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10 November 2015 @ 02:57 pm
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12 November 2015 @ 03:29 pm
Anytime we refuse or exclude or ignore some members of the church  or are insensitive, ...we are ungodly, unChristlike, inconsiderate of the  Body.  Clicques are dangerous, damaging and destructive.

22 October 2015 @ 02:06 pm
A freelance reporter, who apparently has done some articles for Time magazine, has been at my church for a couple weeks, observing, taking pics and also I guess interviewing people. Last night there was a woman who had attempted suicide or had simply experienced an overdose, of some kind of pills. Her mother brought her there. He interviewed her after an attempt to get a devil out of her, it wants to kill her. She was told she has to stop coming to Got for what she can get from him, but needs to find out what He wants from her.
03 October 2015 @ 12:42 pm
Our Father in Quenya

Attolma i menelessie, nai airitainiéva esselya.
Our Father who is in heaven, be it that will be hallowed thy name.

Nai ardalya tuluva.
Be it that thy kingdom will come.

Nai írelya tyarniéva mardesse ve menelesse.
Be it that thy desire will be done on earth as in heaven.

Anta men síre ilyaurea mastalma.
Give (to) us today daily our bread.

Ar avanta men raikalmar ve avantalme raikatyarolmain.
And forgive (for) us our wrongs as we forgive (for) our wrong-doers.

Ar nai útukuvalye me mailenna
And be it that thou will not lead us into overmastering desire

fainu me ulkallo. Amen.
but release us from evil. Amen.


Line 1:

  • Attolma 'Our Father'. atto is an affectionate form of atar 'father' (LR:349 s.v. ATA-). Compare the New Testament usage of Aramaic abba 'father', a term "borrowed from childhood's language to express filial address to God",[1] as Christ's words in Mark 14:36: "And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee..." (KJV) The exclusive 1 pl. possessive suffix *-lma 'our' appears in the genitive -lmo 'of our' in omentielmo 'of our meeting' (L:265, 447). The exclusive 1 pl. pronoun does not include the person addressed as part of the we, us, or our; thus Attolma 'Our (but not Your) Father', anta men 'give to us (but not to You)', etc.

  • i 'who'. Cf. i Eru i 'the One who' (UT:305).

  • menelessie 'is in heaven'. This consists of *menelesse 'in heaven', locative sg. of menel 'firmament, high heaven, the region of the stars' (R:72), to which has been added the copular suffix -ie (= ye 'is'), as in márie 'it is good' (LR:72) < mára 'good' (LR:371) and man-ie 'what is it?' (LR:59) < man 'what?' (LR:63). A form closely analogous to *menelessie is númessier 'They are in the West' (LR:72) < *númesse 'in the West' + pl. copular suffix -ier '(they) are'.

  • nai 'be it that, may it be that, maybe' (I:394, R:67-68). Nai is used with a verb in the future to express a wish, e.g. Nai hiruvalye Valimar 'be it that thou wilt find Valimar' (cf. R:67-68). For further discussion, see the next entry.

  • airitainiéva 'will be hallowed'. This contains a present stem *airita- 'hallow, make holy', from aire 'holy' (I:394) + causative -ta as in tulta- 'send for, fetch, summon' < TUL- 'come, approach' (LR:395). The past participle is thus *airitaina 'hallowed'; cp. hastaina 'marred' in Arda Hastaina 'Arda Marred', with bare stem hasta- in Alahasta 'Unmarred' (MR:254). With the addition of the future copular suffix -iéva (= yéva 'will be', LR:72) this becomes *airitainiéva '(it) will be hallowed'. Cp. hostainiéva 'is counted', lit. *'will be collected' (LR:72), < *hostaina 'collected', p.p. of hosta- 'to collect' (LR:364).
    Our translation of the Lord's Prayer is based on Jerome's Latin version in the Vulgate rather than on the Greek original, owing to our imperfect knowledge of New Testament Greek. Subjunctive verbs in the Vulgate version have been rendered into Quenya with the nai + future construction. Thus Lat. sanctificetur 'hallowed be' has been translated as nai airitainiéva 'be it that (it) will be hallowed'.

  • esselya 'thy name'. This is esse 'name' (III:401) + -lya 'your', the 2 sg. possessive suffix, as in tielyanna 'upon your path' (UT:22, 51 n.3). For the reverential sense *'thy', cf. the suffixed nom. form -lye 'thou' in hiruvalye thou shalt find' (I:394).

