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Discussion of "di'a'ai"
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Comment #1: Etymology
Curtis W Franks (Tue Nov 15 18:43:39 2016)

Is there any particular reason for your choice of valsi for this selvla,
apart from the duality with its counterpart?

Comment #2: Re: Etymology
Brett Williams (Tue Nov 22 22:55:37 2016)

krtisfranks wrote:
> Is there any particular reason for your choice of valsi for this selvla,
> apart from the duality with its counterpart?


Well, a long time ago I started noticing that people were abusing de'a
and di'a to mean specifically "AFK" and "back" and I felt like it would
be appropriate to have more specific terms. The first sounds I thought of
were de'a'oi and di'a'oi, since -oi is the most common ending for COI.
After experimenting with them for a while I eventually found that the
sounds de'a'ai and di'a'ai felt a little more natural or smoother to
say, perhaps because of the similarity of the "a" in the second two
syllables. It could be seen as suggesting the word .ai, as in, I *intend*
to go away for a while, but really mostly I chose it for the sound.

Comment #3: Re: Etymology
Curtis W Franks (Wed Nov 23 06:33:35 2016)

selckiku wrote:
> krtisfranks wrote:
> > Is there any particular reason for your choice of valsi for this
selvla,
> > apart from the duality with its counterpart?
>
>
> Well, a long time ago I started noticing that people were abusing de'a
> and di'a to mean specifically "AFK" and "back" and I felt like it would

> be appropriate to have more specific terms. The first sounds I thought of

> were de'a'oi and di'a'oi, since -oi is the most common ending for
COI.
> After experimenting with them for a while I eventually found that the
> sounds de'a'ai and di'a'ai felt a little more natural or smoother to
> say, perhaps because of the similarity of the "a" in the second two
> syllables. It could be seen as suggesting the word .ai, as in, I
*intend*
> to go away for a while, but really mostly I chose it for the sound.

Okay, cool! I like it. I picked up on the event contours etymons, but I was
not sure about the rest.

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