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On Wed, 6 Aug 2003 20:53:35 -0700 Arthaey Angosii <[log in to unmask]>
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> So, anyone with a conlang like that?  He certainly only wants natlang
> examples, but I'm interested in conlangs.  :)

tolkien, maybe?  i seem to recall quenya having more than one verb
meaning "to die"...

fair (2) "natural death" (as act) (PHIR)

fir- "die, fade" (cf. fifru-); aorist (?) fr "expire"; augmentless
perfect fri, translated "she has breathed forth" (but no explicit
element meaning "she" seems to be present) (MR:250, 470)

nuru, Nuru "death, Death" (GUR). This would represent earlier *uru and
should be spelt accordingly in Tengwar writing. When personalized, Nuru
refers to Mandos. Cf. Nurufantur.

qualin ("q") "dead" (KWAL, LT1:264)

qualm ("q") "agony, death" (KWAL, LT1:264)

unqual ("q") "agony, death" (KWAL)

urdu "death" (LT2:342; rather nuru in Tolkien's later Quenya)

so it seems that there are three different roots that yeald words with
meanings related to death in quenya: _phir_, _kwal_, and _gur_, all with
different meanings.

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"boys speak in rhythm
and girls just lie."
  -- anberlin - "foreign language"

"i put out disco's inferno in the early eighties
i would not be in a boy band, punk gets all the ladies
i could take the backstreet boys or hanson or n'sync
britney spears and ricky martin, we all think you stink"
  -- trendy - "punk rocker"

"and i'm only gonna pierce my left ear
and i've been working on this mustache all summer long
and my favorite band will always be tears for fears
and i'm gonna wear a pink tux to the prom"
  -- relient k - "in love with the 80's"

narav teraz' iroti
kojes krat erarota
kuna, ysivaz' entas
naradas krat zuny narav
kuraz dityvyszi, radyji, sa rodyji
dimokrosi zosa endas
d' erensa dades kirs ins wiz

"They are not in Baghdad.  They are not in control of any airport.  I
tell you this.  It is all a lie.  They lie.  It is a hollywood movie.
You do not believe them."
  -- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, Iraqi Minister of Information

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