Re: first try at conlanging
|From:||Michael Poxon <m.poxon@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 6, 2002, 15:20|
Beautiful! I've always loved the sound of the Polynesian languages. I tried
to learn Samoan when I was a teenager, but kind of abandoned it. Keep those
vowels coming! And Breizh Atao...
----- Original Message -----
From: "erwan ar skoul" <erwan.arskoul@...>
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2002 6:57 PM
Subject: first try at conlanging
> I offer to your scrutiny a sample of the conlang I am developing. It is
> 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 nor
> accusative but "active" (Martinet's terminology), that is that it
> distinguishes between "acting" and "acted upon", the main question being
> "who is at the origin of the action".
> The language is globally agglutinating and handles indirect complements
> through verbal suffixes. Quite user-unfriendly, I am afraid (unless you
> happen to have been brought up in a bilingual Tahitian-arawakan family
> in a tagalog speaking district :-) J) but quite fun.
> 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 you-passive
> 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 this-oblique
> 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 of-perfect
> Nini-mê ve-lou euhâmoo-fae auôluvahîpa
> We(exclusive)-passive you-active temptation-oblique not-drive-in defavor
> Auhei nini-mê ve-lou oâvae-fae hoûooetepanê
> And we(exclusive) you-active evil-oblique
> What do you think of it ?