Re: Men vs Women on Conlang
|From:||Mau Rauszer <maurauser@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 10, 2002, 6:28|
Sally Caves <scaves@...> 2002.12.09. 17:02:04 -5h-kor írta:
> What about Mau's language, "based on Egyptian," as she told us a few days
> ago? How much of that, Mau, is a posteriori?
> More about this when I think about it.
>Its very basic vocabulary was based on Egyptian (though I had not know much of it,
but a little vocabulary and a touch of VSO order) but I refined the grammar
For example, from the phrase 'ta mau Seheminetyeru' "cat of the Mighty Gods", every word has
Egyptian origin. 'ta', as I thought for a while it is a sort of article, mau "cat" is
found in many Egyptian material, Seheminetyeru is a compound from Sehem or in
some dialects Sähem or Sähme (the a-umlaut indicates a vowel between a & e
[more or less like a strong schwa]) and Netyeru "Gods".
The dual and plural endings are also Egyptian and I adopted the idea of the
hieroglyphic writing system
and many signs from Egyptian.
I am currently working on a Zulu-sounding animal language Meyadhew, but it is inflecting,
and adopted the Bantu case system ( from Swahili since I haven't found many material on Zulu
on the Net :( ) with a-priori vocabulary but with a South African feel. (And some strange sounds
for example clicks) Yah, and it is OVS basically. And don't have tense but evidetiality to the end.
mBusale be nXolo ki-ulizaze.
Be Order and Peace on this list.
[x indicates a (I think) postalveolar click [!] ]
We Hea! ile iZili! Be light.