*maikara adj. "beneficial"

*maimere adj. "benevolent"

Cf. iluvala, ilukara, askene etc 


Submitted by Paul Strack Tue, 11/06/2018 - 03:57

I am currently using mai- for “well-“ as a replacement for al(a)-, which conflicts to much with the popular negative suffix to be used for anything other than negation, IMO.

I think maicara “beneficial, well-doing” works, but my gut says that “benevolent” should be maimerila, “well wishing”.

Also, it looks like the RSS is now working for forum posts, which is great. However, the link is to a read-only version of the post, and I had to jump through some hoops to figure out how to reply.

Submitted by Atwe Tue, 11/06/2018 - 08:15

Indeed mai- being "well-, happily" matches Latin bene- with the same meaning nicely.

I will look into the RSS settings, thanks for the heads-up!

Submitted by Atwe Tue, 11/06/2018 - 10:18

I think forms like asalaste, asanóte, askene point to *maimere being a possible form - but of course *maimerila is also correct grammatically.