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YAHVO! DR. WATSON HAS REPLIED TO A TOPIC OF MINE!

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Thanks, Rawa! I did notice that Gahro- seemed a bit like a prefix to Gahreesen, but I noticed that in his "Creature" entry, Aitrus actually uses the word "Gahreesen" when referring to a small creature eating.

Thanks, everyone, for the very positive feedback! ANd feel free to continue to contribute! :D

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Wow! Great to know that! :D

So - can we assume, that "Rezeero" neither is "D´ninglish"?

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Rabenschwinge wrote:
Wow! Great to know that! :D

So - can we assume, that "Rezeero" neither is "D´ninglish"?


I think "Rezeero" is "The Great Zero" in D'ni.
Re = The
zee = Zero? I don't know, my D'ni isn't very good
(gah)ro = Great, mighty, etc...



And here's another Age name that can be translated:
Ahno = Water
Nay = Root
The "nay" is probably there to make the Age name close to "Garternay", since Ahnonay was built to replicate the home world of the Ronay. The Ahno is probably a reference to the fact that the age has lots of water.


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Roon = zero

reroon gahro or regahro roon i forget D'ni structures


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Rabenschwinge wrote:
So - can we assume, that "Rezeero" neither is "D´ninglish"?

Yes, <rezEro> ("the [blank]") is an accurate D'ni word. Of course, for fear of further damaging my reputation, I'll refrain from actually giving you another definition so soon, and let you debate its meaning a while longer.

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Current thinking on the DLF, thanks to Renoah and Khrees, is that the "zee" element may be related to "kahzee" (detour), having something to do with direction or orientation.

In any case, it's good to have the resident tease at least admit that we're on the right track in trying to analyze Rezeero as a legitimate word rather than D'ninglish. :)

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Yeah, that. :D

Another bone thrown... This will keep us online for the next 5 years. :? :lol:

By the way: RAWA answered to one of my rare posts? :shock: *faints too*

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BrettM wrote:
Current thinking on the DLF, thanks to Renoah and Khrees, is that the "zee" element may be related to "kahzee" (detour), having something to do with direction or orientation.


"The compass" maybe? That would be appropriate. :)

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So - can we assume, that "Rezeero" neither is "D´ninglish"?

Yes, <rezEro> ("the [blank]") is an accurate D'ni word. Of course, for fear of further damaging my reputation, I'll refrain from actually giving you another definition so soon, and let you debate its meaning a while longer.

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Well in that case would the name "The Great Zero" simply be a bad translation because of the similarity between Rezero and zero?

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John Lynch wrote:
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Rabenschwinge wrote:
So - can we assume, that "Rezeero" neither is "D´ninglish"?

Yes, <rezEro> ("the [blank]") is an accurate D'ni word. Of course, for fear of further damaging my reputation, I'll refrain from actually giving you another definition so soon, and let you debate its meaning a while longer.

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Well in that case would the name "The Great Zero" simply be a bad translation because of the similarity between Rezero and zero?

Not necessarily. It is the point from which all coordinates radiate outward, so the english word 'zero' is coincidentally appropriate, even though it isn't a direct translation.


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It is the point from which all coordinates radiate outward, so the english word 'zero' is coincidentally appropriate, even though it isn't a direct translation.

The D'ni must also have defined the central point of a system of measure as being the "zero point", since they incorporated the D'ni zero digit into the decoration of the area. But their word doesn't include "great" or "zero", so the DRC's term is not really a translation at all, but just a convenient English description.

(Does anyone else get a little tired of everything the D'ni did being prefixed with "Great"? Didn't their civilization ever invent the thesaurus? :D)

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Does anyone else get a little tired of everything the D'ni did being prefixed with "Great"?


Yes, it feels a little tacky.

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It might just be that we only hear about the things that are labeled "great". Would be nice to get some variety though.

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Well, they were a prideful folk! ;)

Hee hee, though - now I'm imagining the D'ni going about their daily lives, pronouncing everything great. At dinner the Great Roast was served! At bedtime, the Great Story was told! At work, Great Memos were written!

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That all things has the word great in it is subjective. Would like to see the small, unimportant things in the game? Logically all we see in the game are important things to history and storyline. So all those things were for D'ni people great things. When you count D'ni words for something special there are less words that haven't the word great in it.

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