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A note about Wenetaic Roots (Re: The Magical Tree (Translation project))

From:Paul Bennett <paul.bennett@...>
Date:Thursday, September 23, 1999, 9:18
Padraic writes:

On Wed, 22 Sep 1999, Paul Bennett wrote:
> of Indo-european langs. There's a special prize (inna bun) for anyone
Does it perhaps bear a striking similarity to something that might just be labelled "Miscellaneous Pork-like Product"? Makes me eyes water, that does! <<<<<< WHAT?!?!?! Not content with a special prize, you actually want to know which particular species it's supposed to resemble????
>>>>>> > who can deduce the etymologies of them, with some plausible sound-change > rules.
I'll take a stab at a few. I don't recognise much of the morphology (I guess this is supposed to be the case?) Remind me: is Wenetaic an IE lang? Or a nonIE lang whose vocabulary seems to about 80% or more IE? <<<<<< It's sposed to be IE. More or less. The morphology is supposed to be fairly non-IE. You've actually derived my roots from much older sources than I did. I'll try and explain myself, giving the full paradigm for the first couple (until you get into the swing of things), and the source that I derived them from.
>so- appears to be from saawel- or perhaps sun-
The root is so-, soslu-, solsu-, solosu- from a dictionary form so(lu) Actually from Latin
>pukhtu- from bheug- (swell)
putu-, pukhtu-, putkhu-, putukhu-, dictionary form putu(kh) (L. fruct-)
>phorophe- from bher- (bear)
phore-, phophre-, phorphe-, phorophe- (PIE. bher-)
>phowphe"- maybe a reduplication of pooi- (graze)
dict form. phowe" (L. -phorus, E. -vore)
>wece- from wet- (year)
This came from (I think) Italian, or maybe French. I don't recall.
>pato- perhaps from pu- (rot, decay) >patapo- perhaps from pu- (rot, decay)
Greek. paTo- in E. pathology, etc
>mamnu- from man- (man)
Dictionary/(NS) form manu, from Proto-World
>pukhupi- from peuk- (prick; whence pugilist)
Dictionary/(NS) form pukhu. I don't remember the derivation of this. Probably from "pugilist".
>wiwkhi- perhaps associated with wen- (strive for, whence win)
Dictionary form wikhi (L. victus)
>muro- from mei- (build fortifications)
Yep. (It. muro)
>makhe- from meg- (great)
>moru- from mer- (harm; die)
Yep. The Dictionary form is moru(t).
>kapke- from kap- (grasp)
Yep. Dictionary/(NS) form is kape.
>I wonder if phomu- is in some way related to Latin pomum.
From German "Baum", I don't know why.
>-ne from ne (not)
Yep. I just pulled a random syllable starting /n/ out of the air.
>a- perhaps from ad- (near, at) >o- perhaps from al- (beyond) >yi- from ghee- (go away)
I thought I'd simply invented these. Now I know better :-) --- Pb ************************************************************* This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender. This footnote also confirms that this email message has been scanned for the presence of computer viruses. *************************************************************