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Subject:

Fwd: Spare Roots (was Re: Digest Number 432)

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"Anthony M. Miles" <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 5 Oct 2000 10:14:44 CDT

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>From: "Anthony M. Miles" <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>CC: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Spare Roots (was Re: Digest Number 432)
>Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2000 10:13:54 CDT
>
>>On Wed, 4 Oct 2000, Nik Taylor wrote:
>>
>> > But, how long is your "spare roots" file?
>>
>>I used to have forty or so entries in it, and at the moment it's down
>>to 19. I don't sit down and create roots by the bushel either, it's
>>just if I come across something and think "this could be a Valdyan
>>word, but I don't know what it means yet" I put it in and leave it
>>there until I need it to mean something.
>>
>>I've bought a word-search book to make combinations that I hadn't
>>thought of catch my eye, and it's yielded a dozen or so already
>>(though some of those may already be in the SRF, I haven't typed them
>>up yet). If I go at it methodically, or even write a script to do it,
>>*everything* sounds wrong and I end up choosing nothing.
>>
>>    Irina
>It seems to me that a plausible source of roots depends on the phonetic
>structure of your conlang. One source for me was a map of Indonesia, the
>Philippines, and Papua New Guinea which had many place names like Angamar >
>EL an-gamar > CL up-rise and Ambohoniya > am-boho:-nija > up-bohoz-DIM
>(BOHOZ does not have a meaning yet, as do several roots used in the Lahabic
>king list). These suited the C(C)VCV(C) dominant pattern of EL. It also had
>the benefit that I am totally ignorant of the meanings of the names.
>>
>>--
>>            Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay.
>>[log in to unmask] (myself)     http://www.valdyas.org/irina/valdyas
>>
>>
>

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