CONLANG Translation Relay 25

Ring B Khangaþyagon

Ring B next: Proto-Kame
Ring B previous: Lusitanian


A woman was afraid. She said to me, "There is a lynx in my house."
"Why is it there?" I asked.
"I believe it is hungry. I had opened the cellar. May he not eat Thomas!"
"Was Thomas in the cellar?"
"No, Thomas is in a large tub."
It seemed that Thomas was only a fish.
"You know that cats like to eat fish".


virring poh. yaging yi yaakh, "dahiuf fikhos relgip ya'uz."
"bengdauaug dahi fikhos zhelbanip?" bashtrang ya.
"samnaga ya yiku ronpedahi yi. ustapafœng ya wavet. treshilt yi Tomas."
"dahingdau Tomas wavetip?"
"sheshe, dahi Tomas bultanip mœzaip."
rashuring enil Tomasku, misuwaning dahing yi kulb.
"ve ye mihyukur, kuldeekdahi tresho kulbar yiungar."



Word order is VSO. Pronouns are never dropped. However, infinitives have no subject. Attributive adjectives follow the noun they qualify, as do possessors and subordinate clauses. Reported speech is expressed with a topic comment structure


Grammatical categories are marked with suffixes (called segunakar in Khangaþyagon). They follow the root in a fixed order

Verbs The following segunakhar occur on verbs in this text. They are given in the order in which they follow the root.

Subject person/Infinitive
a 1st
e 2nd
i 3rd
o Infinitive

fœ Perfect

ng Past

uf Passive

lt Imperative
dau interrogative

she negative
Subject number (a)r Plural


Nouns may carry segunakar of six ranks, which occur in the following order after the root

modsegunakar - deixis
ban that
dau what

densegunakar - proximity
Not used in this passage

radsegunakar - relative position
ip in

karvsegunakar - direction of motion
Not used in this passage

sintsegunakar - abstract
akh recipient
uz possessive
ku about, topic
aug goal, purpose
ung benefactive

bantsegunak - number (a)r plural


Attributive adjectives agree with the noun they qualify, and take all the same segunakar. One exception to this is that cardinal numbers are not marked for grammatical number. Predicative adjectives compound with the verb.


Adverbs agree with the verb, and take all the same segunakar


ek forms adjectives from nouns in the sense of "like".
wan forms adverbs from adjectives. Compounds are head last

Vocabulary (Bukhstav order)

bultan barrel, tub
bashtr ask
beng reason
ust open
samnag believe sincerely or well-foundedly
Tomas proper name
tresh eat
ap make, cause
v know
virr fear
poh woman
dah be
en thing
fikhos lynx
misu alone
mihyu cat
mœza great
rashur seem, appear
ronpe hungry
relg house
kulb fish
kulde personal best
zhel place
y+person ending pronoun
yag say
wavet storage pit, cubbyhole, cellar, alcove

page started: 2018.Jan.07 Sun
current date: 2018.Feb.15 Thu
content originated by Pete Bleackley
form originated by qiihoskeh

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