Re: first try at conlanging
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 7, 2002, 6:59|
En réponse à erwan ar skoul <erwan.arskoul@...>:
Well, welcome to the list from a fellow French conlanger :)) (though I'm not
Breton but Normand :)) ).
> I offer to your scrutiny a sample of the conlang I am developing. It
> called Lautôpaei and has a definite Polynesian look with a strict V \
> CV syllabic structure and very few consonants (p, f, t, v, l, h). Its
> grammar is quite baroque, as it is OSV / RNA and is neither ergative
> accusative but active (Martinets terminology), that is that it
> distinguishes between acting and acted upon, the main question
> who is at the origin of the action.
> The language is globally agglutinating and handles indirect
> through verbal suffixes. Quite user-unfriendly, I am afraid (unless
> happen to have been brought up in a bilingual Tahitian-arawakan family
> in a tagalog speaking district :-) J) but quite fun.
He he, being currently creating a conlang with a trigger system and nominal
classes, as well as synthetic tendencies that make Ancient Greek simple, I
assure you that languages can very well be user-unfriendly and still
naturalistic :)) .
> Here a translation of the Lord Prayer (the most basic text I have
> found). The original is the Vulgate Latin.
> Ve-mê vouâ-fae pêlihî loi meme. Êuha ve-mê noioepanê. Manâ ve-mê
> You(formal)-passive heaven-oblique be-dependent-inside. Name
> make holy-imperative-perfect. Sacred power you-passive to
> Hâ vouâ-fai ouoe leâi-fae lau ve-mê oepanê.
> That way heaven-oblique so earth-oblique will you-passive to
> Ouha nini te nea-mê nini-fae nea e-fae teivahaivohîpa
> Food we(exclusive)of day-passive we(exclusive)-oblique day
> to give to give-to-inside-imperative
> Oâvae-mê ê-lou nini-fae oemêlinê hâ e-mê nini-lou ê-fae aoîmaevateinê
> Wrong-passive these-active we(exclusive) oblique to do-in
> defavor-dependent-perfect, that way this-passive we(exclusive)-active
> these-oblique to leave-away-in favor of-perfect
> Ouoe oe oâvae nini-mê ve-lou aoîmaevateipanê
> So evil deed we(exclusive) you-active to leave-away-in favor
> Nini-mê ve-lou euhâmoo-fae auôluvahîpa
> We(exclusive)-passive you-active temptation-oblique not-drive-in
> Auhei nini-mê ve-lou oâvae-fae hoûooetepanê
> And we(exclusive) you-active evil-oblique
> What do you think of it ?
Eh... Wow? :))) I must say most things elude me (the format of the interlinear
doesn't help :(( ). Planning to make a webpage I hope? :))
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