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amazing kleenex (was Re: Boston miniconlangcon photos)

From:Dennis Paul Himes <himes@...>
Date:Sunday, November 17, 2002, 20:17
Aidan Grey <grey@...> wrote:
> > Here are some translation exercises based on quoted from the event: > > It's amazing what you can do with kleenex. (thanks to Yoon)
Slwlrsnyry xvexenya uot slmlanau. very.(opposite).long using.paper something.(abstractor) very.fascinating.(nominalizer) This was an interesting exercise, because I hadn't had a way to say "the class of things which have a property". It turns out to be simply "uot", from "u", the all purpose pronoun, and "ot", the abstractor suffix. The first "w" is there just to separate the "l"s. "Snyry" means "large along one dimension" and is used for both "long" and "thick".
> Would you please clean my suckers? (Ben)
Mnefmu u xa napu we sroma fmaweznuku? desired-by.I something because you therefore clean my.(plural).sucking.(nominalizer) vocabulary (* = new for this exercise): fma at. my fmu n. I lr st. opposite mlana ad. interesting, fascinating mne p. desired by ot su. (abstractor) sl st. very snyry ad. long, thick (1D) *sroma ad. clean u n. something (general placeholder) u su. (nominalizer) we at. plural xa...we c. because ... (and ...) therefore ... *xenya n. paper xve p. user of, using (as an aid for something else) *znuk ad. sucking =========================================================================== Dennis Paul Himes <> Gladilatian page: Disclaimer: "True, I talk of dreams; which are the children of an idle brain, begot of nothing but vain fantasy; which is as thin of substance as the air." - Romeo & Juliet, Act I Scene iv Verse 96-99