Re: conlang greetings? (was Re: Let me introduce myself)
|From:||Jesse Bangs <jaspax@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, December 2, 2001, 22:59|
> --- Yoon Ha Lee froge sionk:
> > Okay, anyone else? I'll collect greetings in people's conlangs and
> > compile them onto my website (with permission, of course).
In Yivríndil, the standard greeting is "Aiya," and the leave-taking is
"Laiya." Neither has any formal meaning--they're like "Hello" in
English. However, because "aiya" looks like a verb, a verb "aiya"
meaning "to greet" and a noun "ai" 'greetings' have been back-formed.
More formally one might say:
Voaiya daruivona ("great greetings by my pleasure")
Volaiya iloivona ("leave-takings with my sadness")
Jesse S. Bangs Pelíran
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