A few sentences

This forum is intended for topics dealing with translations in conlangs.

Moderators: Ashucky, Dormouse559

User avatar
Levike
Posts: 6048
Joined: 2013-04-22, 19:26
Real Name: Levi
Gender: male
Location: Kolozsvár
Country: RO Romania (România)

A few sentences

Postby Levike » 2015-03-24, 18:58

I'm curious about how your languages work, so here are a few very simple sentences to translate.

Notes:

1. Underline the words that I also underlined.
2. If you're language is pro-drop then please keep the pronoun anyway.

Sentences:

1. You are inside the house.
2. I love you very much.
3. He gave you a dog.
4. This is your car.

Example: (my conlang)

1. Íve ustró bea.
2. Vesti katrom alpoms.
3. Íte trezót bás reksersti vemú.
4. Tebló lognó vema.

Side-note: Could someone come up with a better name for this thread? :mrgreen:
Nem egy nap alatt épült Buda vára.

Koko
Posts: 5253
Joined: 2013-11-29, 6:50
Real Name: Jon Stockman
Gender: male
Country: CA Canada (Canada)

Re: A few sentences

Postby Koko » 2015-03-24, 19:58

Isyan:
1. Nua avuen ne kua. (or noja ___ ki.)
2. Nue sela uve. (or if to a friend: Nue solva uve)
3. Nu hiene quilioe.
4. Eige* nuo/nojo kio.

* there are no cars in Isya, so I used "horse"

Celdovin:
1. Giu natu nas soffejbu.
2. Zov gaddan gi na luif ine. (my love for you is like an orca; no one uses the verb "gaddinra" as idioms show just how much you really love the person, but if you did: gen gaddin gheistcol)
3. Gi azecoig sutti.
4. Hai giov banta.

User avatar
Levike
Posts: 6048
Joined: 2013-04-22, 19:26
Real Name: Levi
Gender: male
Location: Kolozsvár
Country: RO Romania (România)

Re: A few sentences

Postby Levike » 2015-03-24, 22:40

Koko wrote:Isyan:
1. Nua avuen ne kua. (or noja ___ ki.)
3. Nu hiene quilioe.

Celdovin:
1. Giu natu nas soffejbu.
3. Gi azecoig sutti.

Are Celdovin and Isyan related in any way?

Just because "nua" became "nu" by dropping the last letter the same way "giu" became "gi".

+ What's the difference between "nuo" and "nojo"?
Nem egy nap alatt épült Buda vára.

Koko
Posts: 5253
Joined: 2013-11-29, 6:50
Real Name: Jon Stockman
Gender: male
Country: CA Canada (Canada)

Re: A few sentences

Postby Koko » 2015-03-24, 22:56

Actually nu comes from nu + u = nu (two same vowels can't exist beside each other unless they are a or e). Nua is the nominative. The difference between nua (nuo) and noja (nojo) is that the former is informal and the latter is formal.

In Celdovin, to form the indirect objects of singular pronouns you take the oblique stem (the consonant) and add -i. "Ja" (to her) breaks this rule to contrast "ji" (to him). The second person plural also follows this rule (vi).

The two languages are completely unrelated. That just happens to be a coincidence.

I never noticed that :P !

User avatar
Irkan
Posts: 425
Joined: 2012-04-15, 13:34
Real Name: David
Gender: male
Location: Mollerussa
Country: ES Spain (España)

Re: A few sentences

Postby Irkan » 2015-03-25, 9:56

My conlang has three second-person pronouns.I'll be using the neutral one, kaxi, for these sentences. However, it is rude to use pronouns when talking about someone that is present, so usually a name would appear where the pronouns will.
The language is pro-drop, so I bracketed the pronouns when they would not be used.

(1) kaxi ita kkasimpa
(2) (ŋula) liyutsuŋ (kaxi)
(3) (ŋa) dimil pisumaŋ kaxi
(4) ni kuŋ nan suyisaŋ kixamaŋ

If you wanted to see the different forms of the pronoun, though, you picked the wrong sentences XD All (1), (2) and (3) use the accusative (or split-absolutive or something like that. I still don't know what to name my cases).

PS: I am still working on the language and it is nowhere near finished. These sentences will most likely not change, but if they were to, I'd post again.
Last edited by Irkan on 2015-03-26, 21:27, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
Fox Saint-Just
Posts: 433
Joined: 2013-04-08, 17:59
Gender: male
Country: IT Italy (Italia)
Contact:

Re: A few sentences

Postby Fox Saint-Just » 2015-03-25, 11:03

In Xetlaqui:

1) Viz egchalur. (Viz means "you are", the personal pronoun "you" is vi.)
2) Nixemay veo.
3) Litugoa vur itzquio.
4) Rix vihaheumvaogek.

