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Re: conlang greetings? (was Re: Let me introduce myself)

From:David Starner <starner@...>
Date:Thursday, November 29, 2001, 22:14
On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 07:41:11PM -0800, Yoon Ha Lee wrote:
> Okay, anyone else? I'll collect greetings in people's conlangs and > compile them onto my website (with permission, of course). If you'd also > like to send in a link to your own conlang webpages as accompaniment, I > can include those as well.
I have the phonological and morphological basis of Llirine, but these are the first steps into the vocabulary and grammatical basis. I probably ought to do a full report to the list on the language, but I haven't got around to that yet. There's something basically equal to hello (srep - /sr`@\=\/), and hi (p - /@\/). There's also a more formal greeting - ASCII - z^en's^ell tina riten. UTF-8 - Ĵeƞŝeɬ tina riteƞ. X-SAMPA - /Z@\NS@\K D1n7 r`1D@\N/ Literally - {The set of sentient beings} {"shine"} {(on) the you that the essential part of you, as distinct from your external mask} or, may everyone shine on you. As, a side note, before this, I would have described my self as a creator (as opposed to a discover of the language.) But I know that a sherall who spoke Llirine would feel (correctly) that I don't grasp the full meaning of this sentence, and that my translation is very inadequate (as any translation into English may end up being.) -- David Starner - Pointless website: "I saw a daemon stare into my face, and an angel touch my breast; each one softly calls my name . . . the daemon scares me less." - "Disciple", Stuart Davis