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From:Robert B Wilson <han_solo55@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 30, 2003, 0:23
On Tue, 29 Jul 2003 18:44:54 -0500 "Thomas R. Wier" <trwier@...>
> Quoting Robert B Wilson <han_solo55@...>: > > > i've been working on an a posteriori conlang and i finally started > > translating the babel text today. here's what i have so far: > > > > gela erða hagd agn ðunga unð ssart vrasa. wa menu raft ast, gi vuð > velðu > > in senar unð gemvuðlat ðar. > > ðe zagt ðezalve, "suvan, wel masan zzusas unð basan gi vulig." gi > nadat > > slaga vur zdana unð ðeru vur liva. > > > > what do y'all think? > > It's kinda hard to have an opinion on this sample since > you have not provided interlinear glosses of the morphology > and phonology. It's clearly based on (some) German lexemes; > what's the rest?
here it is with interlinear stuff and a few changes: gela erða hagd agn nunga unð ssart mrasa. [jEl6 ErD6 hAjd Ajn nonja onD s:Art mrAs6] whole earth had one tongue[ACC] and shared speech[ACC] wa menu raft ast, gi vuð melðu in senar unð gemvuðlat ðar. [w6 mEno rAft Ast ji voD mElDo in sEnAr onD jEmvoDlAt DAr] as men moved east, they found plain[ACC] in shinar and settled[1] there gi zagt ðezalve, "suvan, wi wel masan zzusas unð basan gi vulig." [ji zAjt DezAlve sovAn wi wEl mAsAn z:osAs onD bAsAn ji volij] they said themselves[DAT], "come, we will make blocks and bake them fully." gi nadat nhlaga vur zdana[2] unð neru vur liva[2]. [ji nAdAt n_0lAj6 vor zdAnA onD nEro vor liv6] they used clay[ACC] for stone and tar[ACC] for mortar. [1] "built homes" [2] these will probably change once i figure out what to change them to... -- Robert Wilson (aka kuvazokad, eltirno, edeí...) -- vkky vnkynvj vknyknj ykkv knvy? karkalone kontoko? kinsi rorotan kinsa nadas? baitta ke farzaiyai? qxrracc pqqattiircx iia kxqqhwiiallccre? spreken þu viserdya? pake biru ka pa rede? "boys speak in rhythm and girls just lie." -- anberlin - "foreign language" "i put out disco's inferno in the early eighties i would not be in a boy band, punk gets all the ladies i could take the backstreet boys or hanson or n'sync britney spears and ricky martin, we all think you stink" -- trendy - "punk rocker" "and i'm only gonna pierce my left ear and i've been working on this mustache all summer long and my favorite band will always be tears for fears and i'm gonna wear a pink tux to the prom" -- relient k - "in love with the 80's" narav teraz' iroti kojes krat erarota kuna, ysivaz' entas naradas krat zuny narav kuraz dityvyszi, radyji, sa rodyji dimokrosi zosa endas d' erensa dades kirs ins wiz "They are not in Baghdad. They are not in control of any airport. I tell you this. It is all a lie. They lie. It is a hollywood movie. You do not believe them." -- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, Iraqi Minister of Information ---BEGIN CONLANGER CODE BLOCK--- Version: 0.1a CART/O s: a18:4 h- b c15 v1200 l++ Y++ C+++ y ----END CONLANGER CODE BLOCK---- -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.1 GCS/M/O d-(---) s: a18 C++$ UL++++>$ P+>++ L+(++)>++++ E--- W++(+++) N o? K--- w+(--) O?> M-- V? PS PE+ Y+(++) PGP++ t+(*) 5-- X+++ R- tv b+++ DI+ D--- G++++ e h! r-->+++ y- ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------