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Re: The Classic of the Sixfold Path.

From:Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Date:Sunday, July 6, 2003, 17:09
--- JS Bangs <jaspax@...> wrote:

> A very interesting native look at grammar, and > I like the extended metaphor.
That was the main reason for doing all the extra bits. It started out as just a list of symbols and what T words they equate to (that much I've had done for quite a while). But then I thought: how would Talarian speaking scholars understand their admittedly unusual writing system? They recall that they came from the West, and that Westerners write on stone and in river clay (though I'm not sure they remember that the clay has to bake after). Curiously, many of the ancient names for the signs are retained (KI-locative, LU-name, LUGAL-provincial governor, TUMUS-servant and NIRACULIS-power being Sumerian examples; MACUIS-scholar, XASHATIYYAS-king and PUMIS-land or homestead are Iranian examples; CANIS-temple, LUO-wife and TAIYYAM-great or bountiful are Shana examples; I don't seem to have any specifically Anian examples yet), though I think the T word would be read in their place.
> Well done!
> Do you have it in Talarian?
I wish! First, I need to know how they say "Classic"...and it largely goes downhill from there. Unlike Kerno, I don't have an intuitive access to a "virtual lexicon", so every word has to be crafted from IE roots or borrowed from one of the classical languages in the region, usually Anian. I know T has a word for "book" (pûcar, <Gmc. bukam), but that's not the word used in a title. Happily there are words for "Sixfold Path" (xâttarimtlocme, road by sixes), path (xâttan, thing walked) being the same word used in spiritual parlance. I think most of the words are already in the lexicon, though. Also, there are words for "house" (sharaffuas, door place), "letter" (xaraffiyyar, <L. grafazum), "syllable" (papos, <?)and "glyph" (hatretos, painted sign) - so I don't have to worry about those; and all the grammatical words are couched in musical terms, so I don't have to come up with "subjunctive" or "durative conjugation". Blech. Padraic. ===== beuyont alch geont la ciay la cina mangeiont alch geont y faues la lima; pe' ne m' molestyont que faciont doazque y facyont in rima. .