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Re: Ergativity in Adunaic (was Re: Degrees of volition in active languages...)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Sunday, August 13, 2000, 15:01
On Sun, 13 Aug 2000 14:07:25 +0200 =?iso-8859-1?Q?J=F6rg?= Rhiemeier
<joerg.rhiemeier@...> writes:

> _Anadu^ne^ zi^ra^n hikallaba_ "Numenor the beloved fell down"
> Syld, > Joerg.
- I was actually looking at that page last night! :-) But just as an example of something strange and conlangy, me and my brother have always pronounced the name Númenor not as /'numEnOr/, as the correct Anglicized pronounciation seems to be, but as /num'jEnOr/ - hence the Rokbeigalmki forms _Numyénaur_ (the way i pronounce it) and the bi-nat/con-lingual pun _Nomyánaur_ (with slight vowel changes from the Rokbeigalmki version) meaning "wisdom-already-underside" (as in The Great Wise Land of Numyenor Fell and Got Flipped Like Sedom & Gamora) from: NOM "wisdom" < Rokbeigalmki, cognate to Taliska (see Ardalambion's Mannish Tongues page) YA "already" < Spanish NAUR "underside" < Rokbeigalmki, noun/lengthened form of _na'_, "under (and touching, the opposite of "on" not "over")" -Stephen (Steg) "verbing weirds language." ~ calvin (& hobbes)