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Re: Word Derivation

Xavier Abadia ("Xavier Abadia" <xabadiar@...>) on February 27, 2012

Hi, Stephan, and Marcel.

Glosa partially inherits the morphology plan of I= nterglossa, which usually gives a final i to the nouns from the Latin 2d an= d 3d declensions: agri, avi, bovi, cani, carni, clavi, feli, fili, flori, h= orti, igni, infanti, insecti, etc. And it gives a final a to nouns from the= 1t and 2d neuter: aqua, camera, carta, casea, cauda, nasa, etc.

Glosa see= ms to develop its own morphology depending on derived words, which were usu= ally adopted by English, such as nocturn(al) from Latin nocturnus. So Glosa= has noktu while Interglossa has nocti. Gary has given a good set of exampl= es in the previous message.

I think this morphology plan makes the vocabul= ary more difficult to memorize. So the dictionary of Glosa should provide t= he etymologic key of every word (noktu < L. nocturnus, A. nocturnal), so we= can memorize the lexicon with confidence. Now we are usually forced to gue= ss why the morphology of this or that word is as it is.


— I= n, “Marcel Springer” <marcel@…> wrote:

A= ve Stephan, bene-veni e welcome und willkommen a Glosalist.

(I’= m referring to the GID: and the der= ivation rules described in Wikipedia: osa#Word_Derivation_.5B6.5D .They don’t seem to fit. Are there any d= erivation rules at all?)

Is the author of the wikipedia-article here = in glosalist, or did anyone of our group contributed to it? If so, I wou= ld like to thank you - for the help, that it gives to our language and, p= ersonally, thanks for its link to the homepage.

We = got “noktu”, “lakti” and “fonta”, but the latin ablative forms are “no= cte”, “lacte” and “fonte”. What’s the reason for -u, -i and -a in Glos= a? We got “honora”, “kalori”, “odoro”, “amo”, but the latin ablative = forms are “honore”, “calore”, “odore”, “amore”. What’s the reason = for “-ora”, “-ori”, “-oro”, “-o” in Glosa? …

Over the last y= ears, we had a lot of discussion here in glosalist about this final vowel= problem. I like your suggestions very well and I would appreciate a wor= d derivation like this. But please note, that wikipedia is misleading he= re.

Glosa words are NOT derived from Greek and Latin words nor by mea= ns of methods based on classical philology. Glosa words are derived F= ROM ENGLISH WORDS with Greek and Latin origin!

And so we get words = like “noktu” (nocturnal), “lakti” (lactic), “fonta” (fountAin) and so on.=

Saluta - Marcel

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