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Hail Mary

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Monday, November 28, 2005, 18:44
Perhaps those who are Catholic would like to translate the "Hail
Mary" into their conlang, if it has not already been done on the
list. I, by no means, exclude others.  I simply believe it might
have more meaning for Catholics who might like to pray in their

For those who don't know the prayer:

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.  Blessed are you
among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.  (Taken
from St. Luke's Gospel and translated from the Greek).

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour
of our death.  Amen.  (Added by the Christian community and
translated from the Latin).

Senjecan: Please forgive me.  I still can't distinguish // from [].
If I have used it correctly with the following, please let me know.

q = /G/; ï = palatalization; ë = epenthetic /E/; ü = labialization;
µ = m_0; ÿ = j_0; j = j; t/d, þ/ð, £/l are dentals.

Hyphens are used solely for parsing.

STAT. = stative case.

vénd-e, ô mêêq-aþ-u, ârï-un tu-s-ë súna n-ï-ês-a (1).
hail-imper. VOC.particle with 3sg-pres.-be-indic.

güen-ûsï (2) entéra sus-êêg-aþ-un t-ï-ês-a. among well-say-patient 2sg.-pres.-be-

tu-güêlv-os vûûrg-un (3) jêsü-un sus-êêg-aþ-un n-ï-es-a. well-say-patient part.- 3sg.-pres.-be-indic.

ô sâc-u mârï-u (4), dejµ-âm-a, µuµú-sï agû-si ÿo t-i-mêlð-e,
VOC.particle 1pl.- for 2sg.-pres.-pray-imper.

núu µu-ðüêêjm-as tên-as-cüe.  m-i-vûnd-a (5).
now 1sg.-pres.-agree-indic.

(1) Before a verb root beginning with a vowel, mi-, ti-, etc., are
palatalized, _e.g._ miêsa (3 syllables) becomes mïêsa (2 syllables).

(2) Likewise with an -i plural ending before a vowel, _e.g._ güenûsi
entéra (6 syllables) becomes güenûsï entéra (5 syllables).

(3) vûûrgon, fruit, is normally in the -on class that names
inanimate objects.  But, since it refers here to a loquent being
Jesus, it is put in the -un class.

(4) I have transliterated the Hebrew word _Maryam_ for Mary, which
becomes _Mârïun_ in Senjecan.

(5) A weak translation for "amen."  I will have to come up with
something else.



John Schlembach <bachalon@...>
Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>