Lotsa small, small translations
|From:||taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, March 21, 1999, 16:03|
Previously unknown ta:ruven words get discovered nearly
every day now, so translations are becoming feasible. I'm
still working on "Flight" and the Babel-text, but at least
some of the shorter translation-excerices that has been sent
back and forth lately are (almost) done.
Throughout, I'll be using only one of the possible
Useful terms for tourists
(kakspi (the sweet and slightly narcotic nectar of the
kspia plant) is really too expensive to casually be bought
like this, but I haven't discovered the everyday-drink yet,
so... Furthermore, I've "cheated" on the imperative as I
haven't found the right morpheme yet.)
? g'adja -ru
QUES toilet LOCATED
"Where's the toilet?"
(Just as for the imperative, I haven't found the morpheme
marking questions yet. "excrement" is <g'adjo> btw)
! =EF=EBkru sa=FE; =EFdjeqge
! =EF- =EB- kru sa=FE =EF- djeqge
IMP EMPHATIC NEG kill 1st.ACC EMPHATIC 'tourist'
"Don't shoot, I'm a tourist!"
(<sa=FE> is maybe a bit too high-style, <sa:a=FE> might be
=EB- ule=ECne ta:ruven
NEG sing/speak taruven
"I don't speak taruven"
(A higher register of the above would be <=EBta:ruvenule=ECne>)
te tci ar:isu=EC; i: ger:ea
te tci ar:is -u=EC i: ger:e -a
CONN friend pay FUT 3sg.ANI+ rich very
"My friend will pay. S/he is very rich."
(The CONN(ection)-clitic does for the ANI+ world what the
suffixed genitive does for the ANI-. Furthermore, like with
most verbs, the CONN has an implied 1sg party.)
The valentines-day translation
sa=E9l te=EC us
1sg.EXP love 2sg.BEN
"I love you"
(Some verbs, the so-far called experiencers, acts as
complementizers, <te=EC> "to love" is one of them. Standalone
noun-phrases are marked for the BEN(efecative)/recipient.
<us> is of a higher register than <u:i=F0>)
[BTW: my basque contact says that the most usual way of
saying something a la. "I love you" is <maite zaitut>]
Winter-poem, version 1
te =FEan: 'ro:; te tari: 'ren:; te kri: 'eal;
te =FEan: 'ro: te tari: 'ren: te kri: 'eal
CONN name winter2 CONN trade ending CONN gift sleep
"My name is winter. Cessation is my business. My gift sleep."
(There are two standard "winter"-seasons, the early, yet
unnamed one which is snowy, humid, temperatures in the range
+5 to -5 c, followed by <'ro:>, arid, windy, stormy,
temperatures well below -5 c and usually around -20 c.)