(From Lognet 95/1)


By Stephen L. Rice

To streamline matters, I’ve decided to change the format of the column back to a simple group of wordlists. Questions, problems, and reactions will be included when necessary. The following words are taken from a survey of subject vocabularies. In this column, there are some general environment terms, together with architecture and furniture and a few miscellaneous words. —SLR

Steve, having graduated from the University of Alaska, is no longer in constant e-touch with The Institute; so we no longer have immediate feedback from him on his columns. So, starting with this one, we’re inaugurating a different procedure for dealing with the ideas for alternative words that seem always to be generated by reading a fellow wordmaker’s work. (It’s that superproductive “kibitzer’s perspective”, soi crano.) Both Dr. McIvor and I will read Steve’s column each time, and whenever either of us feels inclined to introduce an alternative word for some concept on Steve’s list, he’ll do so. Several such alternatives have been introduced by each of us this time; they bear our initials. All the uninitialed entries are, of course, Steve’s. What this means is that, instead of attempting to decide which words are best behind the scenes, we’ll be doing it publicly. That may stimulate more wordmaking on your part, Hoi Logli...which would be good! Anyway, as probably only one in each set of alternatives generated in this way will appear in LOD, you logli can help us choose the best one by sending in your “votes”. And remember, you too have that “kibitzer’s perspective”. So send in your better words as well as your votes!Please send them to Bob McIvor, who, as LOD’s editor, has the nearly-final word on what goes into it. —JCB/RAM

tribiafii <tri(cu)+bi(ts)a+fi(ld)i = tree(s)-between-field> (2n) ... is a clearing in forest ... 3-cpx ’95

filbiatri <fil(di)+bi(ts)a+tri(cu) = field(s)-between-tree(s)> (3n) ... is a hedgerow, dense row of trees, between ... and ... 3-cpx RAM ‘95

basmoa <bas(ni)+mo(nc)a = base-mountain> (2n) ... is a foothill at the base of mountain ... 2-cpx ’95

krobisli <kro(li)+bisli = flow-ice> (3n) ... is a glacier of region ... moving in direction ... 2-cpx ’95

bisykuspo <bis(li)+y+kuspo = ice-spread> (2v) ... glaciers/overflows with ice to/over ... 2-cpx ’95

tricmagru <tri(cu)+cma(lo)+gru(pa) = tree-small-group> (2n) ... is a thicket of habitat ... 3-cpx ’95 (As opposed to cmatrigru, which would presumably be a bansai forest.—SLR)

snihebgru <sni(re)+he(r)b(a)+gru(pa) = close-plant-group> (2n) ... is a thicket of habitat ... 2-cpx JCB ‘95

kerpucmelpae <ker(ti)+puc(to)+me(r)l(i)+pa(tcm)e = air-push-measure-apparatus> (1n) ... is a barometer. 4-cpx ’95

kerpucmei <ker(ti)+puc(to)+me(rl)i = air-push-measure(r)> (1n) .. is a barometer. 3-cpx JCB ’95 [If we allow merli to apply to instruments as well as human measurers, then -mei is sufficient.—JCB]

kerkromei <ker(ti)+kro(li)+me(rl)i = air-flow-measure(r)> (1n) ... is an anemometer. 3-cpx RAM ’95

lunceu <lun(ra)+ce(dz)u = moon-shade> (1n) ... is a lunar eclipse. 3-cpx SLR/RAM ’95

telceu <te(r)l(a)+ce(dz)u = earth-shade> (2n) ... is a solar eclipse visible from/in area ... 3-cpx SLR/RAM’95

viusti <vi(dj)u+sti(se) = view-stop> (3v) ... eclipses/stops the view of scene/object ... from point ... 2-cpx RAM ‘95

bifylaktru <bif(ci)+y+lak(se)+tru(ke) = bee-wax-structure> (2n) ... is a honeycomb from/of hive ... 3-cpx ’95

sodhaa <so(l)d(a)+ha(sf)a = soldier-house> (2n) ... is a barracks of military group ... 2-Cpx ’95

notysimskapi <not(bi)+y+sim(ci)+skapi = other-seem-skin> (2n) ... is the facade of ... 3-cpx ’95

trufre <tru(ke)+fre(na) = structure-front> (2n) ... is the facade/front elevation of building/structure ... 2-cpx RAM ‘95

falfre <fal(ji)+fre(na) = false-front> (3n) ... is the “facade” (fig.)/false appearance presented by person ... to person(s) ... 2-cpx RAM ‘95

skatyteu <skat(i)+y+te(tc)u = sky-extend(er)> (1n) ... is a skyscraper, a building reaching to the sky. 2-cpx ’95

zvojao <zvo(to)+ja(gl)o = out-angle> (2n) ... is a projecting corner of ... (e.g., a building, curb, or table). (Spanish angulo). 2-cpx ’95

nenjao <nen(ri)+ja(gl)o = in-angle> (2n) ... is an interior corner/recess of ... (e.g., a room) (Spanish rincon). 2-cpx ’95

