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|Ring A previous:||Asirka|
One day, a child was afraid on our behalf.
The child said that a wolf was walking towards the town.
So the wolf knew that the child was in the green cave.
"Is the wolf going to be hungry?"
"Will the wolf look into the green cave?"
The wolf could easily walk into the green cave.
The wolf wanted to eat Toma.
"Does it want to eat me?"
"Who are you, Toma? How is it?"
"The spirit of a bird's grandfather," the child said.
"What is the spirit's name?"
The spirit made a hand hold an evil bird.
The bird's wolf wanted to eat the child.
Sahanrie, lesne aniech serat.
Lesne veth dolen tynie barat laynynat.
Veth raz lesne chayen faren chazat grayat.
"Veth a nacronesat?"
"Veth chayen faren a chalysat?"
Veth nerien chayen faren bara verat.
Veth Tomea crona purynat.
"I crona a purynat?"
"Culea ti, Toma? Cul dilat?"
"Rachlei tatei solea anie," lesne laynynat.
"Ania cul lea furat?"
Anie rain rachlea lisha morat dilat.
Rachlei veth lesnea crona purynat.
|a||- question particle|
|ach, -ech||- (postposition or suffix) for, on behalf of|
|anie||- spirit (a person's ethereal body)|
|bara||- to go on foot, to walk|
|chalyna||- have a look|
|chayen||- cave, hollow place|
|chaza||- to be somewhere, to be in a place|
|crona||- to eat|
|cul dilat?||- how is [he/she/it]?|
|dila||- to do, to make [someone] do [something], to cause|
|dol||- town, city|
|graya||- to know|
|laynyna||- to say|
|lea furat + acc||- is called, [her/his/its] name is|
|lesne||- child (between toddler and adolescent, roughly 4-11)|
|lish||- evil, morally bad|
|mora||- to hold, to restrain|
|nacrona||- to be hungry|
|puryna||- to want|
|raz||- then, so (conclusion)|
|sahanrie||- one day, once upon a time (literally "on some unspecified day")|
|sera||- to fear, to be afraid|
|tate solea||- grandfather (literally "father twice")|
|ti||- you (singular object form)|
|Toma||- [someone's name]|
|tynie (postp)||- in the direction of, towards|
|vera||- to be able, can|
Ilaini is zero-copula and relentlessly SOV. O can be anything from nothing at all to a whole subordinate phrase. (S can also be nothing at all when it's implicit in the verb.) There are no articles; definite or indefinite must be inferred from context.
In this text only 3rd person singular present appears, with the ending -at.
Aspect: inceptive infix -es- "about to V, start doing V"
When a long verb form contains two unaccented syllables in a row the weakest one might be elided: chalynesat -> chalysat
Nouns/adjectives that end in a vowel (rachla, anie) change the vowel for the case endings; -VC endings (chayen, farin) retain the consonant; words of one syllable ending in a consonant (lish) affix the endings
|dative/illative:||-en (if the word already ends in -en it's the same form, it used to be a long ē but the distinction has been lost)|
More grammar is here: Ilaini Grammar
page started: 2018.Feb.02 Fri
current date: 2018.Feb.05 Mon
content originated by Irina Rempt
form originated by qiihoskeh
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