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>      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.
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