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Re: Singular form of Iduali

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 05:54
by SandChigger
Not everybody knows what T(A)U is.

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

Re: Singular form of Iduali

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 06:02
by lotek
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:

Re: Singular form of Iduali

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 12:34
by SandChigger
Maybe it never came up. :think: Just saying... :shifty:

Re: Singular form of Iduali

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 03:05
by Orthodox
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:


Before my ID swap, I had only posted a few times. I am hiding from other people, not Jacurutu.

Re: Singular form of Iduali

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 05:55
by lotek
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:

Re: Singular form of Iduali

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 07:47
by SandChigger
lotek wrote:but I am paranoid and full of conspirashit

Don't feel bad. ;)

Re: Singular form of Iduali

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 08:09
by lotek
SandChigger wrote:
lotek wrote:but I am paranoid and full of conspirashit

Don't feel bad. ;)



:lol:
I don't
I revel in it :mrgreen:

Re: Singular form of Iduali

Posted: 11 Apr 2010 09:32
by SandChigger
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. ;)

Re: Singular form of Iduali

Posted: 11 Apr 2010 09:39
by lotek
good job!
that's what I like to see :)

was your dictation example a coincidence though?

Re: Singular form of Iduali

Posted: 11 Apr 2010 20:27
by SandChigger
Yeah, pretty much. Root K-T-B "write" is kind-of the standard used by all the grammarians. A happy coincidence. :lol: