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In a message dated 11/9/98 5:46:33 PM, [log in to unmask] writes:

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>Od: Josh Roth <[log in to unmask]>
>Do: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <[log in to unmask]>
>Data: 4 listopada 1998 04:35
>Temat: Re: Three questions from a lurker
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>>Kye=3Dliterature
>>kye + fe=3Dliterature + do/use=3Dread
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>
>don't you think the reading was first and literature then, so shouldn't
>the
>'read' be the earier,base/basic form;

Well what would you read if there were no literature?  Oh, and by literatu=
re,
I don't mean literature as in the English sense of the word, I mean ANYTHI=
NG
that is written or read.

>of course it could be only one of the words for 'reading' which use is
>limited (ie. for reading literature :-) )
>and of course the original 'read' word might have been get out of use,
>and
>'kyefe' takes it place...
>
>just think about it

I'm thinking :-)

>>kye + lye=3Dliterature + thing/example=3Ddocument
>>kyelye + ski=3Ddocument + diminuitive=3Dcard, note
>>kyelyeski + gle=3Dcard + intensify/special=3Dgreeting card
>>kyelye + mbe {this shortens to kyembe}=3Ddocument + big=3Dbook
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>what was first document or the book

Hmmm..... I'm not sure.

>'kyembe'=3Dbig literature is better (of course in MY opinion)

That wouldn't make much sense in Eloshtan, just as it doesn't in English. =
 You
have to say "big SAMPLE of literature"  which is what the "lye" does.  Of
course, since kyelyembe shortens to kyembe anyway, it cold just have an
uncertain etymology (either kye+mbe or kye+lye+mbe)

>>kyembe + gle=3Dbook + intensify/special=3Dbible
>>kyembe + hye=3Dbook +container=3Dslipcase
>>kyembe + nte=3Dbook + medium.sized.place.of=3Dbookcase
>>kyembe + nti=3Dbook + large.sized.place.of=3Dlibrary
>>kyembe + ski=3D book + diminuitive=3Dbooklet, pamphlet
>>.....etc........
>
>that's only MY opinion, and it's nothing wrong in disagreeing, at least
>it's
>your conlang!

Thank you for your comments!!

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