Re: Universe names, was Re: Kalieda climate
|From:||H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 6, 2002, 1:18|
On Tue, Feb 05, 2002 at 06:19:24PM -0500, Padraic Brown wrote:
> Am 04.02.02, Herman Miller yscrifef:
> > On Mon, 4 Feb 2002 03:52:57 -0500, Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
> > wrote:
> > >Speaking of which, I really should think up something brainier than
> > >"Tairezazh Universe" to refer to the relevant coniverse - it makes about as
> > >much sense as refering the our universe as the "English Universe", except
> > >that Tairezazh isn't an international language in the way English is.
> > Well, my coniverse (nice word) was originally called the Olaetian Universe,
> > which is pretty much the same problem, although at the time Olaetian _was_
> > a sort of interplanetary lingua franca (a role later filled by Deverrin).
> An interesting problem. I'm sure most of us must have encountered
> it. In my own coniverse (agreed, nice word; I move we add it to
> our lexicon)[snip]
Cool word, "coniverse" :-) Well, in *my* conculture (conlture? :-P), there
is a rather advanced concept of their coniverse.
The common laypeople use the word _K00'i_ to refer to the world around
them. Interestingly, this word is also associated with grandeur, and has
become a slang word similar to the colloquial English "cool!".
The Experts (the physicists/mysticists in the coniverse) use the same word
to denote a major section -- sphere, or plane, or what-have-you -- of the
coniverse. The entire coniverse, the _Pe'rim_, consists of three _3K00i'_
(plural of _K00'i_ btw). _Pe'rim_ also has its own idiomatic uses: it is
frequently used to denote existence or non-existence/impossibility. E.g.:
yn3 Ta'l3n di mygha'ng3 Pe'rim.
(subord) peaceful (aux) monster universe
nul,cvy cvy loc nul,cvy loc
Literally, "no-peaceful-monster in-universe". This is a strong way of
saying "there's no such thing as a peaceful monster!".
(_mygha'ng3_ btw, is the nullar conveyant of _gha'ngi_, which refers to
humanoid, half-height, hunched creatures in the coniverse, stereotypically
regarded as wild, beastlike, and unpleasant.)
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