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Hi there,

I've been lurking on this list for far too long, so I've finally
decided to introduce myself. My name is Rune Haugseng; I'm Norwegian
and currently 17 years old. I've created several conlangs, but, with
one exception, none of them are really more than sketches. My most
developed conlang, Kemata, is currently about 4.5 years old, but it's
still not very detailed. Like my other languages, Kemata is spoken by
humans on an invented world I call Raidoti (Kemata for "the world"),
and is a quite agglutinative language.

There are two forms of written Kemata, called Classical and Reformed
Kemata; Reformed Kemata is closer to the spoken language. Here are a
few simple (Classical) Kemata sentences (this is mostly from memory,
so don't expect anything complex):

      Hane pelele handole.
      hana-e pele-le hando-le
      write-Pt human-DSgN book-DSgN
      The human wrote the book.

      Kenirbuvai Kemata.
      kenir-bu-v-ai Kemata
      speak-Ps-1p-Masc Kemata
      I (male) am speaking Kemata.

      Beri avai, dalvai daikdar.
      beri-0 a-v-ai, dal-v-ai daik-dar.
      think-AO S-1p-Masc, be(AO)-1p-Masc this-for.
      I think, therefore I am.

Abbreviations:
1p   - first person pronoun
AO   - aorist tense (I'm not sure whether this is the right word for
       it. The aorist is used for statements where time doesn't really
       apply.)
DSgN - definite singular article, normal form (there's also a "unique"
       form (seen in Raidoti, "the world" - raido normally means
       "house" or "home"), as well as forms signifying negation)
Masc - masculine pronoun
Pt   - past tense
Ps   - present tense
S    - subject pronoun


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Rune Haugseng