The first sentence in Korahámla (a word which means "the instrument by which words are put forth") now exists: ikókiw jomelaléjkiro "I love my kitty" Traditional interlinears will not work on Korahámla. It's a mystery how the native speakers are able to manage the language, what with the derivational processes being so impenetrable. The utterance disassembled, with the easy part first: ków "self" plus -ki- "my" gives kókiw "myself, I" plus topic marker i- gives ikókiw i- is the topic marker for new information, as if I were saying out of the blue "you know, I love my cat". If I'd been making other I-statements, I would use u- here (topic marker for old information). Next, the comment: méro "cat" plus diminutive -l- gives meléro "kitty" plus -ki- "my" gives melékiro "my kitty" plus -a- "to love" gives melalékiro "to love my kitty" plus -j- "agent of" gives melaléjkiro "one who loves my kitty" plus comment marker jo- gives jomelaléjkiro Multiple comments can be strung together. The first, which is coreferential with the topic, takes the jo- prefix. Subsequent comments take we- if they have the same reference as the previous comment, and su- if they have a different reference from the previous comment. Now if only I could think of a way to make the cat be the topic... that would seem more natural. I can do "my kitty, she is loved" with imelékiro jokakówewţe which would come out to "my kitty is the recipient of loving-her", or alternatively imelékiro jomaméwro which comes out to "my kitty is the recipient of loving-a-cat". jokakówewţe: ków "self" plus -ţe "her" gives kówţe "herself, she" plus -a- "to love" gives kakówţe "to love her" plus patient marker -w- gives kakówewţe "she who is loved" plus comment marker jo- gives jokakówewţe jomaméwro: méro "cat" plus -a- "to love" gives maméro "to love a cat" plus patient marker -w- gives maméwro "beloved cat" plus comment marker jo- gives jomaméwro And I think that's enough for tonight. (Korahámla v.2, which this is, can be played with at http://mercury.quandary.org/~langs/cgi-bin/compose.v2.cgi . Currently there is not yet a way to get the topic and comment on the same page; they must be constructed separately.) Amanda ikirromópow johattafáson! roughly, "it grieves me to take leave of you", which is now the official farewell. Contrast to ikomópowt johesseféper, "it gives me joy to see you".