|From:||Jeff Sheets <wickedbob@...>|
|Date:||Friday, July 21, 2000, 9:40|
I have finally named (after about three days of work) my project. First off,
p /p/ t /t/ k /k/
b /b/ d /d/ g /g/
f /f/ s /s/ c /S/ x /K/
v /v/ z /z/ j /Z/ q /G/
m /m/ n /n/ ñ /N/
w /w/ l /l/ r /r/ y is an alveolar approximant, I forget the ASCII-IPA...
vowels are as IPA, except all are unrounded.
now the derivation of the name of the language:
xuc yo pix gap
language of Jade Jewel
Jade-Jewel, or Pikap, is representative of Hermes, Mercury, Thoth, etc. as
the bringer of language, writing, magic, and many other minor qualities.
Now some text to prove the language is coming along. :)
Dunru xedaj eñevbi mocapus. Dunyocostev decapus, peñ dunus ñocmujot
widaxapus. Dunovbi ñojduv emijet povyapus zezeclex ogud kuxafyu ñojov.
Dunduv emijet ñojud pus wiyexyapus. Dunus evexlet dupus, evñefe, gusapus,
peñ ñojut ñoctas dupus zefyapus.
This happened during the days of Fire-Heart. There was an honorable warrior
who was named Gold-Sword. Fire-Heart called on the bravery of Gold-Sword to
destroy the Dragon who ravaged the country. The courage of Gold-Sword was
true to his reputation. He left with his greatsword, Fire-Tongue, and wore
his sturdy armor.
Dun, by the way is the Nominative prefix, and this explains the predominant
dun beginning all sentences. I will try another Word order to see if it
sounds any better. The word order above is typically SOV, except where
another order leads to better interpretation. Nearly all words have some
form of inflection, based on an agglutinating root language.
"On two occasions I have been asked by members of Parliament, `Pray, Mr.
Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers
come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas
that could provoke such a question." -- Charles Babbage