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The Imthumăytil (/imθuməjˈtil/, lit. 'Delvings' or 'Inquiries') are a collection of stories, anecdotes, parables, and lectures, in Classical Windermere. Some passages are in Tseezh.


  • Scientific concepts?
    • atoms? evolution?
  • Imperial commentators of the Imthumăytil should make all kinds of convoluted justifications of their doctrines in terms of preexisting myths and symbols

Perhaps these are too mathy and mystical for Mărotłism but:

  • Something based on symmetry? wallpapers and platonic solids are easy examples
  • Something geometrical?

The round table

Doan ngith, dur id tach chäth mi mogor lăytheath. Enwiets Păda Brăwied: "Mea ra łănam dunse?"

one time, sit NOM six child in circle VN.discuss. PFV-ask Master B.: "many what 2PL here?"

Once, six children were in a round table. Master Brăwied asked them: "How many of you are here?"

Roac ăngnung imchäth nătha, emcă'aw doan: "Müeșrüch te-stiw: tsin tach mognas, șrüch te-stiw thref, șrüch te-chloas chustiw..."

when PROG-count PL-child other answer one: 63 because six individual, 15 pair, 20 group_of_3

While the others were still counting, one child replied: "Sixty-three: 6 individuals, 15 teams of two, 20 teams of 3, ..."

Łop enwiets Păda Brăwied: "Ǎna mea ra moach, srüe hădean do croth nătha?"

then PFV-ask Master B.: "then many what be_at, if enter one person other"

So Master Brăwied asked: "Well then, how many people will be there if another person enters?"

Emcă'aw id ceth ăfăyfay, "Op călu Păda, ho-bang tsor tăy'uag paleac, sach făbeang imtăy'uag nătha ya-croth mălem fi!"

PFV-answer NOM child just "here clear master, to-us all team previous, as_well_as <REFL>form PL-team other with-person new that"

The child nonchalantly responded: "It is plain, Master: we have all of the old teams, as well as another set of teams with the new person!"


The notion of choosing subsets from six items may have been a metaphor for cooking. The Windermereans recognized 6 basic tastes (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, spicy, umami), and each combination is essentially a taste on its own. The mystic Etsoj Jopah interpreted the parable as a recipe for building a just intonation scale from prime factors, thus introducing Combination Product Sets into Talman music.