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On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 12:06 PM, Roger Mills <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> --- On Tue, 7/26/11, Sylvia Sotomayor <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> The sentence is from Lord Dunsany's The Charwoman's Shadow
>> and it is
>> about the mysteries of reading (and writing):
>>
>> "He taught the use of consonants, the reason of vowels, the
>> way of the
>> downstrokes and the up; the time for capital letters,
>> commas, and
>> colons; and why the 'j' is dotted, with many another
>> mystery."
>>
> Fun!! Thanks!!  Here's the Kash, appropriately adapted:
>
> mile yaçivarsa añumitni undriç kaket, oñi undriç kayi, vununi asitiç vaka i vita; anju umit yuriç candroñ, sañaçni loros i rindi; i ongandri "anja" yaworana "ca"; i pando apurik liyaç.
>
> Literal: us he-taught use-of letters linking, reason-of letters alive, direction-of lines down and up; when to use letters leaning, signs-of pause and stop; and why "anja" looks like "ca"; and many mystery other-pl
>
> "Leaning letters" = italics, used to indicate proper names etc.--there are no capitals. A saña loros (rest sign) is the comma, saña rindi (stop sign) is the period; we have colons, but no term for them yet........"anja" is the letter for /nj/ [ndZ], which indeed looks like "ca" /c/ [tS] with a descender; the last two words have the plural affix -ç on the adjective rather than the preceding noun, a permissible stylistic device.
>

"Letters alive"?
Sounds cool whatever it refers to!
-S

-- 
Sylvia Sotomayor

The sooner I fall behind the more time I have to catch up.