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Re: milimpulaktasin

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
the chance.


daniel andreasson wrote:
> > Hey. > > 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 > > -- > <> Kattawiknik pimaktasal! <> <> > <> Katsayuknik pimak! <> <>


daniel andreasson <daniel.andreasson@...>