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translations in Tr:pang & Linga

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Saturday, October 20, 2001, 21:09
"Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for
bears to dance to while we long to make music that will melt stars."

                    - Gustave Flaubert, _Madame Bovary_

note> _:_ is Tr:pang orthography for "schwa"

Tak Hyoom:n saym:z ket:l bung:rup blong
yumee bang tempo blong ba:r long dan:z long
saym-tai'm yumee mo'wana toy moozik long
maybee akwa-miks twingg'l-twingg'l, la.



    Tr:pang is a _pijin-kreol_ artlang-in-progress ... still undergoin'
evolution, so morphology, lexicon and syntax will change.
    Of course - to some extent/in certain aspects, Tr:pang is very similar to
Bislama; Tok Pisin; Chinese Pidgin English (CPE) and it's descendant language
_Ham Soi_<<"Sea Water">> [Nauruan Chinese Pidgin English]. To a degree -
syntax-wise, Bahasa Indonesia and various South East Asian languages are
seminal influences as well.


"Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for
bears to dance to while we long to make music that will melt stars."


OmoSapi linga paralelo sin-fracta caldera
epi nos palpa crudo ritmo peri ursa danza
omo-crono nos desidera lila musica
futura aqua-morfo stella.


    Linga is my first serious attempt at creating a poetic Con/Art/AuxLang
<evil grinnage> using a lexical mix of techno-scientific Greco-Latin/Romance
and Sanskrit/Pali/Bahasa Malay-Indonesia with a morphosyntax influenced by
long-held, avid interest in Archaic Chinese; Classical Chinese poetry; Bahasa
Malay-Indonesia; Futurist/neo-Futurist poetics (Italian, Spanish, Dutch and
Russian mainly); various pidgins, creoles and AuxLangs; and
"linguistically-smart" science-fiction.
    I am trying to make Linga words "semantically multi-valued nuclei"  a la
Archaic Chinese - meaning that a Linga word can be noun, part of a
compound-word, verb, or adjective. Up to a point, adverbs, prepositions, and
conjunctions are monosemantic. Pronouns, particles, demonstratives and
classifiers are entirely monosemantic.
    "Loosely Latinate" pronunciation follows the Roman orthography.

    {And, oh yeah, I am fully aware of Interglossa and Glosa AuxLangs...
    in fact, I was a semi-disillusioned Glosa AuxLanger once upon a time...
Upon reading a certain essay by Richard Harrison = , I found ConLangs & ArtLangs to
be hell-a-more FUN...}

    czHANg, upto creative mischief & mayhem* in the virtual funhouse of

    * I was gonna put "poetic terrorism" <chaGRiN> but that would not be a
wise choice of wordin' in this particular time-period  ::suddenly truly
paranoid about [his/our] freedom of speech in cyberspace::


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