Elliott Lash <al260@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 4, 2001, 7:26|
Your health to you!
he: plural second person singular possessive [he]
meorig: health [m2RIk]
osdhyd: unto thee [OsD@] or [osD@d]
Now...this is quite odd right? I mean..PLURAL "he" + -yd "thee". Well, it's just that
He-meorig is a focilized form that now just means "Yo" LOL
Answer to this:
As a noes imeg osdhyd
"And be it the same with you"
a: subjunctive particle (causes nasalization
does: 3rd person singular subjunctive of bued "to be"
Off the general topic of greeting...we have the farewell:
a noes diou gedad!
"May god be with you"
gedad: with thee
which is answered by:
as piouñ gedad (or as piouñ 'da)
"and also with you"
marechouel! "good bye" [maR@xwEl]
mar: ancient word for "if"
-ech-: ancient first person plural infix (another focilized form).
-ouel: from "goueled" one word for "to see"