Re: A new translation exercise (was: lexicons)
|From:||Josh Roth <fuscian@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 7, 1999, 17:27|
Irina Rempt wrote:
> When my great-great-grandfather was a young man, he travelled
> out into the world. First he went west; there was only sand
> there. Then he went north; there was only snow there. Then he
> went east; there the mountains were too high and
> great-great-grandfather couldn't climb them. At last he decided
> to travel south, on foot, on horseback, by cart and by boat. In
> the south he saw the largest city in all the world.
Tem mecire zirect farala telte yevil klall ehilect llaa. Ye klall epevev=20
haloct llaa; yuv ururrt yi gliq. Preleve klall entev haloct llaa; yuv neverr=
yi gliq. Ganlo klall klentev haloct llaa; yi glirr, senzek nelev jireqket vi=20
mecire puutroct rrel'llefy uuqkooc. Hamara klall najav kereglict halonon=20
llaa. Tec telek momgolo soga vanto vileeqk fect quuk. Hamara glill, mecev=20
kevre voltol yevi gliq mafact rruu.
MOD=97modified=97when a noun has an adj. before it, it takes an -l ending
NEG=97negative=97formed by doubling first vowel
INF=97infinitive of verb=97ends in -fy
PAR=97particle=97these are hard to translate into English
PP=97present particliple=97formed by adding -nen/-non (front-vowel, back=97v=
Tem mecire zirect farala telte yevil klall ehilect llaa.
my great-great-grandfather old.was when all world.MOD to.it traveled it.to
Ye klall epevev haloct llaa; yuv ururrt yi gliq.
west to.it first went.(he) it.to only sand.there.was there at.it
Preleve klall entev haloct llaa; yuv neverrt yi gliq.
north to.it then went.(he) it.to only snow.there.was there at.it
Ganlo klall klentev haloct llaa; yi glirr, senzek nelev jireqket vi mecire=20
puutroct rrel'llefy uuqkooc.
east to.it then went.(he) it.to there at.it mountains too high.were and=20
great-great-grandfather could.NEG climb.INF them PAR
Hamara klall najav kereglict halonon llaa. Tec telek momgolo soga vanto=20
vileeqk fect quuk.
south to.it finally decided.(he) go.PP it.to his feet horse cart boat=20
and.them used.(he) them
Hamara glill, mecev kevre voltol yevi gliq mafact rruu.
south at.it most big city.MOD world at.it saw.(he) it