Re: New Language: Vaiysi
|Date:||Friday, March 17, 2000, 17:01|
> Everything started watching at Rosenfelder's faboulos work, and readinghis
> Cadhinor and Cue^zi grammars. I thought I had to make up a language with a
> Latin vacuum, but with a somehow exotic case system.
This is how I got started on Aredos (my pseudo-classical IE lang)- I read
Cadhinor and decided to have a crack at it. I am incredibly lazy, and hate
making up word-roots so I found myself stealing from Proto-Germanic, but
principally from PIE. Then I made it more regular and ended up with Aredos.
There are still a few Cadhinor borrowings in Aredos (hmm, off the top of my
head: moruthom 'carrot' and the shape of the Aredos letter M).
> The Latin-like phonology has turned into a new flavour when I tried tofound
> a better way to mark long vowels (a^ became ya, e^ > ye, i^ > iy, o^ andu^
> > ou ) and with the introduction of 'z' (BTW, In Italy, we call it/dzE:ta/,
> is its original Greek name). The grammar is a not-so-well-developped
> erg./abs.(thanks to all those who helped me to solve my doubts), but I
> think I'm going to let it grow.
> Here is a *forced* (and uncorrect, I know) translation of a part of the
> Babel text:
> Oil deiymasi aus houra iy aus lami ela giynas, ime oreiy, hoiyempiereiynio
> varreiyot, samois lyevere dyelo Sanyar zusau, gyarmentyesi, ime deskeiy
> hoiu: 'Yae, tyaroisi zoussialounai meis ime tourgoisi ryaseu.'Zoussialounai
> birzyesi dounam. Erte feieiysi: 'Yae, tyaroisi kurko i bevaiskizi meis,
> keouna svaiya silveos, ime tyaroi manzoma meis, ouve vindave iyske delouela
> Does it sound good? Maybe bad? What does it resemble?
I reckon it looks like Greek or maybe Phrygian. What does hoiu mean, how do
you pronounce it, my guess is /hoju:/.