|From:||Robert Hailman <robert@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 19, 2001, 19:19|
Ooh! I like this. Nakiltipkaspimak sounds not too far off how I imagined
it, and I like what I hear. Tres cool.
The only problem is that the RA file played too quiet for whatever
reason, so I cranked up the volume on my computer, and got an unpleasant
suprise the next time I recieved a message on ICQ - but quietness seems
to go with the RA territory.
Actually, I've tried to do things like this before, but they always made
me realize I don't know how to pronounce my own conlang. :-( But
actually, I think I've got it now, so maybe I'll try again when I get
daniel andreasson wrote:
> Here is a small translation of a dialogue into Nakiltipkaspimak.
> This translation exercise was done on Conlangs_in_use a while
> ago. The fun part is that I've recorded it as a Real Audio-file
> and put it on my website as an example of how Pimak sounds. The
> address is:
> It's only 68K, plus you get to hear me trying to impersonate
> two of the Nakiltipkas. No, I mean, you can hear my two
> consultants Asinu and Liyisu... :)
> Asinu: Titusulkiwpaxumnik!
> Liyisu: Misin paxumwayumxa.
> Asinu: Milimpulaktasin yanuxut.
> Liyisu: Aaa! Milimwayumxa, axu?
> ( I should say that <x> is pronounced [x] before [i] and
> [G] before [a] and [u]. )
> ti -tusul-kiw-paxum-nik
> 2SG-tree -DIM-see -IMP
> 'Look at the small tree!'
> Mis-in 0 -paxum-wa -yum -xa
> 1SG-ERG 3SG-see -PRES-IMPFV-DIR
> 'I see it!'
> milim -pulak-tasin yanux-ut
> beautiful-red -bird:ABS top -LOC
> 'A beautiful red bird is in the top.'
> Aaa! 0 -milim -wa -yum -xa axu?
> Ah! 3SG-beautiful-PRES-IMPFV-DIR isn't_it?
> 'Ah! It's beautiful, isn't it?'
> DIM = diminutive
> IMP = imperative
> IMPFV = imperfective
> DIR = direct evidence
> ||| daniel
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