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> ObConlang:  How much work have you done on
> figurative or poetic language in
> your conlangs?  For myself, I have very little.  I
> only just got a
> literary-register form of the first-person pronoun.


EEP! I wasn't done with this before

Silindion has a well developed poetic register, which
differs from the usual spoken language in many ways.
However, it is only used in certain types of poetry
and is by no means a universal register. It is usually
used in religious works, and or courtly works. Any
poetry associated with those two realms is usuall
written in High Silindion.

Here are some differences:

HIGH                       LOW

anteavi 'whether'        _an
an-/at- 'us, our'       hyat-/hyan-
nakwa 'year'            ankoma
verne 'turn of seasons  'wheel'
vusi 'there was'         mie
viuyello 'to be strong'  vimyello
vyosi 'eye'             til, tilma
laru 'oak'                daru
nelli 'lamb'             delli
desya 'tribe' (vocative)  a deni
leste 'cold'              'frozen'
anto 'they'          ento, entie, entasse
is 'new'                 istirea
os 'wind'                  osta
si 'thus'                   ota
kauya 'seventh'             kamya
kildi 'heaven'             'roof'
hosse 'leaf'                nela
hunka 'rain'                masse
kota 'death'                samma
lavan 'hunter'              lavando
leune 'portal, gate'        leone
leurie 'clear'              leorie
leurniello 'to clean'       leorniello
meuyello 'to glitter'       memyello
nass 'grove'                rusa
naliello 'to light'         nályello
nalna  'light'               nan
nari 'bird'                  narian
naisse 'vastness of space'   'greatness'
nayoi, nayosse 'let'          nissa
nenos 'sea'                   sulindo
neni 'deep dark, night'     yomme, turni
nimo 'nor'                    emmino
nillier 'queen'                nistarie
nondo 'the far away places'    'far, far off'
noita 'wild'                   sildi
nóhyello 'to break (of waves'   nohyello
nossa 'snow'                    nolosse
nossanyello 'to snow'           nolosseinyello
numa 'tearfilled-eye'            nukuma
falyello 'to wander'            ihwalyello
suyello 'to do'                    fatiello
saneollo 'to kill'                issanyello
asena, asti 'it seemed'            asti
siru 'thing'                       mare, seka
silma, ima 'moon'                  lare, ima
seuma 'infant'                     seoma
seuskello 'to cry out'              seoskello
seuna 'a cry'                      seona
sinyello 'to sit'                   misyello
thiello 'to be necessary'    iello + gerundive + dat.

There are grammatical differences as well:
A higher usage of the subjunctive, both past and
present in High Silindion.

The usuage of the -nya plural in -d stems, as opposed
to the a-stem influenced -e plural in Low Silindion.

The a-less declension of ay-stems in High Silindion

The retention of an -e stem declension in High
Silindion.

A differing declension of changeable t-stems in High
Silindion.

The items:
               HS                     LOW
penne 'hill'  pl. pendenya 'hills'    pl. penni
sese 'clasp'  acc.  seskean          acc.  sesean


The following items are features of High Silindion.
esil 'forehead star'
-ma 'inanimate plural particle'
-ni 'animate plural particle'
selleivi 'of old'
parkoyello 'to make a seven-cycle, to be a week'
elkanu 'bright-host, stars, angels'
naranyalma 'swan' (water-harper)
tessephe 'whispering of the silver-gray, night-sky'

Elliott




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