|From:||Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 2, 2002, 22:32|
At 8:22 PM +0100 10/2/02, Jan van Steenbergen wrote:
> --- Steg Belsky wrote:
>> Well, as i mentioned in reference to my brother (who's Left-Handed), if
>> you count "of the Lithuanian (a.k.a. North-Eastern Ashkenazic) Jewish
>> Culture-Zone" as within the category "Lithuanian", then i guess i'd be a
>> somewhat 'real' Lithuanian on the List.
>Counting that as Lithuanian shouldn't be a problem, I think. Where exactly is
>your brother from? Probably the same place as you, I may assume...
>Didn't you mention recently that he is an ex-conlanger as well? What language
>did he create?
>> "Dievas dave dantis; Dievas duos duonos."
>> PS: see? i even speak Lithuanian! ;-)
I remember this! I translated it into Shemspreg a long time ago:
dewos dodoi dontesom; dewos doos daam.
dewos do- do -i dont -es -om dewos doo -s daa -m
God PERF- give:0 -PAST tooth -PL -OBL God give -PRES bread -OBL
'God gave teeth; God will give bread.'
It even preserves the alliteration.
Dirk Elzinga Dirk_Elzinga@byu.edu
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