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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
correct one:

     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