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Re: conlang greetings? (was Re: Let me introduce myself)

From:Elliott Lash <al260@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 4, 2001, 7:26

He-meorig osdhyd!
  Your health to you!

he: plural second person singular possessive [he]
meorig: health [m2RIk]
os: unto
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"

as: and
a: subjunctive particle (causes nasalization
does: 3rd person singular subjunctive of bued "to be"
imeg: same

Off the general topic of greeting...we have the farewell:
a noes diou gedad!
"May god be with you"

diou: god
ged: with
gedad: with thee

which is answered by:
as piouñ gedad (or as piouñ 'da)
"and also with you"

And finally:
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"