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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:44 pm 
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Thanks for the clarification, Tweek, and for the further elaboration :!:

I suppose these pradteenuhreetee would be part of a financial system managed by the Guild of Bankers.

That reminds me of another thought about the Riven Soundtrack text. Supposing that tenahsh is intended to translate “in part” and given the final -sh perhaps this is literally an adverb meaning ‘partially’, in which case tenah might be an adjective meaning ‘partial’.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:14 pm 
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korovev wrote:
Maybe h’ðopæz is a single word. Not very likely, but there is a h’rot in Crossword.

This h’ may be the key to the Releeshahn Inscription. We do have a couple words with a similar shape to h’rot where there is no obvious morpheme boundary, namely m’lah ‘lizard’ and v’jah ‘celebration’. But we also have words like d’nee ‘new beginning’ where the meaning derives from a combination of morphemes, here d(e) ‘again’ and nee ‘new, fresh’.

Since ro seems to mean ‘people’ in a collective sense, perhaps used only to refer to non-D’ni, as in bahro; possibly h’rot means something like ‘habitable’, referring e.g. to an Age that is capable of sustaining “advanced” forms of life. The semantic contribution of the element h’ if it is indeed a reduced form of *he might be indicated by a word like hevo ‘swarm’. This overlaps with the sense of tes ‘group’ (both words can refer to the same actual thing), the difference being that hevo implies additionally that the group is acting together and in close proximity to each other. There is a similar sense of collectivity in the word hev for ‘word’, being a sequence of sounds/letters that has a meaning when used together; in her ‘number’ with respect to the “digits” that comprise it; or in hern ‘room’, which is a place where people gather together, often for a designated activity (e.g. to learn about numbers and words).

Hence in the Releeshahn Inscription, if it does indeed say b’cheg h’dhopæz, the second part may have something to do with a collective activity or institution.

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