Re: Better or Worse (was: Re: Lighting Some Flames: Towards conlang artistry )
|From:||William Annis <annis@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 13, 2002, 20:01|
>From: Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
>Well, in Rokbeigalmki you can't be that vague.
>There are two pairs of "good" and "bad".
>One pair, THIYA (good) and BALG (bad), refer to metaphysical standards of
>Good and Evil.
>The other pair, TUB (good) and GEK (bad), refer to practical
>beneficiality and its opposite.
Vaior is also fairly fussy about this distinction. Quoted
from the primer:
Good. There is no single word for "good" in Vaior. In English, the
word covers a lot of ground, with meanings from "pleasant" to
"ethical" which is quite a stretch. In Vaior, you must choose the
LAM for "skillful, functional, appropriate for a function"
SEN for "ethical, nice, kind"
VALD (valda) for "pleasant"
Most of the time when you want to say say "good" during a
conversation mostly as filler, you should normally use