My given name is Amy, but I transliterated it to Emi on the Láadan Language site. Here, though, I transliterated (and altered a little because I like the sound better) my Japanese name, Sanae, into Zhanáhe. It means "early seedling." I love different names and have collected a lot of them for myself over the years. Please feel free to call me by any of these names!
I hope I can keep up with this. I hope you all join me too and share your experiences!
I, like many of us, have suffered olob (trauma) in my life. If-- I should say, when-- I discuss it, I will put it behind a cut with a trigger warning. I sincerely do not want to add to anyone's pain more than I add to her harmony...
I might also pitch Encodings, or ask if anyone knows words for certain concepts. I hope together we can keep Láadan alive and growing!
The one sentence that keeps coming into my mind from Amberwind's lesson #2 is:
Bíi áya hena wa.
(The sibling is beautiful.)
I don't have any hena (siblings by blood). But I hope you will all become my héena (siblings of the heart) in Láadan. And you are all áya.
And for those who celebrate or mark the turning of the year, my attempts at a wish for you:
Wil othel minararoth.
Wil othel shiniledaleweman.
wil = let there be
othel = to be blessed, holy
minararoth = mina (move) + ra (not) + roth (sun)
shiniledaleweman = shiniledal (middle) + [e] + weman (winter)
Are there words for the solstice that I'm not finding? Do I have the order wrong on any of these? I couldn't find a word for "long" to make "longest night," and I couldn't find a word for "stand still" as in solstice, just "still, calm" as in a quiet pond-- or even "pause." Do any of you have creative seasonal greetings?