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Tyl Sjok (for the book)

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 29, 2001, 15:57

It took a while, I hope it's still early enough and not too long.

> 1. Name of conlang
Tyl Sjok
> 2. Name of conlanger
Henrik Theiling
> 3. Sample sentence with interlinearization/translation (optional)
hwk tje xok, u set, te ling jes, hw hing sin, at ja tuk, hjung, lel, hw li lu, tax kjo njwng yn kju tyx, y li nax jang tyx, hesy, y nax. Pronunciation: like X-Sampa, with the following exceptions: y = [1] (high central unrounded vowel) u = [M] (high back vowel) w = [3] (mid-low central unrounded vowel) e = [E] (mid-low front vowel) o = [V] (mid-low back vowel) ng = [N] (velar voiced nasal) hj = [C] (palatal unvoiced fricative) sj = [S] (post-alveolar unvoiced fricative) For Clarification: t, p, k are unvoiced, unaspirated in standard pronunciation. Vocabulary: hwk = wind tje = (to go/come) from <a location follows> xok = (moon) as location: north hwk tje xok = North Wind u = and, or, but <co-ordination particle> set = sun (as location: south) te = not (to be) ling = one jes = mind te ling jes = to not agree about... hw = (happen) when <a time follows> hing = long sin = (in front), before hing sin (jo) = long before (`jo' = `now' is inferred from context) at = which <referent follows> ja = 3ps pronoun: he, she, it, him, its, they, them, etc... tuk = all or both at ja tuk = who of them all, who of the two hjung = (to be) strong lel = to exceed hw = (happen) when <a time follows> li = <particle: reference to unsaid entity> lu = to do s.t. li lu = the agent of the previously mentioned action (here: the two who don't agree) tax = perceive kjo = close(d) y = (be) at <a location follows> hesy = around kjo .. y .. hesy = ... encloses/covers ... njwng = (to be) warm yn = jacket kju = (to go/come) to <a location follows> tyx = foot yn kju tyx = `jacket to feet' = gown, overcoat, cloak nax = move jang = use li nax jang tyx = `he who uses feet to move' = pedestrian nax (y li) = the place where movement takes place (`y li' = `where ... takes place' is inferred from context). Free Translation: Once upon a time, the North Wind and the Sun were disputing about who of them was the stronger, when they saw a pedestrian wrapped in a warm cloak who came along.
> 4. Web page URLs, e-mail addresses, book titles, or other sources of > further information (optional)
> 5. A short (no more than about 5 sentences) description/explanation > of the language (e.g. reasons for its creation, associated > concultures, etc.)
Tyl-Sjok is an isolating language with two morphologically unmarked cases: patientive and agentive. The word order is AVP (agent verb patient). It is embedding, i.e., composed phrases may act like atomic lexicon entries. It is designed to have a minimal grammar. There is no conculture. The design goal is to have an easy language that depends heavily on context. The phonology is in such a way that the mouth (lips and jaw) need not be moved. The language means `language which is beautiful by being simple and elegant'. `tyl' means `beautiful by being simple and elegent', `sjok' means `tongue, language'. **Henrik