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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:24 pm 
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I'm an idiot I didn't even think of it being something like Laki Ahno >.<


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:35 am 
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I've always assumed that Laki'ahn meant "Laki water" or "Laki's water". It never occurred to me that it might mean something else, although that's always a possibility.

Still, the Age seems to be a small archipelago or an isolated island, and that keeps me leaning toward some form of water as a definition.

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There’s also Negilahn (from gilo?), though it could be unrelated like Teledahn.

Also, note how tomahnah is often shortened in tomahn, so there might be some phonetic rule that works on ahn+vowel, and maybe other suffixes.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:36 am 
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It does get shortened but I always took that as a difference in terms like Tomahn = House, Tomahna = Home.


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As I recall, Tomahna is not specifically a D'ni word, but was a name Atrus created from the word tomahn.

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In this case Tweek is the one whose memory is correct.

Rawa confirmed that tomahn = 'house' and tomahnah = 'home' when Orz asked about the use of the latter in the sentence he translated for him.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:27 pm 
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The definition, explanation, and the example are all from the horse's mouth. In other words, they are official.

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Is RAWA aware that this explanation contradicts literally everything about -tahn, then? Also, may I suggest giving a source when RAWA tells you something, so that it doesn't look like you being wrong.

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We have always known that ahrotahn was an unusual word, since the translation "outsider" is not literally an agent noun. This fact that agent-noun suffixes can have other minor usages in a language is not a peculiarity of English; so it has always been a theoretical possibility that ahro is not a verb.

I agree with Kath that it would help to know which parts of Larry's "creativity" are peculiar to his own point of view and which parts reflect actual facts; especially as his own claims to objectivity are themselves couched in his personal brand of "humour" :)

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:26 pm 
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When I announced that I'd finished the second run-through of the fan lexicon, that was the end of my listing of words with theoretical definitions. IIRC, every word since then has been a new official release, either from Rawa to someone else or from Rawa directly to me.

When the words are guesswork, I say so in the notes. If I don't, they aren't.

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I guess I am being too subtle :wink:

K'laamas relayed Rawa's transcription of the original D'ni sentence behind the English translation, "The reader is entertained by the journey of another, but the writer is the changer of worlds." This included the D'ni noun spelled .

Larry included information in his dictionary, which he claims comes from Rawa, though he does not quote him directly, in which what appears to be the same D'ni word is spelled .

It seems likely that only one of these spellings can be correct; so I am just curious to know what Rawa literally did say and which parts of K'laamas's and Larry's shared information are their own additions :)

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