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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@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2002 6:57 PM
Subject: first try at conlanging

> Hello, > > 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 > ôpoihaivopa > You(formal)-passive heaven-oblique be-dependent-inside. Name you-passive > make holy-imperative-perfect. Sacred power you-passive to > come-to-imperative. > Hâ vouâ-fai ouoe leâi-fae lau ve-mê oepanê. > That way heaven-oblique so earth-oblique will you-passive to > do-imperative-perfect. > 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 > of-inside-imperative > Auhei nini-mê ve-lou oâvae-fae hoûooetepanê > And we(exclusive) you-active evil-oblique > liberate-from-imperative-perfect. > > > What do you think of it ? >