I'm posting it everywhere else on the internet, so here's my words for today. I probably won't do a word for all of my current WIPs every
day, but I figured I'd start off strong.
The Sanmra capital (in which they speak Tirina) is very near the shores of Lake Superior, so I figure they should have a word for lake trout. Let's go with nameko
[nɛ'meko], borrowed from Ojibwe namegos
(on a side note, I am so glad I moved the Sanmra capital to Michigan rather than Washington... it's so much easier to find resources on Algonquian languages than it is to find Salishan and Penutian ones.)
Old Azen is still very much in the early stages, so let's go with a pretty basic word: lake. As with much of Old Azen terminology, I'll borrow it from a Turkic language to get kṓl
. (cf Turkish and Azeri göl
, Turkmen and Uzbek köl
, Bashkir күл
), etc. Note that what I transcribe as <ṓ> is [ø:] in the IPA.)
For extra fun, let's borrow it forward into Modern Azen to get kel
, which I imagine would still mean "lake". (Ooh! Apparently kel was my fiftieth word in Modern Azen. Neat.)
I have no clue what I'm even doing with the Dalar Sign Language, so I'll just roll with it. Let's do a word for tree. In my slightly modified version of the SLIPA, it's [sh<A!u(t~a~t)>]; in my transcription scheme, it's tAv
. It's basically the BSL sign for tree, just with a closed fist rather than an open hand, and minus the "non-dominant" hand (because DSL is almost entirely one-handed).
(because you guys probably don't have as easy access to my CWS articles as you would on the CWS boards... my modified version of the SLIPA
, which is a method for transcribing sign language created by David Peterson, and my transcription system for DSL