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Re: Conlang book: Read this if you want your conlang(s) included

From:daniel andreasson <daniel.andreasson@...>
Date:Monday, May 7, 2001, 21:52
My three languages need updating. I hope that's okay. If
you want the native scripts as well these can be found at for Nakiltip-
kaspimak and
for Rinya. Those are examples of the sentences below in
the native writing systems. Seimi uses the latin alphabet.

I've also added short descriptions for the languages.

Here are the updated entries:

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Daniel Andreasson

Mis mipilikwikkulanpawayumxa.

mis-0    mi -pilik-wik -kulan-pa  -wa  -yum -xa
1SG-ABS  1SG-boy  -wood-cut  -CAUS-PRES-IMPF-DIR
'I am making the boy cut wood.'

Nakiltipkaspimak is noun-incorporating, ergative,
polysynthetic and has a very simple phoneme inventory
consisting of only ten consonants and three vowels.
The word order is SVO. It is spoken by the Nakiltipkas
meaning "the forest people". Nakiltipkaspimak uses its
own script. It is based on the Aramaic alphabet and is
written from right to left.

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Daniel Andreasson

Qheil rynenya alanda! Rinya lawa!

qheil-0   ryn     -enya aland-a   rinya-0      law   -a
death-PAT language-DAT  fight-IMP language-PAT create-IMP
'Fight linguistic extinction! Create a language!'

Rinya is my first conlang. It is mostly agglutinating.
It has active alignment, which is based on control. There
are six cases, but no verb agreement. There are no
adjectives, only stative and eventive verbs. The word
order is Patient - Predicate - Agent. Rinya has its own
writing system, but no associated culture.

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Daniel Andreasson

Lea lichëlas sonn gean nhwolgadhus mis moreil
lea, ath cwodal seatha jurdëlaidh sonn geill.

lea        lichëlas sonn gean    nhwolgadhus mis moreil
be:3SG:PRS happy    3SG  who:GEN rule        GEN moral
'Happy is he, who has as his guiding principle'

lea,       ath  cwodal seatha         jurdëlaidh sonn geill.
be:3SG:PRS that before should:3SG:PRS think:INF  3SG  probably
'that one should probably think before one acts.'

Seimi is an a posteriori conlang. It is spoken by Saamis
who were taken as slaves by Norse vikings to the Shetland
Islands in the 9th century, but were freed in the 15th
century. The language is based on North Saami, with Gaelic
influences. It is inflecting, accusative and VSO. It uses
the Latin alphabet.

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||| daniel

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