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    Re: Singular form of Iduali

    Postby SandChigger » 01 Apr 2010 05:54

    Not everybody knows what T(A)U is.

    It's The (Almost) Undeleted, Omphalos' science-fiction site.
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    Re: Singular form of Iduali

    Postby lotek » 01 Apr 2010 06:02

    SandChigger wrote:Not everybody knows what T(A)U is.

    It's The (Almost) Undeleted, Omphalos' science-fiction site.


    not evrybody that is new to the Sietch but if it indeed is someone who's been here before and chose to hide his identity there is cause to believe he'd know about it...

    but I am paranoid and full of conspirashit so don't pay attention to me :lol:
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    Re: Singular form of Iduali

    Postby SandChigger » 01 Apr 2010 12:34

    Maybe it never came up. :think: Just saying... :shifty:
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    Re: Singular form of Iduali

    Postby Orthodox » 02 Apr 2010 03:05

    lotek wrote:
    SandChigger wrote:Not everybody knows what T(A)U is.

    It's The (Almost) Undeleted, Omphalos' science-fiction site.


    not evrybody that is new to the Sietch but if it indeed is someone who's been here before and chose to hide his identity there is cause to believe he'd know about it...

    but I am paranoid and full of conspirashit so don't pay attention to me :lol:


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    Re: Singular form of Iduali

    Postby lotek » 02 Apr 2010 05:55

    fair enough then, sorry for the overly suspicious attitude but hey this is the interwebz, it made people like JC Harwood possible so anything goes really :lol:
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    Re: Singular form of Iduali

    Postby SandChigger » 02 Apr 2010 07:47

    lotek wrote:but I am paranoid and full of conspirashit

    Don't feel bad. ;)
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    Re: Singular form of Iduali

    Postby lotek » 02 Apr 2010 08:09

    SandChigger wrote:
    lotek wrote:but I am paranoid and full of conspirashit

    Don't feel bad. ;)



    :lol:
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    I revel in it :mrgreen:
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    Re: Singular form of Iduali

    Postby SandChigger » 11 Apr 2010 09:32

    I thought I had a tentative answer to this one this evening.

    The Form IV verbal noun is formed by prefixing 'i- to a root and placing a long â after the second literal. For K - T - B, this would give 'iktâb, meaning "causing to write; dictation". So if there were a root like D - W - L, the verbal noun would be 'idwâl, which would just need the adjective-forming suffix to give 'Idwâlî or something passably close enough to Iduali.

    There is in fact a verb dâla (root D - W - L). Its Form IV verbal noun would mean "giving ascendancy to, making victorious, letting triumph, granting victory; replacing, exchanging, substituting." No real connection with "water insects", but who can account for the development of new meanings?

    The problem, though, is the presence of that W in the middle makes it a hollow verb, which means the form of the verbal noun is slightly different than the pattern I gave above: 'idâla(h). If we try to add the suffix to that, we'll get 'idâlatî (Idalati), which is nothing at all like what we want.

    Ah well. ;)
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    Re: Singular form of Iduali

    Postby lotek » 11 Apr 2010 09:39

    good job!
    that's what I like to see :)

    was your dictation example a coincidence though?
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    Re: Singular form of Iduali

    Postby SandChigger » 11 Apr 2010 20:27

    Yeah, pretty much. Root K-T-B "write" is kind-of the standard used by all the grammarians. A happy coincidence. :lol:
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