One hundred and one Old Qári roots and their derivatives (part 6)

The final part of the Old Qári root series – with the root YWB ‘to fornicate’ we complete 101 roots. Of course, the work here is nowhere near completed: there are still some huge gaps in the vocabulary created. My next post after this will outline where I’m going next.

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One hundred and one Old Qári roots and their derivatives (part 2)

As I’ve worked through my list of roots, derived from the Leipzig-Jakarta list, I’ve realised how iterative this process can be. Starting out with only a handful of affixes, I can create dozens of words from one root, if I so wish. But new roots reveal new potential affixes, which can then be applied to earlier roots… Ultimately, the challenge here is knowing when to stop!

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One hundred and one Old Qári roots and their derivatives (part 1)

One of the first conlanging “texts” I discovered back before the internet was the Etymologies in The Lost Road and Other Writings, the fifth volume in the History of Middle Earth series. I used to pore over the roots and their derivations for hours. This series of posts, hopefully, captures some of the spirit that I found so beguiling back in 1996.

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