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Re: Ill Dragun Rhys, Kemr in the age of AIDS
On Sun, 12 Apr 1998, John Cowan wrote:
> I was looking over the Brithenig alphabet the other day, and wondering
> what the names of the non-Brithenig letters might be. I still don't have
> most of them, but it seemed plain to me that "V" is called "fi saesonig"
> and frequently just "fi", and is thought of as a foreign variant
> (I almost wrote "fariant") of "F".
The Cherno just call it "vi", as they use it for [v] instead of "f".
> And then another thought struck me. AIDS, and the Human Immunodeficiency
> Virus that causes it, undoubtedly have proper Brithenig names; but it
> seems to me that the latter is referred to primarily by its *English*
> initials, to wit,
I think such clearly modern history will have to wait until we a) figure
out where these phonomena came from, why and when; b) figure out what the
impetus were for those events; and c) figure out how they are arrived at
from our 5th cen. POD. That's a lot of figuring.
I'm sure Andrew had in mind a world not too dissimilar from ours for the
Comro to inhabit; but there must indeed be certain canyon sized
differences all the same.
> ACH I FI!
I would suggest VID and SIDA:
virus de imwnidad deficienn dynal
syndrom di imwnidad deficienn acuerid
Feel free to clean up my attempt at figuring the Brithenig forms. These
Brithenig terms are based upon what we find in other Romance langs for the
same diseases; assuming they exist at all/to the same degree in the
> John Cowan email@example.com
> e'osai ko sarji la lojban.