The use of ... ori

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The use of ... ori

Unread postby MsLanna » 25 Mar 2014 19:23

I guess we can change the title when we move to a new word or something?

I was just wondering.
There is no word for 'too' as in 'too big', 'too old', 'too late'. Only for 'too many' and since that is derived from 'nayc solus'* I don't think we can use it to derive other 'toos' from it.
So I keep using 'ori' for that. But does it make sense? Is it understandable?

Examples:
gar n'olaro; gar (cuy) ori ruug'la. |:(
Nu'lise jori bic; ori'ori. XD
Shab, ori'du'caryc. :P

How do you do it?


*insert joke about Mandos being unable to count to three here
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Re: The use of ... ori

Unread postby Vlet Hansen » 25 Mar 2014 21:04

Du'shori? Bad-lots?
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Re: The use of ... ori

Unread postby Nabterayl » 03 Apr 2014 04:35

I think suumyc is pretty close - the adjactive/adverb form of "beyond." Too itself originally had an idea of travel or directionality (comes from the same root as to), so "beyond-ish" doesn't seem like a crazy idiom. Ori'suumyc ("too far") would then be "more than beyond-ish" or "more than too [far/much]," which seems to work as well.

Though honestly before you'd asked this question, I would have just said oryc, as the adjective/adverb form of ori (which apparently can be modified, since we have ori'shya).
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Re: The use of ... ori

Unread postby MsLanna » 17 Apr 2014 10:39

I like the oryc idea, Nabterayl. :yay:
Avoids confusion with the 'very' aspect of ori. My other idea was to use a comparative without anything to compare, but my inner linguist was crying hard about that. :'(
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Re: The use of ... ori

Unread postby Vlet Hansen » 17 Apr 2014 23:12

Yeah, it works for me.
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