Maqufal Seasons (was: Re: Results of Poll by Email No. 14)
|From:||a. koch <k.aleks@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, June 16, 2002, 3:12|
>>ObConlang. Has any developed a language with words like "summer" and
>>"winter" that mean different for speakers in temperate zones than from
>>people in intertropical ones? How do you call your seasons of the year?
In my Maqufal, the seasons are described through descriptions
only...There is a word for "season" in a very general sense...then
there are adjectives used to describe that.
"Lapabua-l alan bo-pabuuu homuqu, ruruorqu, arbo ululu." -
"season-the which it-is hot, sunny, and bright"
could be the same season as
"Lapabua-l alan bo-pabuuu honalqu, bahurqu, arbo homalua-l bo-pabooo
"season-the which it-is warm, green, and sun-the it-is powerful"
Also there could be the "winter season"...
"Lapabua-l alan bo-pabuuu qaanoqu, fololqahu, arbo bamaaqu lapam
"season-the which it-is cold, icey, and bright from snow-the white"
Or any variety of constructions giving enough explanation so that the
other person would understand which season was meant. This,
obviously, changes depending on climate. Although in all actuality
the speakers of Maqufal do not live in a climate where there is snow.
The climate is actually based largely off of the Bornu area of Sudan.
...an open savannah country, very flat except for the occasional
dune. they live in a semi-desert country...
...if any of that makes any sense. =)
I'll be getting more info on Maqufal up in the future anyways, and if
anyone has any questions about it I'd be interested in answering
Anyways, that's how Maqufal deals with seasons.
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