Line 2:

  • ardalya 'thy kingdom'. Cf. arda 'realm' < GAR *'hold, possess', "often in names as Elenarda 'Star-kingdom', upper sky" (LR:360). Also used as a proper noun Arda 'The Realm', "name of the Earth as the Kingdom of Manwe" (S:317).

  • tuluva 'will come'. Cf. entuluva 'shall come again' (S:195), with prefix en- 'again' (UT:317 n.43). Here nai tuluva 'be it that (it) will come' represents the Latin subjunctive adveniat 'may it come'.

Line 3:

  • írelya 'thy desire'. Cf. íre 'desire' < *i\di 'heart, desire, wish' (LR:361 s.v. ID-).

  • tyarniéva 'will be done'. The base KYAR- 'cause, do' yielded Quenya derivatives in tyar- , as tyaro 'doer, actor, agent' (LR:362). We have assumed a p.p. *tyarna 'done' on the basis of varna 'safe, protected, secure', apparently a p.p. *'uplifted, saved, rescued' < BAR- 'uplift, save, rescue(?)' (LR:351). Here nai tyarniéva 'be it that (it) will be done' represents the Latin subjunctive fiat 'let it be done'.

  • mardesse 'on earth'. Cf. mar 'earth' in i-mar 'the earth' (LR:72), with oblique stem mard- seen in Mardello 'from Earth' (ibid.)

  • ve 'as, like'. Cf. ve rámar aldaron 'as the wings of trees' (I:394), ve fanyar 'like clouds' (R:66-67).

Line 4:

  • anta 'give!' (imperative). Cf. stem anta- 'give' (LR:348 s.v. ANA1-). In Quenya there seems to have been no formal distinction between the bare stem of a verb and the imperative; thus NA\2- "Stem of verb 'to be' in Q" (LR:374) appears in na\-i 'be it - that' (R:68). Here anta represents the Latin imperative da 'give!'.[2]

  • men '(to) us'. The accusative 1 pl. exclusive pronoun me 'us' appears in nuruhuine me lumna 'Death-shadow us is-heavy' (LR:56). The dative form *men '(to, for) us' seems to appear in assimilated form mel- in nuruhuine mel-lumna 'Death-shadow us-is-heavy' (LR:47), lit. *'the shadow of death lies heavy for us' (cf. lumna- 'to lie heavy'; LR:355 s.v. DUB-).

  • síre 'today, (on) this day', a neologism coined from SI- 'this, here, now' (LR:385) + the suffix -re 'day' as in mettare 'last day' (III:386) and Cormare 'Ringday' (III:390). Also cf. íre 'when' (LR:72), enyáre 'in that day' (ibid.), yáre 'former days' (LR:399 s.v. YA-).

  • ilyaurea 'daily, of the whole day', a compound of adj. ilya 'all, the whole' (LR:361 s.v. IL-, I:394) + *aurea 'of a day', adj. form of aure 'day' (S:190, 195), just as adj. laurea 'golden' is derived from laure 'gold' (R:70). In the present context *ilyaurea refers to a quantity of bread 'sufficient for the whole day'.

  • mastalma 'our bread'. Cf. masta 'bread' (LR:372 s.v. MBAS-).

Line 5:

  • ar 'and' (I:394).

  • avanta 'forgive'. No Elvish word meaning 'forgive' appears in the published corpus. The verb 'forgive' in Old English was forgiefan , from the prefix for- , denoting loss or destruction, and giefan 'give'. We have used this as the model for a neologism *avanta- 'to forgive' < the privative prefix ava- (LR:349 s.v. AWA-) + anta- 'give' (LR:384 s.v. ANA1-). Privative ava- is translated as 'for-' in avaqet- 'refuse, forbid' (LR:366 s.v. KWET-), lit. *'say away'. Thus *avanta- 'to give away, for-give', appearing in this line in imperative *avanta 'forgive!', as well as with the exclusive 1 pl. nom. suffix -lme 'we' in *avantalme 'we forgive' (cf. laituvalmet 'we will praise them', III:231, L:308).

  • raikalmar 'our wrongs'. Cf. adj. raika 'crooked, bent, wrong' (LR:383 s.v. RAYAK-), here used substantively to mean *'a wrong thing, sin, trespass'.

