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Re: Weakly Vocab

From:Mike Ellis <nihilsum@...>
Date:Monday, February 2, 2004, 21:33

takatunu wrote:

>This weak I made 4 different batches as variations on one theme. I guess I >made a few English mistakes but I hope they are not to confusing.
You've used a lot of verbal nouns here: my X(-ing), your X(-ing). When I get my head into Rhean mode, there's this weird aversion to allowing nonfinites to have a subject. No idea why.
>Easy ones: > >Please write to your friend in this room and with this pen an essay about >your conlang in your script but in English.
Kraza, i toya ceyam nap toya yöcum u lai druz'u ora lai g'aduizkam upabad zagacyet, nap lai kiradom ak' Anglavam. please , in this room-INST by this pen-INST to your friend-DAT about your conlang-INST essay(-ACC) write-2SG:IMP , by your script-INST but English- INST
>I baked the dough and the cake was soon baked.
Voz iyekiom ki göci bala iyekibza as'e. dough(-ACC) bake-1SG:PAST and cake soon bake-PASS be:3SG:PAST
>This bottle was filled with wine and that other one was full of water.
Toya bedil rocbas' as'e ki eya k'ok s'ulabas' as'e. this bottle wine-full be:3SG:PAST and that other water-full be:3SG:PAST
>Now both are empty so please refill them.
Lud lakie wos', tian loonyet kraza. now both* empty , them:ACC fill-2SG:IMP please *"twoly"
>How Perceptive!: > >Let me smell your flowers.
Lai zaarin vetryem cai. your flowers-ACC smell-1SG:IMP "please" OR Lai zaarin vetrak yan asmyat. your flowers-ACC smell-INF me:ACC let-2SG:IMP
>Can you smell them?
Vetrak ret? smell-INF can-2SG ?
>This flower smells of honey.
Toya zaarom myeca vetra anc'e. this flower-INST honey-GEN smell exist:3SG ("With this flower exists the smell of honey")
>Flowers perfume the room with a heady scent.
Zaari nap duuksoi vetram ceyan agbemaciz. flowers by heady scent-INST room-ACC perfume-3PL
>When I look at you I see your father.
Lozt goliam ba lai toc'et mirim. you-DAT COND your father(-ACC) see-1SG
>I tasted the grilled cricket and it tastes like chicken.
Bliz'o-tilik umayaim ki fkus tawokmik. grill-cricket(-ACC) taste-1SG:PAST and flavour chicken-like
>The snow-capped top appeared through the clouds.
Los'kriifec' suz k'au oblen unaz'ios'. sonw-covered peak through clouds-ACC appear-3SG:PAST
>My vision of the mountain is blurred like your vision of life is.
Broma yai miro nunie enoc'ar lai miro maara c'e. mountain-GEN my vision like life-GEN your vision blurred be:3SG
>I am obsessed by her thought.
Jortaar karjo yai diin glama. F-3SG:GEN thought my mind(-ACC) hold-3SG
>You look lost in your thoughts.
I karjoim g'ömmibza nisrat. in thoughts-INST lost* look-2SG *g'ömmek "bury, submerge"
>Tropism: > >Our victory is your defeat.
Yei gzamo lei weimud. (guess.)
>My blow causes, and results in, your injury.
Yai dövmo lai snanut sace. my blow your injury(-ACC) cause-3SG OR Yai dövmo lai snanutu slic'a. my blow your injury-DAT result-3SG* *OR |ödore| (also "go back, return")
>Your injury results from my blow.
Lai snanut yai dövmor slic'ad c'e. " the result of..."
>I love you although you smell.
Rank'at dire lon yuvim. smell-2SG though you:ACC love-1SG
>You smell but I still love you.
Rank'at ak' mitale lon yuvim. smell-2SG but regardless you:ACC love-1SG
>I'll accept if you beg me.
Adis yant jahtat ba ükicirma. if me:DAT bag-2SG COND accept-1SG:FUT
>Your begging to me shall condition my acceptance.
Du yant jahtat yai ükicuta macasmi yere. that me:DAT beg-2SG my acceptance-GEN condition be:3SG:FUT
>Bases: > >The skulls hung dangling from the heavy pillars on which the thatched roof
rested. Kni blegi deflokim ot nuim zvimasa dras' yec'ais' ai raci jipendioz. from* heavy pillars on which straw-GEN roof sit-3SG:PAST SUBJ skulls m-hang- 3PL:PAST
>Modern art--I pegged a chairleg into the trunk of a tree stemming from a
pole. Luddrinac' elo -- i ez mastar jardar bolama spaldot s'ucar jamban tempiom. modern art -- into from pole-GEN protrude-PP tree-GEN trunk-DAT chair-GEN leg-ACC pound-1SG:PAST M