Re: 519 [vEd'jani] - written in Arabic numerals
|From:||Jake X <starvingpoet@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 26, 2003, 22:47|
[majk ElIs r\out]
> Jake X <starvingpoet@...> wrote:
> >8589 074 8 /259 044.
> Likewise. I think?It means, roughly, my work is under your eyes.
> >825 074 < 858 519
> >devodade nogadavagi gin devedave vedjani
> >joy-present placeholder-1stp-modifyer because/out-of write-inf.word-plural
> >I am glad to be writing Vedjani.
> This is very cool. You have to explain this more!OK, here goes:
825 is the present form of the static verb of happiness or joy.
In Vedjani, static verbs have no subjects or objects so to say that the joy
is mine I have to use a pronoun modifyer, which will always begin with 0-.
7 (in some positions) signifies the first person, and -4 makes a word a
So 074 basically means my or "of me." So far: is-happy my
The less than sign gin < means out of or because of. The first part of the
a direct consequence of the second part.
858 - infinitive to write.
519 - Vedjani, or litterally "words." I used the number meaning to my
singulars and plurals, so -1 is singular and -9 is plural, the smallest and
511 (vedjaja) is a word, while 519 (vedjani) is language or words.
Incidentally, you can also
specify the exact number of something at the end of the word, using a
decimal point. For
example, 51.203 is two hundred and three words.
> >04.99.4 648!
> >nogigajoninijogi sonigave!
> It sure is efficient. You're condensing very long words down to only a few
> symbols. There'd be a lot of potential to use this language for sending
> coded messages.No, because there is only a very limited number of possible syllables in
and the rules are strict. Not any syllable can be pronounced in any
position. I really like the way
such a long-winded language (even simple words can be in excess of 6 and 7
syllables) is written
so concisely. Our conscripters may think I'm using unoriginal material, but
I like the idea of being
able to type it in ASCII without contriving some anglicized spelling outside
of the conscript.
P.S. Thanks in general for the compliments... just food for my ego! :-)