New lang (got bored)
|From:||Keolah Kedaire <keolah@...>|
|Date:||Monday, February 14, 2000, 19:05|
Well, not really more bored than usual, but I wanted to try something
different. This language is tentatively called Kapeni, but I want to come
up with a better name for it than their word for 'language', since they
are definitely in contact with other languages. It is derived from Zarhian
(although it is hard to tell). No webpage yet, since I'm lazy.
Although Kapeni rather struck me by surprise, by all the possibilities it
dreamed up, and the fact that I don't really know what it is...
Here's one sentence, written three ways..
azaru ka nu zari na mibi - "Sing a song did the gnome"
azari vu zaru ka na mibi - "The song is sung by the gnome"
amibi va zaru ka nu zari - "The gnome sings a song"
zar - root for 'sing'
mib - root for 'gnome'
ka - present tense
na - this noun is performing the action
nu - the action is performed upon this noun
va - the noun performs this action
vu - this action is performed upon the noun