Re: Do you speak english?
|From:||Dennis Paul Himes <himes@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 27, 2006, 3:31|
Remi Villatel <maxilys@...> wrote;
> An easy translation exercise:
> Do you speak [insert your conlang name]?
> Because it's so easy, I demand politeness, deference or formalism (you
> choose) in the question, the pronunciation (CXSAMPA), the IMT
> (Interlinear Morphemic Translations) and/or a very literal translation.
Napu mehyohot nyhyamset u?
/'na pu/ /me 'hjo hot/ /ni hja 'msEt/ /u/
You [are] associated-with.gladifer.(abstractor) (question).user-of.language
Literally: Are you someone who uses the language associated with
Less formally: Mehyohot nyhyamset napu? (Although the first form isn't
really all that formal.)
Maluwe, bettapaapizznnii Paapaitijizz Seezzitoyit? (asking a woman)
Malai, bettapaapizznnii Paapaitijizz Seezzitoyit? (asking a man)
/mA 'lu we/ (/mA 'laI/) /bE t_dA 'p& pID n_di/ /'p& paI tI ZID/
/'se DI to jIt/
kind-one-VOC question-speak-SUBJ-PRES-2S language-ACC-SUBJ-PRES
VOC - vocative
SUBJ - subjunctive
PRES - present
2S - 2nd person singular
ACC - accusative
ASS - associtative
TS - transportable singular
Literally: Kind one, do you speak the language of Seezzito?
Dennis Paul Himes <> email@example.com
Gladilatian page: http://home.cshore.com/himes/glad/lang.htm
Seezzitonian page: http://home.cshore.com/himes/umuto/lang.htm
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brain, begot of nothing but vain fantasy; which is as thin of substance as
the air." - Romeo & Juliet, Act I Scene iv Verse 96-99