CONLANG Translation Relay 16
Taruven (Ring B)
|taliesin the storyteller
||Fri, 31 Oct 2008 21:23:17 +0100
sella džarnyn sedannaþ ryáthannon ïkhaìta.
ëvaraxkeì hruuleìneaþ, keìgah ëxalann, ty aaþ kuì segirram sō.
"Attempting to control people's behavior through religion always fails.
Do not change another's personality, indeed it is not possible, we need
it and life."
Comment #1: Lots of new words in this one: džar, khaì,
sedann. Some chancy compounds too. That it was so short made it
possible to concentrate on finding the new words instead of figuring out the
Comment #2: My predecessor's computer-trouble had damaged the torch, so the
mini-grammar was very sparse. I therefore used the webpages of Classical
Arithide to figure out the grammar.
|-aþ: ||object (case)|
|ï-: ||focus, emphasis|
|-irram: ||must (mood)|
|-lann: ||capable of, can (mood)|
|-nyn: ||to try|
|-on: ||instrument (case)|
|-ta: ||passive for complemented verbs|
|a: ||and (connects phrases only) (axis-word)|
|džar: ||to control (vt)|
|hruuleìne: ||mind-song (n), soul, personality|
|khaì: ||to fail (vc) (axis-word)|
|kuì: ||life (n)|
|rax: ||change (v)|
|ryáthann: ||religion (n) artificial belief-system|
|sedann: ||behavior, personal custom (n)|
|segh: ||carry (vt)|
|sō: ||1st person plural (pronoun)|
|ty: ||demonstrative, hidden|
|xa: ||to do (vt, pro-verb)|
- Articles (the, a): none
- Axis words: phrase1 AXIS phrase2
'a' and complemented verb+subject are axis-words, meaning you can switch
what's on the left with what's on the right with no change in meaning.
Furthermore, if the phrases on the left and right have suffixes in
common, they can move to the axis-word. An example in the text is "ty
aaþ kuì", where the axis "a" carries the case instead of it
being redundantly marked on the two other words.
- Copula: There isn't one.
- Final "h" in a word: if there's a suffix to the word and the "h"
follows a stop (ptkbdg), the "h" is dropped.
- Number-suffixes: always comes last on a noun
- To have: no such verb exists. However, "x has y" can be gotten
through "xes yru", "x is the location of y". Also, the verbs "sen"
(hold) and "segh" (carry) are used for "to have" in expressions
- VC, complemented verbs: The subjects of complemented verbs are marked
with -el. The object of an complemented verb is either a noun-phrase
marked with -ið, or a clause. "He/she failed to change the mind-song."
is thus "īel khaì rax hruuleìne". Complemented verbs are used instead of
the complement-that of English. Indirect object: used either as sole
constituent after an complemented verb or to mark benefactor of an action (any
verb) or as indirect object for a ditransitive verb.
- Word order: Free, except when axis words interfere
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