New Language and a Game
|From:||Patrick Dunn <tb0pwd1@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 23, 2000, 23:39|
I've been screwing around creating an artlang (maybe an auxlang?) for
purposes of magic. It's not very sophisticated -- minimal phonetic
changes, Latin orthography, and a pick-and-choose grammar -- but I'm
really enjoying it. Here's a sample:
et-at ejo invoc, o emad agorto:
et-at, cod'av bar et-a-aret et-a-smai-ce.
et-at, cod'av bar et-a-jo et-a-dosig-ce
et-at, cod'av bar et-a-umbra et-a-or-ce
At e Osorronophris, et-cod nulo hom'av ne-vide la nulo tempo.
At e Iabas
At e Iabos
At'av disinju et-a-balta et-a-agbalta-ce.
At'av bar et-a-masculo et-a-feminjo-ce.
At'av bar et-a-seme et-a-pomo-ce.
At'av bar et-homi la-ta-ehef et-aljaljo va la-ta-odis et-aljaljo.
Thee, I invoke, the bornless spirit
thee, that didst create the earth and the heavens.
Thee, that didst create the day and the night.
Thee, that didst create the darkness and the light.
Thou art Osorronophris, whom no man has seen at any time.
Thou art Iabas
Thou art Iapos.
Though hast distinguished between the just and the unjust.
Though has created the male and the female.
Thou has created the seed and the fruit.
Thou hast created men to love one another, and to hate one another.
This language is made from smashing without rhyme or reason four different
languages. Can you identify all four? That's the game I'm proposing. I
think three of them will be easy -- the fourth might be tricky.