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PostPosted: Sat 21 Jan 2017, 15:37 
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uwe-elenaleyaris tilavehereth eic uwe-athalleris mawlivehereth
uwe-allândesseris ata-crhruacadumasni
and-we-ateh nepasil talgarem
and-we-ateh sordadasem
ayya!
didi-elenaleyarave tilavehereth eic didi-athallarave mawlivehereth
yan-we-ateh taroscarhrteyena sathvowyes


under-stars-LOC bright-PrACTPPL & under-moons-LOC round-PrACTPPL
under-night.skies-LOC LOC-deepest.heart.of.night
PRES-ERG-1sMASC from.here.below-ADV reach-IMPF
PRES-ERG-qsMASC grasp
Alas!
VOC-stars-VOC bright-PrACTPPL & VOC-moons-VOC round-PrACTPPL
EVERPRES-ERG-1sMASC caress.with.fingers be.able(INFX.NEG.PTC.)-PERF

Under brighting stars and rounding moons
Under deeping skies in heart of night
I reach upwards
I grasp
Alas!
Ye brighting stars ye rounding moons!
That I can not touch!



Grammatically, nothing terribly interesting. We do see the double vocative. This could be read as a vocative of reference, since the antecedants are known; in this case, the VOC simply replaces the ergative or absolute or some other case. As the case may be! Alternatively, it could be read as an emphatic, exclamatory or emotive vocative.

Can also see clearly the two different declensional patterns in Queranaran. Technically, words entering the language from Teyoran are declined as they would be in that language. For example, allândesseris is locative plural of an -e class noun, -e- being the stem and -eris being the termination. While native words and words borrowed from other languages are declined in the Queranaran fashion. For example, ata-crhruacadumasni is locative plural of a -s/-sni class noun, ata- being the case termination and -sni being the nominal class marker cum plural formant.

One interesting point on the matters of talgarein & sordadasein is that both of these words have the connotation of vain struggle. Very negative and sad are these words!

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Feb 2017, 05:48 
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Some Applied Dwimmery

Of Dubious Use is this curious device known as Dom Adlaw's patented Happy Horus's Horological Hexifractor and Hoodling Hootenanny in a Hogshead.
It's a thaumological device the use of which will cause the length of a day to expand from twenty-four to forty-eight hours. Just follow the directions on the box
very carefully and hey presto!, you'll soon be experiencing the wonder of forty-eight hour days, with a soothing folk music background! Bet you can cook a lot
of dinners and paint lots of pictures in forty-eight hours, with Dom Adlaw's Hexifractor!

Works every time, too, so long as you're careful. Some careless folks have noted that, while their clocks do indeed whirl around forty-eight times in a day, their
hours seem quite unaccountably to consist of only thirty minutes. Not quite sure why that should be. Ah, well, one lives and learns!




Heliothaumics is a practical integration of light and dwimmery. It is now, in modern times, a well established principle that light can act as a conduit in
which thaumic energy can be corralled and channelled. The only concern then is how to corral and channel the light itself! The answer, of course!, is more
dwimmery, here by means of a thaumologically created glass conduit, perhaps in some ways not too dissimilar to fiber optics.

Heliothaumics is being used in the Uttermost West for certain surgical applications. They have had huge sunlight concentrators on the roof of the Library which
act as a sort of skylight system to brighten the lower levels of the complex and its workshops and surgical theatres for many years. More recently, this system
has been fortified and is now used for rather different purposes as it is now able to concentrate light even more, with the result that the light can be put to
uses other than just illumination. The rather soupy concentrated light of these more powerful concentrators is squeezed through a special conduit and once
exuded, rapidly expands back into normal light, giving off not only a great amount of ordinary light, but also some lights of higher energies and quite a lot of
heat that can be used like a knife. They call it helioparasion, or cutting with the sun.




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The closest phenomenon to "antimagic" in The World is the ability of some extremely powerful Daine individuals to act as thaumic attractors and accumulators
and simultaneously as thaumic dampers and consumers. Such are called thaumophages on account of their ability to sort of suck in magical force from around
them as if they were breathing air. This means that such a one may be bombarded on all sides by powerful works of every kind of magic and not only would he
suffer no ill effects but literally will have "drunk" or "breathed in" the raw power around him.

Such Daine are often sensed by astute or sensitive magic users, and they frequently guard themselves closely around such a potential threat. Some
particularly sensitive individuals have said that especially powerful thaumophages can literally attack and suck magical force from someone. Victims say that
the attack itself makes the heart race and breath comes quick and laboured, and that a kind of giddy or almost exstatic feeling comes over one. After such an
attack, the victim is usually psychically and mentally and often physically drained, but is left otherwise unharmed. Though frightening for an accomplished
magic user to be so violated, their innate abilities and powers may not be so easily stripped, and once the attack is over, magical force refills the area and all
is as it was before. Though little comfort to the victims, the thaumophage himself is left similarly drained after persuing such a psychically violent attacks, and
is generally left with headaches and some level of mental confusion for a time afterwards.

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb 2017, 09:34 
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I have a question. Do people in the World see "dwimmery" as one discipline or one type of energy or is it your catch-all term, and the in-world understanding/naming is more nuanced?

I was recently pondering how science works in our world, where we don't really see biology, sociology, and mathematics as one and the same - and I wonder whether in a magical world, people wouldn't similarly see magic as a part of the various disciplines it is applied in, rather than something external to the "normal" course.


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