Well, 2 more conlangs sorta started
|From:||Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 18, 2003, 12:09|
In Ereya ri Aknereyazh - the Speech of the Bone Quarters, a creole of the city
Tarso-Ien, there comes a little courting ditty:
e'we ra un ra ena
now for me for you
wu ili anan
all the wall is built
atai neve ngyanan
but the gate is opened
What a woman sings when she has her mind on a man - the wall is built - ie,
I've got myself set up nicely - but the gate is opened - but I want you.
the |-n| suffix is an aorist passive termination - there is a passive prefix
|orke-| derived from the Tarso Ien High Language, which means "made just now"
- its use in courting language in frowned upon by the Ilin Aknereyazh
Midwives, unless of course the event has taken place and everybody knows it.
And some terms of the High Language of Tarso Ien, and their breakdowns:
|metaiyen| - extended family, associates and friends, eg, we are the Conlang
Metaiyen; the power base for a Lord; the land (Quarter) in which such a power
base lives, breathes and has its being; composed of |me-| intensifier when
prefixed to an adjective eg |metuore| - "faster", from |tuore| - "fast";
|taii| - "family unit"; |-ien| one of several substantive suffixes.
Nammetaiyen - Lord, Head of Family; coordinate compound, with the head
nominative being the significant one;
Uretaiyen - Midwife, Priestess; |ure-| being a causative particle derived from
|ourenge| - to do, to make, with the /nge/ fading over time to /k/ and then
to / ' / then dropping out altogether.
Metaiyewa - members of a Metaiyen; suffixed by |-iewa| - "person";
Nangdutaiyen - Lordling; |nangdu-| being a diminutive as |me-| is an
intensifier; the major difference between a Lord and a Lordling is that a
lordling has no uretaiyen attached to his household, so he is neither
eligible to take sacrifices on their behalf, but must instead accept the
patronage of a Nammetaiyen; and he is excluded as a result from the
delibrations of Nammetaiyen (The City Fathers) on the city.
Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?"
You ask, "What is the most important thing?"
Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata."
I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."