Language Discussion: Making up words.
Making up Words
How do you introduce a made up word or a foreign word into the text as a writer or a translator? What considerations should be taken? Should one simply make a glossary or leave a note at bottom of the page?
While I do attend for this thread to start a discussion, I do have a question for the audience that sparked the idea of this thread.
Do you see any issue with using "unlevels". It not actually a word, even though levels is one. I thought of a using real verb from dictionary, but doesn't convey same meaning of physical unbalance with connotation of mental unbalance while foreshadowing to an an anxiety cause by the creaking floor. Is there perhaps such a word that I have forgotten? Should I go like Shakespeare and create a word anew.
floor unlevels his steps, but he need not run but simply move. The flair in his
nose causes him stutter in his breath. Easing his cold, the warmth of kitchen’s
stove can be felt just outside the doorway.