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Re: The New Word Suggestion Threads -- El Fil dels Noveux Mocts Suxhestats
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2020, 06:12:06 PM »
Possibly. The latter is the spelling we used in the Republic, but you're right that the former looks more linguistically correct.

Ah, if it's been in use already then I of course rescind my objection.


Wait, TalossaWiki says the spelling was Tanáischteu. What gives?
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Re: The New Word Suggestion Threads -- El Fil dels Noveux Mocts Suxhestats
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2020, 08:52:01 PM »
I honestly don't have a clue. The Wiki is not to be trusted, too many people edit that miéida and some of them have a trolling/disinformation agenda. And the Republic Witt is offline so I can't check it out. I advise you to use your best judgement.

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Re: The New Word Suggestion Threads -- El Fil dels Noveux Mocts Suxhestats
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2020, 09:26:56 PM »
Miestra, you're the source.  Don't you remember the whole discussion about the title?
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Re: The New Word Suggestion Threads -- El Fil dels Noveux Mocts Suxhestats
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2020, 01:51:27 AM »
Since clearly I don't remember, and Republic Witt is down, I endorse Tánischteu as the reformed spelling.

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Re: The New Word Suggestion Threads -- El Fil dels Noveux Mocts Suxhestats
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2020, 05:05:24 AM »
I found something:

Quote from: Miestră in 2014
Eric: the Talossan word I chose for Opposition leader - amazed that there was none in the formal dictionary - was tanáischteu, from the Irish meaning "successor" or "alternative".
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I think Tanaischteu (no accent mark since leaving it out wouldnt change the pronunciation) is good.
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Re: The New Word Suggestion Threads -- El Fil dels Noveux Mocts Suxhestats
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2021, 07:32:08 PM »
New year, new word suggestion. Without further ado:



Talossan word: grefierïă
English translation: scribery
Part of speech: Noun (feminine)
Context (e.g. citations for use, word origin, etc.): Chancellor --> Cantzeleir, Chancery --> Cantzelerïa, Scribe --> Grefieir, Scribery --> Grefierïa
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Re: The New Word Suggestion Threads -- El Fil dels Noveux Mocts Suxhestats
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2021, 06:25:56 PM »
Here's my personal take on grefierïă:

While the parallel to cantzeleir ~ cantzelerïă is pretty convincing, I do have an objection to make, namely that there is already a Talossan word for "scribery" in use: scriuerïă. It is used in some TalossaWiki articles, which is what I chose for the L'Estat document. From a purely aesthetic point of view, grefierïă is the better choice, but from a descriptivist point of view, scriuerïă ought to be prefered.

I'm conflicted. What do you think?
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Re: The New Word Suggestion Threads -- El Fil dels Noveux Mocts Suxhestats
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2021, 11:22:24 PM »
Téu aucün opiniuns över ça. Téu simplămint fäts 'n glheþinaziun listeral. Schi ja'iens moct q'isch detxa uçescu, instüzös ça uficialità eda mancançă da ça, acest moct put estar el miglhor à guardar. À mhïus, façar acest non noi resquirarha àð inovar els texts existinds cün 'n noveu moct.

(I have no strong opinions either way. I simply made a literal translation. If there's already a word in use, regardless of its status as official or not, maybe that's the better one to keep. At least, doing that doesn't require us to update the existing texts with a new word.)