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KorovÂ’ev
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And téní means “welcome”.

 

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April 20, 2015 at 6:20 PM Flag Quote & Reply

KathTheDragon
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I'll update the on-site dictionary this evening.

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April 21, 2015 at 6:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Khreestrefah
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It is interesting that the verb tay-nee 'welcome' has what appears to be the same first element as the verb tay-gahn 'love'.

June 7, 2015 at 3:02 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Assuming a segmentation tey-nee, then -nee could be the same as nee "new".

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June 8, 2015 at 5:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Khreestrefah
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I suppose the first element could refer basically to 'being kind' ; so that the verb would mean 'welcome' in the sense of 'be newly kind' i.e. hospitable to someone newly arrived.


Two other possible connections are (1) with the verb tayr 'help' and (2) with the second element in the verb yootay, which may mean something like 'dedicate' or 'devote': yootayet mahnot b’nahvahot Gen 'we [???] our existence to our master Gehn'.

June 20, 2015 at 11:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

KathTheDragon
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A connection with teyr is semantically very plausible, assuming a basic sense of "being kind"

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June 21, 2015 at 7:33 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Khreestrefah
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Also note that what the Rivenese adherents of Gehn seem to be saying in the Gateroom inscription is that they offer up their lives to spend them assisting Gehn in making books and ink for him, as laid out in the other two inscriptions.

June 24, 2015 at 2:47 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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