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Re: Wooden Meadow (was RE: Name Translation)

From: "qurgh lungqIj" <>
> Hmm, I read this and thought I would give it a go, and then I started to
> examine the phrase "wooden meadow"...
> Now a meadow is a field, but to me is brings to mind a small quiet
> pretty field, with small animals and a light breeze. This is much more
> than just a field.
> Then when I move onto the full "wooden meadow" my mind goes wonky. This
> brings to mind a small quiet pretty field... made of wood.

"wooded meadow" chaq jatlh Lieven 'e' Hech.

1.  grassy field:  a grassy field used for producing hay or for grazing
domestic livestock
2.  grassy area:  an area of low-lying grassland, especially a marshy one
near a river

chaq loQ vImughlaH: Sormey ghajbogh yotlh 'eS?

> So I would translate the concept with something along the lines of:

> I wanted to use something like "made of" but I couldn't fine a word that
> worked.

You can use a genitive phrase for this.  For instance, from KGT:

baS 'In  "metal percussion instrument, bell"
DIr 'In  "skin percussion instrument, drum"

So a "wooden sword," for instance, would be /Sor Hap 'etlh/.

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