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hirve. (í n. A hero. [Âdlantki *hirvé, from Kirumb *hírós, from Greek ἥρως hērōs.] A couple more words left to fill out this line: — despatch.AOR-3SG — soul.PL vɛʃrɛ strong foove many adə ACC hirvɔs hero.PL əf GEN [It] despatched many brave souls of heroes. I think that, culturally, hirve might have at least one […]

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The Atlantic name for Rami.

I forget, sometimes, that those of my languages that share the same space ought to be influencing each other.  Atlantic, for example, is supposed to have many loanwords from Menashean (a later stage of Drake) but I have not put many in yet—mostly due to the woeful lack of progress in the latter. And so […]

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New Atlantic words.

Axayɛ. (ɑ́.xə.ʒɛ) adj. and n. Achaean. [Greek Ἀχαιός.] aʃɛ. (ɑ̀.ʃə) n. An ill, a woe, a calamity, a trouble.  [Proto-Indo-European *agh-o-.] murɛ. (mù.ɾə) adj. Countless, innumerable.  [Proto-Indo-European *muH-ro-.] Axayɛ is a reborrowing from Greek. If it had been borrowed in the Kirumb era its Atlantic reflex would be *Ahvɛ—compare the Latin Achivus—but I don’t think […]

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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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