Lexember: Uninvited Guests

Today we are talking about vermin!

First, we are going to use the word that means vermin in Old Bear.

It comes from the older word chiav, which means worm.

 

….Whoops, I need a consistant set of noun endings for this. 

Backing up to Prer and Nonggo

and Prɘrta, of course.

Right, so a consistant ending for nouns would be

-od for animals and other things that move.

thus chiavod, worm

Nonggod, although nobody would say that

because

-ol is for people and the things above people

Prɘrolta

prerol

Nonggol 

 

But!

We are talking about vermin.

And chiavod (yes, with the -od), has come to mean unwanted/unlikable people.

Thus, there is no way Verve would use it in a spell when what she wants to do is get rid of unwanted insects and animals.

So the word that she uses is univited guests,  with an ending making it clear that she’s talking about no-people.

So we start with loeth, wich is the Oldest Bear word that probably means speak, I.e., I spoke to you. 

But they are spoken to or for, and thus they are loethfaexcept that’s pretty awkward, so it’s loethefa.

And now we need to make them uninvited, so that’s puloethefa.

And they are in our house!

sheach in the Oldest Bear is a word we’ll come back to, it means strange.

But if we change the -ch into a -sk, we end up with welcome strange.

For a person, they would be sheaskol.  For this thing, we have Guests-uninvited.

 

Sheaskol puloethefa

 

 

 

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