  • raikatyarolmain '(for) our wrong-doers'. *raikatyaro 'wrong-doer, sinner' is a compound of raika 'wrong' + tyaro 'actor, doer, agent' (LR:362 s.v. KAR-). With the addition of the possessive suffix *-lma 'our', this appears in the dative plural raikatyarolmain 'for our wrong-doers', i.e. 'for those who do us wrong'. A direct object raikar 'trespasses' is implied but unexpressed in this clause; i.e. ve avantalme (raikar) raikatyarolmain 'as we forgive (trespasses) for those who do us wrong'.

Line 6:

  • útukuvalye 'thou will not lead'. Cf. tukin 'I draw' < TUK- 'draw, bring', whence also N tegi 'to lead, bring' (LR:395); here in the 2 sg., future tense: *tukuvalye 'thou will lead'. The Etymologies gives the negative prefix ú- 'not, un-, in-', "usually with bad sense" (LR:396). Use of this prefix to negate verbs is not yet attested in Quenya but appears in Sindarin, e.g. ú-chebin estel 'I have kept no hope' (III:342). Also cf. Goldogrin Ú- "negative prefix with any part of speech" (LT2:346 s.v. Nínin-Udathriol).

  • mailenna 'into overmastering desire'. Cf. maile 'lust' (LR:373), used in this translation to refer to excessive desire in general, not just sexual appetite. Cf. def. 5 of lust in the OED: "Lawless and passionate desire of or for some object....Overmastering desire (esp. of battle)." That this more general sense also applies to maile is implied in the Etymologies s.v. MIL-IK-, where maile apparently provides the basis for the name Melko < *Mailiko\ . The Noldorin form is given in this same entry as Maeleg , with which compare N mael 'lust'. Other derivatives of MIL-IK- include Q milme 'desire, greed', milya- 'long for', and milka 'greedy' (N melch ). For the use of the allative to mean 'into', cf. eari ullier ikilyanna 'seas should flow into chasm' (SD:247).

Line 7:

  • 'but'. The Etymologies s.v. NDAN- 'back' gives na\ , na\n 'but, on the contrary, on the other hand' (LR:375). Also cf. nan 'but' with short vowel in "Fíriel's Song" (LR:72). This is not to be confused with 'is' (I:394, R:67).

  • fainu 'release!' (imperative). Cf. fainu- 'release' (LT1:250); for imperative use of the bare stem , see the discussion of anta in Line 4.

  • ulkallo 'from evil'. The adj. ulka 'evil' appears in henulka 'evileyed' (SD:68, 72 n.12), and is here used substantively as *'wickedness'.

  • amen . A borrowing of Hebrew a\-me\n 'certainty, truth', used adverbially as 'certainly, truly'. This might also be rendered into Quenya as *anwave 'truly' < anwa 'real, actual, true' (LR:348 s.v. ANA2-) + adverbial suffix -ve as in andave 'long' (III:231, L:308).

[I'm not sure the line about not giving us an overmastering desire is so appropriate. I want an overmastering desire to do good.]

15 September 2015 @ 03:42 pm
Heh, no ads on my account today for some reason, usually means LJ is making programming changes. It doesn't last long. I am waiting for Puzzle Pirates to launch, at the library, and uploading a page of scratch textures I made from a photocopied page of a handout I got in Bible class. It had some black areas, & I used folding and the sharp edge and point of my scissors to give those areas some great texture. I was having trouble finding a decent royalty free scratch texure.

14 September 2015 @ 03:51 pm
dbicksmall<== I picked this up at the library, it's quite fascinating. It talks about creole lanquages, which is the name for a language that evolved under slave conditions, by the slaves themselves. Usually the plantation owners did not care for their captives to know very much of the "contact lanquage"--in the US this was usually English. Slaves woud develop a pidgin lanquage at first, with English words substituted for whatever the individual's African tongue was, but then with the next generation, a true lanquage would begin to evolve.

The contact language in such a system was sometimes French, Spanish or Portuguese, or Hawaiian in the case of plantations owned by native Hawaiians in Hawaii.

Bickerton I guess is the first proponent of the idea of bioprogram in creole. The children of that first generation that would develop the pidgin language would make up a language based on the pidgin elements. They did so because (Bickerton hypothesizes) the brains of children are disposed to develop language during childhood.

