Re: Are there any words you've found yourself wanting?
Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:38 pm
I kinda lost track of the conversation about page two a a a, but since I write and translate tp a lot, I've run into several concepts that seem not to want to break down into it. Oddly for a Taoist conlang, the hardest has been tao. Is it pu (which, as the only undefined in my dictionary is starting to bug me more than it should), or would it be nasin with a few modifiers, or can tp just not express the inexpressible yet? Some word like law, or custom, or principle also has been troublesome. Something like nasin kulupu is the best I can come up with, but it doesn't seem to express rule or practice or such very well. Also what would put or place be? Awen? Other than those, I agree with jan Te about a bend/turn/fold word, jan Josan about one meaning sharp/pointy, and jan Pisku's suggestions (left, right, put in/insert/enter/poke/puncture. Unless the last would be unpa...?