Monthly Archives: August 2010

Derivational Morphology

Boá: Ku túhúmol. Today I am going to talk a bit about some derivational morphology, used to change the part of speech of a word or in building new words from previously existing lexemes. We’ve already seen a and -ef, used to indicate the patient and agent in a verb-noun compound. Thus mutíkana eater of […]

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The Story Part 1

Túhúta’i: Boá! So, I’ve spent the past hoursesh translating a story. It’s from a Gene Wolfe chapter. There is no way I am going to finish it in six days, I am nowhere near fluent enough to do this fast. However, I have discovered a lot of little things that I like which occur in […]

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Babel Labelled

Túhúáti: Boá. I have here the gloss for the Babel transcritiption. I have tried to be as consistent as I could, but I fear I may have goofed in a few places – but it should still be fine. I’ve fixed one or two errors I found. But, all in all, this should be a […]

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Túhúgüm: boá. I am done with another one of the major goals that I had set for myself. Today I will post up the translation of the Tower of Babel chapter, and give you the vocabulary. Tomorrow I’ll go over some interesting phenomena that occur in the translation. Until that post, have yourself a crack […]

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Boá! So, here we are. I’ve fully integrated WordPress into this site, so it should flow naturally. There’s a few small issues here and there, but those are entirely aesthetic and pathetic, so they shouldn’t influence anything. With this done, the site can fully grow into what it is supposed to be. The pages above […]

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Modal Verbs

Hútúromó: Boá. You may have guessed by now: the Llárriésh have a wonderfully normal number system built around the number ten. The numbers modify the one they follow: 2+10+3 is 23, as today. I haven’t decided yet about numbers which have their own lexeme. Today I am going to talk about modal verbs. These are […]

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Subordinate Clauses

TúHúTúla: Boá. I have already covered relative clauses. If you recall, those are formed by back clipping (also called apocopation) the reduplicated subject, changing it’s tone, and following the word modified with the clause, with the clitic -shî (and no plurality). So, as before: Mutíkanata á mût muánor óll noénashî kikúkikúta bolandes. Those otters which […]

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Túhúram: Boá. Rrí, today is going to be more vocabulary day. Tomorrow I am going to cover relative clauses more thoroughly, I hope. Anyone have any good ideas for what to cover after that? I may be running out of necessitative things. The rest is all just fun, I believe. And translations. Two things I […]

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Llefa! (Words!)

Túhú: Boá! Fuókú (today) I am going to talk about words. So, I started by translating the Swadesh List, a list used to analyse language relationships using common words. That gave me a 200 word start. Since then, I’ve been filling up the excess with words that I felt needed to be created (and the […]

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Deontic Moods and Ditransitive Verbs

Húyoi: Boá. Hëng (Uh!), I have been putting off a post tonight. But I suppose it’s time to get to it, gô (eh)? Today I am going to be covering some final verb things. Not that any of this is final, actually. I plan to keep this language growing, as time goes on – not […]

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