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Re: Prosaic conlanging

From:Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 30, 2002, 21:42
> On Monday 28 January 2002 07:40, Michael Poxon wrote:
> I know most of us design our languages for "higher things", but > whilst having a bath recently and looking at the many translations > of everyday instructions, I thought it might be fun to turn some of > them into Omeina, so here goes:- > > Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with > water.
Hmm... here goes with "Unnamed conlang #45a" <Ielidaudr fooseinyedhigh eedyes efsu cemvany. Dhaa gcuiteideithej foosendadhigh fiin-heigh mair esna efliaeteiner auur-jaa!> In the X-SAMPA, two vowels preceeeded by a period are a dipthong, else there is a hiatus. iElid.aud4 fo:s.EiJeDiG e:J\es Efsu kEmvAJ Ielidaudr fooseinyedhigh eedyes efsu cemvany. avoid-imp.continuous X-contacting-Y-with-Z-ness of-it your eye-dative Always-avoid there-being-contact of-it with-your-eye DA: g.uit.Eid.EiTEZ fo:s@ndaDiG fi:n h.EiG Dhaa gcuiteideithej foosendadhigh fiin-heigh if happen-perf.subj.impersonal X-contacting-Y-with-Z-ness thus-formal.genitive If has-happened contactedness thusly m.ai4 EsnA Efli.aet.EinE4 .Au: ZA: mair esna efliaeteiner auur-jaa! then it rinse-imp.perf wash-atavism.intensely then it have-rinsed! rinsing-thoroughly!
> For best results always cook from frozen.
<Dhee tetaeenth ar auncush uu mhaugh fau ecoejenar vaegeinedhighned ve olsneve> De: A4 .AunkuS u: w.auG dhee tetaeenth ar auncush uu mhaugh fau clause-marker be.fut.subj.perf the outcome.abs most-good so-that "that" it might be the best result "so" Ek.oEZna4 vE olsnEvE ecoejenar vaegeinedhighned ve olsneve cook.imp.perf freeze.perf.pres.noun.instr freeze.atavism-it.instr.adj cook (employing it having been frozen )