|From:||Josh Kartes <jkartes@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 23, 2002, 17:38|
Ge redtenuema spezgeueietis aspengeshi mothicheuom!
The text above is written in Aspele. This language, formerly known as
Kartesian (this name may sound familiar, as it appeared for a time on this
mailing list), has undergone countless changes, and is now an incredibly
different language. Basically, I took my own Kartesian (rather elementary
attempt at a conlang; many, many roots with many, many synonymous (and
confusing) words; declining language to an extreme) and transformed it into
Aspele (much more educated conlang; only 400 roots from which everything
is derived, thus eliminating countless repetitions of ideas; agglutinating
language (to an extreme...?)). So it's entirely different.
What you see above seems a little daunting. Long words. The words even
surprised me as I was writing them out. A speaker of (shall I say) "Old
Kartesian" would simply look at these words and get dizzy. I love these
words. They're fun. Aspele loves agglutination. For example, the word
"spezgeueietis" (above) literally translates to "[reflexive subject] is travelling
again, and..." (the ending "-tis" indicates that the clause is one of a sequence
of two or more clauses). In case you were interested, the English portrayal of
those lovely long words written above is "Greetings! I have returned (to this
list) and my language is much better!"
I hope to post more information (perhaps in the "Files" section of this list)
about Aspele, and possibly include vocabulary and a few grammar
explanations. I'm glad to be back!!!