belkru <be(k)l(i)+kru(ma) = bell-room> (2n) ... is a belfry of structure ... 2-cpx ’95

bamtrufa <ba(l)m(a)+trufa = ball-roof> (2n) ... is a dome of structure ... 2-cpx ’95

metleljuo <met(li)+lel(pi)+(d)ju(p)o = metal-level-support> (1n) ... is a metal beam/girder supporting load ... in structure ... 3-cpx ’95

zvojagdua <zvo(to)+jag(lo)+du(rn)a = out-angle-ornament> (2n) . . is a cornice of structure ... 3-cpx ’95

nendeu <nen(ri)+de(rt)u = in-dirt> (1a) ... is underground. 2-cpx ’95

nendertre <nen(ri)+der(tu)+tre(na) = in-dirt-train> (2n) ... is a subway/underground train of system ... 3-cpx ’95

tcehou <tce(ru)+ho(ld)u = through-hole> (4n) ... is a tunnel through/under obstacle ...(hill/river/strait, etc.) between points ... on route ... 2-cpx ’95 [Tcehou is already defined as a through-hole/perforation in; so either tunnel could be added to its meanings, or we could build a new word as below. JCB/RAM]

tceholrua <tce(ru)+hol(du)+ru(tm)a = through-hole-route> (4n) ... is a tunnel through/under obstacle ... (hill/river/strait, etc.) between points ... on route... 3-cpx RAM ‘95

ruthou <rut(ma)+ho(ld)u = route-hole> (4n) ... is a tunnel through/under obstacle ... (hill/river/strait, etc.) between points ... on route ... 2-cpx JCB ‘95

nurmaoslo <nu+r+ma(dz)o+slo(pu) = made-slope> (2n) ... is an embankment of/along ..., river, canal, highway, railroad, etc. 3-cpx ’95

bierslo <bi(dj)e+r+slo(pu) = edge-slope> (2n) ... is an embankment of/along ..., river, canal, highway, railroad, etc. 3-cpx JCB ’95

dzotridybie <dzo(ru)+trid(a)+y+bi(dj)e = walk-street-edge> (2n) ... is the curb/kerb (Br.) of sidewalk ... 3-cpx ’95 [Dzotrida,“walk-street”, is now in LOD; I suggest replacing it with the following more vivid metaphor, which will remind us why sidewalks were invented in the first place! —JCB]

drarua <dra(ni)+ru(tm)a = dry-way> (2n) ... is a sidewalk, raised footpath, along street/road ... 2-cpx JCB ‘95

drarutbie <dra(ni)+rut(ma)+bi(dj)e = dry-way-edge> (2n) ... is a curb/kerb (Br.) of sidewalk/raised footpath ... 2-cpx JCB ‘95

darbie <dar(li)+bi(dj)e = far-edge> (2n) ... are the outskirts of ... 2-cpx ’95

rolsilcei <rol(gu)+sil(tu)+ce(rs)i = roll-shake-chair> (1n) ... is a rocking chair. 3-Cpx ’95

tecycei <te(t)c(u)+y+ce(rs)i = extend-chair> (1n) ... is a reclining chair/recliner. 2-Cpx ’95

fodcei <fo(l)d(a)+ce(rs)i = fold-chair> (1n) ... is a folding chair. 2-Cpx ’95

fopcei <fo(t)p(a)+ce(rs)i = fat-chair> (1n) ... is an easy-/overstuffed chair. 2-Cpx JCB ’95

prifodcei <pri(re)+fo(l)d(a)+ce(rs)i = back-fold-chair> (1n) .. is a bucket seat, as in a car. 3-Cpx ’95

bakcei <bak(to)+ce(rs)i = bucket-chair> (1n) ... is a bucket seat, as in a car. 2-Cpx JCB ’95

rencei <ren(ro)+ce(rs)i = throw-chair> (1n) ... is an ejection seat. 2-Cpx ’95

picveo <pi(n)c(a)+ve(sl)o = urine-vessel> (1n) ... is a urinal (such as used by hospitals). 2-cpx ’95

picgodru <pi(n)c(a)+godru = urine-drain> (1n) ... is a urinal (the kind found in lavatories). 2-cpx ’95

picpatpe <pi(n)c(a)+patpe = urine-pot> (1n) ... is a chamber-pot. 2-cpx ’95

lagrae <la(n)g(a)+ra(nd)e = long-round> (3n) ... is an ellipse with foci ..., plural set, and major axis ... 2-cpx ’95

midhatro <mid(ju)+hatro = middle-hot> (1a) ... is tepid/lukewarm. 2-cpx ’95

ranjysui <ranj(o)+y+su(nd)i = range-send> (3v) ... broadcasts ... throughout area ... 2-cpx ’95

Next time, Steve tells me, he will be dealing with clothing, grooming, sewing, and cooking terms, and a few words for social interactions. —JCB