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Another conlang discovered! Calloo, callay! (He chortled in his joy.)

From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Sunday, September 8, 2002, 10:40
I recently finished the rewrite of my SF novel and discovered that I had laid
the foundations for yet another conlang.

Spoken in Tarso-I'en - translated Delta-By-Mountain : it's a city built by a
river delta next to a mountain range, the next best thing to having an inland
sea - it is called Tarsoyaot, the Tarso Language.

Tarso  I       En (shortened form of Enei - height, mountain)
Delta   By    Height

There's a few names in it, and a phrase :

Ni    Shei        Yae      Rachei,    The Harbour Below the Cliff
The  Harbour   Below   Cliff-face

So it has a definite article, like the other languages - excepting the creole
spoken in Aknereyazh, the Bone Quarter.

Unlike the other languages it seems to have a standard SVO arrangement.
Further details will depend on just how important it turns out to be in my
set of concultures.

<quote (About the names Shakhra - a mocking name once given to Vheratsho, and
Tretakho, the name assumed by one of Vheratsho's subordinates in a time of
insubordination, the same one who called her the previous name )>

In Tarsoyaot, as Praleyo would've told me, when you cook your prey, the meat
is always "shakh-" (tender), but the knife and the teeth are always "treta-
(sharp) ".

</unquote (-ra is a feminine passive ending, while -kho is a masculine
agentive ending - Mack the Knife sortof ; all passive endings are feminine,
and all active endings are masculine.  Lakhabrech find the language weird.) >

Wesley Parish
Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?"
You ask, "What is the most important thing?"
Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata."
I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."