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Deep Into The Teuncolect: teunc vocabulary

Many of you who are friendly strangers, and some of you who are newcomers to teunc, the Tolkien Eccentric Unusual Nut Cases, have marvelled at our strange and wonderful dialect.

Later on, I will recap some of the documentation on teunc spelling and grammar that yodge, cavlec's husband Tripitaka, and the Count wrote. Today, I would like provide a couple of teunc vocabulary resources that might help you decipher wot we are lal wibbling aboat:

  • First and foremost is teh Teunctionary. This Sniglet-like compendium of neologisms includes such quotidian prepositions as acos (tamf, "because", originally used in the context of an excuse), nouns such as builkding (banazir, a shoddily constructed building), and verb phrases such as dknot (yodge, "do not" with ambiguity in the case of negated interrogatives). New words such as and even fater lal ("after all", with a Sanskrit connotation) have not yet made it in.

  • Second, here are a few TEUNCisms you may have heard us use here in LiveJournal:

    • Fater lal - this is not only a transposition of after all, but is thought to be cognate with "father dear" from the Proto-Indo European (specifically, Hindi via Sanskrit) root words. Tripitaka and Meneldil can tell you whether this is apocryphal, but I rather like the idea. I once created a teunc tarot and was reminded by Jon the Defender of Eels to include Fater Lal, so he is one of the Major Arcana.

    • Nerdanelism - alternative term for female masturbation. This term has an interesting etymology, being derived from Feanorism for the male analogue (Nerdanel was the wife of Feanor in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion). The title of an often-quoted alt.fan.tolkien thread from 2000 explains the rest.

    • Get oat of my heead! - this imperative started being uttered with alarming frequency by gondhir and yours truly in #teunc chat, around December of 2003, because we had taken to "twinning", or typing the same joke or response at the same time. We also started picking up the habit of finishing each others' sentences. The canonical reply to "get out of my head!" is suffer me! after Aragorn's exclamation to the King of the Dead in The Return of The King.




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Banazîr

Comments

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istari_ala
Mar. 22nd, 2004 11:47 am (UTC)
Bana, Trippy likes his privacy *HINT*
banazir
Mar. 22nd, 2004 12:17 pm (UTC)
Well, yernow, I did ask first - and the last time we cahtted he told me he was thinking about getting an LJ.

I've removed the footnote for now, though, just in case.
Thanks for the reminder.

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Banazir
hempknight
Mar. 22nd, 2004 12:31 pm (UTC)
Haw-haw!
I've removed the footnote for now, though, just in case.

Too late. I've already seen it. And I'm gonna tell EVERYBODY!

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Danger is my middle name
istari_ala
Mar. 22nd, 2004 12:35 pm (UTC)
I mentioned it cos I've also covered the subject with him on a couple of occasions. And without the footnote, we can say what we like about the crazy little bugger without harm ;)

the last time we cahtted he told me he was thinking about getting an LJ
All the more reason to leave him to decide what he wants to share IMO.
banazir
Mar. 22nd, 2004 05:04 pm (UTC)
I mentioned it cos I've also covered the subject with him on a couple of occasions.
Hrm, what was the subject?
Acos I asked him in the context of his request to put some RedSOWs online, using his real name vs. 3p.

And without the footnote, we can say what we like about the crazy little bugger without harm ;)
Heehee! Wlokaz.

the last time we cahtted he told me he was thinking about getting an LJ
All the more reason to leave him to decide what he wants to share IMO.
:nods:

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Banazir
narvi
Mar. 22nd, 2004 09:10 pm (UTC)
Cahtually, I feel really ignorant right now. I never put two and two together. I was always aware that Trip was Trip (I knew his name), but it never occured to me to make the connexion. I'm a loser!
banazir
Mar. 22nd, 2004 09:50 pm (UTC)
Yer knot a luser
Ooooops.
Did I acksherly let a SIKRIT oat?
Mebbe it's acos you aren't in the e-group.
(Why knot? I'm on hiatus acos I'm too busy to be in FOE, blog, read/reply, and caht - so I'm limiting my activity to the first two.)

Yer know a loser.

--
Banazir
gondhir
Mar. 22nd, 2004 10:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Yer knot a luser
Yer know a loser.
Takes one to (not) know one?
banazir
Mar. 22nd, 2004 11:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Yer knot a luser
Takes one to (not) know one?
It takes a nonl0z0r to know a nonl0z0r.

RplrthrpthrptlRHTPRTHPTHRPTHHHT!

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Banazir
borgseawolf
Mar. 23rd, 2004 05:52 am (UTC)
Whut's all the commotion about?
That 3p is DS? That he's got a wife? That his wife is cavlet? Whut? I ask acos I don't know which one is the secret part...
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banazir
Mar. 23rd, 2004 12:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Whut's all the commotion about?
I don't think any of those things is exactly a secret at this point.
:nod:

I didn't see the footnote in question, however, so I can't say whether 3p would have got squirrelly over it.
Generally, though -- when in doubt don't say it; 3p will thank you.

OK, thanks for the heads-up.
It just said that 3p is DS and that DS is somewhat famous for his work on LoTR.
(Which, BTW, can be discovered if people click through to your user info from the above entry, or if they go to the RedSOW - which is what I mentioned having discussed with him.)

3p's gotten squirrelly with me over some things I've said, but he's learned to accept that I say what I say. If he wants me not to say it he needs to tell me so -- and I don't always comply, in the bargain.
Sounds like a marriage to me!
And I say that with respect for the fine institution and fondness for its participants.

But then, I'm married to him. I know where he lives. He gets too squirrelly, I just feed him to Fluffy.
Isn't Fluffy a warg?

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Banazir
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banazir
Mar. 24th, 2004 03:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Whut's all the commotion about?
It just said that 3p is DS and that DS is somewhat famous for his work on LoTR.
Oh, well, that's innocent enough, I think.
Thanks.
I'll leave it out now and in the future, though I think people can find that out from Yarinareth and a few Google searches anyhow.

Isn't Fluffy a warg?
Yes. Your point?
Oh, I get you. I should be feeding him to a Balrog instead. >;)

A beanpole like him?
He'd barely make an appetizer! :-D

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Banazir
(now, why are you looking at me like that?!)
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gondhir
Mar. 23rd, 2004 07:51 am (UTC)
Re: Aaaaawwwwwww!!!
One does not simply walk into Balrog Cuttings?
banazir
Mar. 23rd, 2004 12:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Aaaaawwwwwww!!!
There is eViol there that does knot sleep!
And according to yodge, it doesn't eat, either!

--
Banazir
narvi
Mar. 23rd, 2004 08:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Aaaaawwwwwww!!!
It's anorexic?
borgseawolf
Mar. 24th, 2004 01:49 am (UTC)
Re: Aaaaawwwwwww!!!
What would a Balrog eat all that time in the mines anyway? Mithril?
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gondhir
Mar. 24th, 2004 05:43 am (UTC)
Re: Aaaaawwwwwww!!!
Mmmm....
Mithril...
banazir
Mar. 25th, 2004 03:00 am (UTC)
Re: Aaaaawwwwwww!!!
Mmmm....
Mithril...

Mithril pie!

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Bobazir
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