To conjure or to cast a spell, which is what wizards do, is reS.
So a wizard or sorcerer can also be called a reSwI.
A spell, in this sense, is tlheH. One can say either tlheH reS or just reS alone for "he/she casts a spell." Maltz wasnt sure
if there is anything besides tlheH that can be the object of reS, since Maltz isnt a IDnar
pIna, but maybe there is.
The most common way to refer to a magician, like Kalibo, is mIn yuqwI (yuq is "outwit, outsmart").
(A mIn tojwI is
an "optical illusion.")
Another expression for "magician" is IDnar lIlwI.
lIl is a verb
meaning something like "simulate, impersonate." The idea is one of doing
something such that the subject of the verb looks or behaves like something (or
someone) else or represents something (or someone) else. The word has no
connotation of fraud or anything underhanded (in this respect, its like ghet).
The object is the thing being simulated or the person being impersonated. lIlwI
("simulator," for lack of a better term) is different from lIw ("substitute") since lIw
implies replacement (the notion of
"instead of") while a lIlwI
doesnt replace anyone or anything.
So "perform magic" (as Kalibo does) is mIn yuq or IDnar lIl. (IDnar
pIna lIl would be "he/she impersonates a wizard [non-fraudulently]."
Another word Maltz thought of as we were talking about all of
this is yut "distract, create a
diversion." The object of this verb,
when there is an object, is the person or group of people (usually) being distracted.
Happy Birthday to Kalibo.
PS - My favorite sentence at the moment is "They are (continuously and with some sort of goal in mind) impersonating you (plural)."
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