> 12. YAC -- tuusha >Message: 12 > Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 14:46:03 -0600 > From: Patrick Dunn <[log in to unmask]> >Subject: YAC -- tuusha > >I would like to announce my new language Tuusha. > >kir voooxm kir-n 'a wiihr-n 'a tuu-shac-n shar-n k'ashar. >ki-r vooox-m ki-r-n 'a wiih-r-n 'a tuu-sha-c-n sha-r-n k'asha-r. >me-GEN pleasure-ABSOLUTIVE me-GEN-n 'a newness-GEN-n 'a tuusha-COP-n >language-GEN-n announcement-GEN. > >The particle -n means that the word modifies the following word instead of >the sentence topic, which is in the absolutive case. The particle 'a >indicates that the following word fulfills the same grammatical slot as >the previous. > >Vowels have three lengths, short, long, and very long. They also are >voiced (no marking), unvoiced (marked with an -h), or creaky voiced >(marked with an x). [c] is pronounced like the [ch] in "church." > >Here is a little poem in Tuusha: > >faaahm baxrn t'uu*o >t'iim gaarn f'iiix*o >t'iiixm saaahr ' t'iiixm lir > >* is a labial click. ' is a glotal stop. > >wind black hill-over >sand brown beach-over >rising of-tide, rising of-sun. > >The wind over the black hills, >The sand over the brown beach. >The rising of the tide, the rising of the sun. Early Lahabic (with minor aesthetic modifications) hiyiddepadalei heud ghwireddeuouimme go-air-nomsg above black-hill-locpl maratalei heud dhebdemaratouomme sand-nomsg above brown-sand-areal-locpl aiyikalei gwaindebhelauouombwos up-go-nomsg water-place-areal-genpl/du laniyikalei ko'kwu'rgwos down-go-nomsg sun/torturer-gendu The wind over the black hills The sand over the brown beaches The rising of the tides The setting of the suns Note: the world of the Dhabra has two suns which descend into the world-sphere in the morning and ascend at night. _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com. Share information about yourself, create your own public profile at http://profiles.msn.com.