Eh, wish I'd brought the book with me so I could lift a couple quotations from it.

Earlier theories on the development of creoles included one that said there was a separate lanquage floating around, based on African languages and Portuguese, that slaves would just pick up from sailors during voyages. There is just no proof for that though. And the creole in Hawaii includes no African, and few of the plantation workers there tended to be African. Asians predominated.

I wonder if many European or Asian languages developed that way. Or African, Arab, Middle Eastern, etc.
27 August 2015 @ 03:57 pm
Maybe I should leave it alone, but Jojo is waiting for me, or has been,  and I feel neglectful and uninterested. I guess we should leave for supper at 4.15 or 4.30, come to think of it.
08 August 2015 @ 05:24 pm
I have lost everything on my phone, pictures, everything.  Then it's like, why care?  I guess why worry, otherwise it'd make me sick.

I am not sure what happened, it was in my purse, it had at least a third of the battery charged, then overnight...nothing. When  charged it, the brand name logo came up, UMX corp or whatever, then...black. Not sure I care, but I lost the pics of the animals I babysat for, and some nice clouds and ...dammit.
Current Location: library
Current Mood: not that great
Current Music: black gospel
22 July 2015 @ 12:32 am
Housesitting, 4 cats, 1 dog. Easy to sit for, even for the puking cat. I've been going all Hulu and Youtube, and hitting LJ to some extent.

The dog is warming my feet, the AC making things a bit cool. It's been sweltering out, so I am quite grateful for it.

Well, I wanted to use my new icon. It's kinda busy but so what.

Oh, yeah, I have a cell phone for the first time in my life. I wonder how many people my age in the US have never had their own phone.
02 July 2015 @ 03:39 pm

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05 June 2015 @ 10:39 am
Strong's Concordance
allos: other, another
Original Word: ἄλλος, η, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: allos
Phonetic Spelling: (al'-los)
Short Definition: other, another, different
Definition: other, another (of more than two), different.
HELPS Word-studies

243 állos (a primitive word) – another of the same kind; another of a similar type.

07 May 2015 @ 04:52 pm

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07 May 2015 @ 04:49 pm
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02 May 2015 @ 05:14 pm
If you had to choose one food to eat for the rest of your life, what would you choose? (Assume any chosen food has complete and balanced nutrition, even if nothing could be further from the truth.)
Pizza. This would make me sick of pizza in a short time I suppose. But getting all of the nutrients I need might make me satisfied with it forever.

An impossible question, of course.
17 April 2015 @ 03:55 pm
It's driving me crazy to be in this situation I seem to find myself in. I moved in with B. Temporarily and then started to withdraw. All it was at first was just her sugar/calorie enabling (Oh, you don't want a caramel sundae, the one I got you? Okay, I'll eat it.) and then the complaining about The Smell ( a chemical smell because the new varnish on the floors/cabinets cured superficially, but when the heat started over the winter, it brought out The Smell, and the polyurethane is still curing).

The Smell is her business to do something about, I am not going to call her landlady and explain the whole thing.

The enabling PISSED me off royally a few years ago when she did it, I was many pounds thinner, after simply being homeless with not much in the way of food. Now I have plenty of food. But then she was like, oh, Elizabeth eat those brownies I'm afraid they are going to get bugs if they get left here (NEVER did we get bugs at our Al-Anon meetings, everyone is a neat freak and we store stuff in sealable containers). And that started me just thinking about food again. Why do I do that? I am beginning to think it is indeed genetic. But still, I had worked hard to also walk everyday or every other day a couple miles and eat reasonably.

Her roommate got really heavy after she lived with her a while. She (roommate) finally said "oh I just keep going for those snacks at (our meeting's snack table), but it's better than starving myself". Not blaming someone else, but jeez, B. keeps pushing snacks.

And the smell, I finally said I am not going to have a conversation about the smell. She complains and complains and complains. And complains, every time she comes in. EVERY NIGHT. Immediately it starts.

I get so mad and it's stupid, like I let it happen but I do it every time, I wait till the next day and it's like "EFFING...". This reminds me of living with those other people, V, had a temper like whatever, it was no doubt from her past, the anger.  IT's driving me nuts and I don't know who to talk to.

