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-
</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.) >
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."