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Âdlantki word of the moment.

prušni. (prúʃ.ni) n. Offspring, progeny. A baby; an infant. [Proto-Indo-European *proH₂-ǵnH₁-o-.] As one of the glosses suggests, this is a near cognate to “progeny”, though the formation was meant to follow Sanskrit प्रजा prajā. It can be used both of descendants generally, or of infants—compare “child” in English—but I think the more usual sense is the latter. […]

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Cases in Drake.

The other day I was sitting down to work on Drake’s FrathWiki page and going through old notes on what to add.  I found the note: “cases: nom gen dat acc loc”. Ah wonderful, I says to myself, I haven’t had much grammar in this yet. I rummage through everything else, though, and am only […]

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Atlantic word of the moment.

ganɛ. (ɡɑ̀.nə) adj. Deadly, poisonous, dangerous, noxious, baneful. [Âdlantki *gani. Kirumb *ganos, Proto-Indo-European *gʷhn- ‘to slay’.] I don’t know how late this formation was, but Pokorny doesn’t show any cognates  that would have been built from the pattern *gʷhn-no- as this would be.  Most of the derivatives of this root refer to the act of […]

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The letter śádí.

So the other day I was working on a page for the Kirumb Alphabet on FrathWiki.  There are a few things here that I’d forgotten, and it took comparing a few other files to work out the details, but one thing everything seemed to have in common is that the standard Kirumb dialect had one […]

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‘Buzz’ in Âdlantki

I wanted something cognate to Latin bombīre when I started working on this word, but all the other cognates seemed a little too European; I ended up going with the PIE root *bhrem- instead (so the word is related to the Âdlantki word for ‘bee’, vormi.) The root gives an unattested Kirumb normal stem *brim-, […]

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Âdlantki words of the moment

Unlike last time where I only managed to work with one word, this time I actually have a word and a half! At this rate I’ll be writing books in no time. The Âdlantki word for a dog is soné /sɔ̀ne/. This comes from the same IE root as Greek κύων, Latin canis, English hound, […]

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Sirius.

So, I started this particular language several years ago but never put much work into it. To start with it was an a priori language (and I still have a file going by the wonderfully descriptive name of ‘A zillion proto-Sirius root words’), but later I decided, as I generally do, that languages look better […]

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