Re: Introduction to Kerla
|From:||Rob Haden <magwich78@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 26, 2003, 19:56|
I'm sorry that my description of Kerla seemed dry and lifeless -- I didn't
mean for it to be so! In order to "breathe life" into the language, I'm
providing some example sentences below. But a caveat: the vocabulary is
probably going to be subject to change.
Talva lante me Kerla.
speak able I Kerla
I can speak Kerla.
Talva lante te Kerla ko. ~ Ko talva lante te Kerla.
speak able you Kerla question
Can you speak Kerla?
Ne talva lante se Kerla.
not speak able he Kerla
He/she can't speak Kerla.
The man is big.
The men are big.
The big (thing) is a/the man.
Monui sauri. ~ Monu sauri.
The big things are men.
Meno me urba.
go I city
I go to the city.
Menode me urba.
go=past I city
I went to the city.
Me menode urba.
I go=past city
It was I who went to the city.
Menova me urba.
go=prog I city
I am going to the city.
Menovade me urba.
go=prog=past I city
I was going to the city.
Viskade lapse monu menode urba.
see=past boy man go=past city.
The boy saw the man who went to the city.
Rumpode lapse paskede palu kelsode se ke ventu.
break=past boy throw=past ball steal=past he [resumptive pronoun] window.
The boy who threw that ball that he stole broke the window.
Rumpode lapse kelsode palu lapsen alte ventu.
break=past boy steal=past ball boy=gen other window.
The boy who stole another boy's ball broke the window.
Sentu me kalo norla.
think I pretty girl
I think that the girl is pretty.
The girl is a duck.
The girl becomes a duck.
Sorsage murku norla.
duck=become potion girl
The potion turns the girl into a duck.
E genomai kako endu kotado.
There-is/are happen=inf bad be-inside house=coll
There is trouble in the neighborhood. (lit. There are bad happenings in the
Desne me toru galmen.
want I doughnut jelly=gen
I want a jelly doughnut.
Viskade me kolba perge tersa ta endu silmado.
see=past I wolf gray three that be-inside tree=coll.
I saw those three gray wolves that were in the forest.
Sorry if the vocabulary sounds rather prosaic -- I had to make up a lot of
words off the top of my head to provide examples, and I think I betrayed by
Indo-European background! :)