Re: Essentialist Khangaþyagon?
|From:||Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 11, 2003, 5:32|
On Wednesday, September 10, 2003, at 12:51 , Peter Bleackley wrote:
> I've been looking at Essentialist Explantations again, and was wondering
> anybody could come up with one for Khangaþyagon. Here's a quick sample,
> with pronunciation, gloss, and translation.
> samang ya leshnam iðuzhang ya karrkakar
> [s&m&N j& leSn&m, iDu:Z&N j& ka:rk&ka:4]
> go.1p.pt 1p east.to see.1p.pt 1p raven.pl
> I went to the east, I saw the ravens
> beb enbanar subanar u elldahingar yir beb oltokdahingar yir
> [beb enb&na:4 su:b&na:4 u: el:d&hiNa:4 ji4 beb oltokd&hiNa:4 ji4]
> and thing.this.pl all.this.pl "such that" new.be.3p.pt.pl 3p.pl and
> busy.be.3p.pt.pl 3p.pl
> And all those things that were new and busy.
> samang ya hashnam, iðuzhang ya issulir
> [s&m&N j& h&Sn&m, iDu:Z&N j& is:uli:4]
> go.1p.pt 1p west.to see.1p.pt 1p egret.pl
> I went to the west, I saw the egrets
> beb enbanar subanar u futodahingar yir beb þomadahingar yir
> [beb enb&na:4 su:b&na:4 u: fu:tod&hiNa:4 ji4 beb To:m&d&hiNa:4 ji4]
> and thing.this.pl all.this.pl "such that" old.be.3p.pt.pl 3p.pl and
> calm.be.3p.pt.pl 3p.pl
> And all those things that were old and calm.
> The language has been described as sounding like Welsh. One Welsh speaker
> know denies this.
I'm afraid, having lived in Wales for 22 years, and still having
I agree with that Welsh speaker. /Z/, /&/ and /4/ are distinctly
As for an "is essentially" - I'm too tired at the end of the day to think
witty - sorry :(
But I have read it through several times, pronouncing it carefully and it
immediately resemble any particular natlang. It has IMO a very distinct
character of its own, which in my book is a distinct plus. All I can say
Khangaþyagon is essentially itself.