Then again sometimes when I talk it out it goes away. I do wish I could think of something else to do than planning to say whatever hurts, whatever makes me sound like a jerk, just to get her to shut up.

This is like my mom, who taught me words are never wrong, just physical force. But she's wrong, I know that now.

I just don't know what the hell to do. Duh.

And I had a dream about venting, some kind of integration (personality), and venting.
14 April 2015 @ 08:37 pm
Is there any specific significance behind your given name? If you were named after or in honor of someone, what made that person special? If you could choose any name for yourself, what would it be?
I was named for St. Elizabeth of Portugal originally, then was born on the feast day of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. Although a Google search says E. of Port. was born July 4, E. of Hungary on July 7--and I was born July 8.

I could never decide on a name, I just accept what I was given, though a Jehovah's Witness mailman used to call me Liz when he came up on the porch, so my family started to call me Liz.

My dad's father wanted me to be called Lizanne.
14 April 2015 @ 04:15 pm
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14 April 2015 @ 01:51 pm
I am complete in Him Who is the Head of all principality and power (Colossians 2:10).
13 April 2015 @ 04:18 pm
Do you ever talk out loud to yourself? What do you say? Why do you think you do this?
Yes, it helps me remember things, and sometimes to think them out. But it's usually brief. I read that intelligent people tend to talk to themselves, so that's a bit of a bonus to the other benefits of talking to myself.

Sometimes I just say what I'm looking for, scissors or glasses or whatever, when I have looked where I thought I put them, where they might be, and any other likely place and they are not in sight still.

If it's more complex, I tend to hit the old journal, my paper journal.
13 April 2015 @ 03:42 pm
07 April 2015 @ 03:00 pm
I am staying at my friend B.'s house, been there for like a month. She is having issues, freaked out over something small and had to go stay w/ her sis upstate, having to take off work just that suddenly. Then she stayed with a friend or two a their houses. She just could not stand to be alone at night, just had to have someone in the house. Well, yours truly is perpetually unemployed.

So this is fun, I am depressed as usual, tv isn't working. I have one, don't have much in the way of electrical outlets and just haven't cared or have not felt WORTHY of having a tv--for years and years. So B. has one and ...it's okay. It's nice to have the weather, ...but I think I'd like to have more channels or better reception, it's just network, not cable.

And the food is better.
But there is a problem with some water-based urethane finish not curing, just putting out this nasty odor, that especially makes B. sick. But I had to go in the back room where it is strongest, just for a few seconds last night, and i had t cough and got a headache in a few minutes.
06 April 2015 @ 04:43 pm
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lisasimpsonfan said the above about libraries in response to a question at thequestionclub (about library use fees) and someone said if it were on a t-shirt they would buy it. I had to icon it.

This is a journal cover that I made for my paper journal at home. Larger behind the cut.


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27 March 2015 @ 02:10 pm
I went to a bible class last night, same as usual lately on Tuesdays. But there were just 2 of us. I talked about the couple who counseled me at the church I went to in 2009 after not going for a long time.

I am furious that they did not think of FASTING and PRAYING when it seemed obvious things did not work. But I didn't think of it either. Then again, it's their job. Also "GG" was lying about a lot of stuff, she was quite NOT friendly in general, and they got kicked out of church. Before that, they asked me for a testimonial, but it was because they were going to get kicked out because of GG. And because he was more devoted to his own ministry and wanted to promote himself, not the church. I think.

Now maybe I should go say, maybe you should think about this if

Today, 3-26-15:
I did go to Larry's funeral, LATE and I did not go to his service, what an opportunity missed. In the sense that I did not care enough about his friends, who did love him, but I decided I did not care for Larry. I really wanted to go, or really thought I wanted to.

I couldn't go to Jesus' birthday party And he got upset after he was all cheered up after I hugged him.

I am so disappointed that I didn't have courage and that I am nothing nothing nothing.
18 March 2015 @ 04:48 pm
I guess I have a stomach virus. There has been one going around, and I have this thing that seems to get triggered off by me taking Vitamin E. I have the same kind I've taken for years, though I did take a break from it when I ran out. I couldn't decide whether it was the yogurt or the vitamins.

I made a cover for my April journal, which I have not started yet. It's got a rabbit on it, which is something that sort of intimidates me. I feel seeing one means I am going to fast, like the tortoise and the hare.