SZER – The magic of Hungarian language
The language we use determines the way of our thinking and our approach to the world. Also, formation of languages were driven by the way of thinking and approach to the world in ancient times. Those who speak a language just use it, but are not necessarily aware of the roots that formed it. I speak Hungarian. The Hungarian language, also known as “Magyar,” has a unique structure of root words that create a rich and complex meaning. This structure allows for the analysis of connections between phenomena that were seen as related in ancient times, as various forms of the same root word were used to describe them during the language’s development. I gladly show the reader some of these root words. Hoping that you will enjoy the read and that gives you wow-s and maybe you also find similarities to your language.
Hungarian is an agglutinating language. It glues words together, or glues additions to a certain word, forming the specific meaning this way. Most of the root words are not used alone, but the expressions what are based on them expressly show their meaning. One of the most important of these ancient root words is the SZER. It is root for expressions describing connections between people and things on the right way, or processes and phenomenons that make something better. Also basic element for expressions connected to order, organisation and structure. And many more. Let’s see its linguistic universe.
|Szer||Substance, drug, agent||A kind of substance with (a curing) effect on the subject to which it is applied.|
|SZERelem||Love between two||„elem” is „element”|
|SZERetet||Love in general||„etet” is „feeds” but it less probably connected to feeding.|
|SZERelmes||Is in love||adjective|
|SZERvezet||Organisation, Body||„vezet” is „leads”|
|SZERv||Organ of the body|
|SZERtartás||Ceremony||Mirror: „keeping SZER”|
|rendSZER||system||„rend” is order|
|SZERzetes rend||order of monks|
|SZERkezet||Cosntruction, machine||„kezet” does not have specific meaning, but „Kéz” is „hand”, so the expression seem to refer to something what hs been cosntructed by hands according to the greater good.|
|SZERkeszteni||To construct, to edit, to design|
|SZERelni||To repair||also „to tackle” in sports|
|SZERelvény||Train set, fitting|
|SZERszám||Tool||Szám is „number”|
|LóSZERszám||Harness, saddlery||„Ló” is horse|
|SZERezni||To acquire, To get||The mirror translstion would be „to do it with SZER” rather used for things, objects, money|
|SZERt tenni||To acquire, To get||Mirror: „To put SZER” rather used for abilities, information, knowledge|
|Zenét SZERezni||To compose music||„Zene” is „Music”|
|SZERét ejteni||To take the opportunity to do something||Mirror: „To drop SZER”|
|SZERtelen||Nasty, not keeping the rules||Mirror: „Without SZER”|
|EgySZER||Once||„Egy” is one|
|KétSZER||Twice||„Két” is the root for „Kettő” what is two.
But SZER gets modified in numbering words with certain deeper vowels. Eg. three times is „háromSZOR”, or five times is „ötSZÖR”.
|SZERintem||In my opinon|
|gyógySZER||Medicine||„Gyógy” is „curing”|
|vegySZER||Chemical||„Vegy” is „chemic”|
|műSZER||Eelctrical tool||„Mű” is „artifical”|
|TanSZER||Learning tool||„Tan” is another Root word, forming words connected to education.|
|HangSZER||Musical instrument||„hang” is voice|
|Arany középSZER||Golden mean||„aurea mediocritas” in latin|
|SZERepelni||To play a role|
|FűSZER||Spice||„Fű” is „grass”|
|PinceSZER||Meeting for drinking wine and discussing world at a winecellar||„Pince” is cellar|
|Ott van a SZERen||Cool, really pro||Slang, Mirror: „he/she/that is there on the SZER”|
I hope I could show a glance how interesting the logic of this language is and that you can think the hungaian language is “there on the SZER”.
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