In Novbasa (much easier):

1) Tu es in dom.
2) Me ay tu muce.
3) Hu li da un ku a tu.
4) Eto es tuy avto.
Native:  (it)  (egl) B2:  (en) Intermediate:  (de)  (fr) Curious about:  (ru)  (hy)  (eu)  (nah)  (ga)  (sr)
 (art) Currently developing Ardlang: http://www.unilang.org/viewtopic.php?f=85&t=40076.

User avatar
Ashucky
Global Moderator
Posts: 1695
Joined: 2010-11-09, 18:35
Real Name: Andrej
Gender: male
Location: Ljubljana
Country: SI Slovenia (Slovenija)
Contact:

Re: A few sentences

Postby Ashucky » 2015-03-25, 15:05

Let's try with my main conlang (too lazy to try it with others atm, maybe later).

Laefêvëši (a priori, pro-drop):
1. É ríkilás.
2. Sj-iállahto. / Iállahto se.
3. Véttais si nífeu.
4. Pólás séjáik. / Pólás séiri áik.
Slovenščina (sl)English (en)Italiano (it)漢語 (zh)Español (es)Suomi (fi)Svenska (sv)日本語 (ja)فارسی (fa)Nešili (hit)
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Največji sovražnik znanja ni nevednost, marveč iluzija znanja.

abc_conlang_123
Posts: 220
Joined: 2014-06-16, 15:01
Gender: male
Country: IT Italy (Italia)

Re: A few sentences

Postby abc_conlang_123 » 2015-03-25, 21:58

Ti ta jè int ra cjà.
T'am namücj.
Ur t'ha dat un cjan.
Cvèsta r'è ra màchina.

[ ti ta jɛ ĩt ra ca
tam naˈmyc
ur ta dat uŋ cã
kvɛsta rɛ ra ty makina ]
Native :  (it)  (egl) Fluent :  (en) A2 :  (es)  (la) Curious about :  (fi)  (ja)

User avatar
hashi
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 9170
Joined: 2008-11-02, 2:39
Gender: male
Country: NZ New Zealand (New Zealand / Aotearoa)
Contact:

Re: A few sentences

Postby hashi » 2015-03-25, 22:38

Nithalos (pro-dropping usually):
1. Mo ota al (ari).
2. An mou sani đai.
3. Ev mo eg inui arviva.
4. Kou moa kuram.

User avatar
Levike
Posts: 6048
Joined: 2013-04-22, 19:26
Real Name: Levi
Gender: male
Location: Kolozsvár
Country: RO Romania (România)

Re: A few sentences

Postby Levike » 2015-03-25, 23:21

hashi wrote:3. Ev mo eg inui arviva.

What's "eg"?
Nem egy nap alatt épült Buda vára.

User avatar
Dormouse559
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 5841
Joined: 2010-05-30, 0:06
Real Name: Matthew
Gender: male
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: A few sentences

Postby Dormouse559 » 2015-03-25, 23:48

Selvesc (occasionally pro-drop):

(Tu) siez denz le cas.
(2SG.NOM) be.2SG in DEF-OBL.F house[OBL]
You are inside the house.

Gzo t'am molt.
1SG.NOM 2SG.OBL=love[1SG] very_much
I love you very much.

T'à dad ni cani.
2SG.OBL=have.3SG give-PST_PTCP INDEF-OBL.M dog-OBL
He gave you a dog.

Cuest ès la tiea vitura.
This be.3SG DEF-F 2SG.GEN-F car
This is your car.
N'hésite pas à corriger mes erreurs.

User avatar
hashi
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 9170
Joined: 2008-11-02, 2:39
Gender: male
Country: NZ New Zealand (New Zealand / Aotearoa)
Contact:

Re: A few sentences

Postby hashi » 2015-03-26, 6:58

Levike wrote:
hashi wrote:3. Ev mo eg inui arviva.

What's "eg"?

Indirect object marker.

User avatar
razlem
Posts: 2211
Joined: 2011-01-10, 3:28
Real Name: Ben
Gender: male
Location: Los Angeles
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: A few sentences

Postby razlem » 2015-03-26, 7:53

1. You are inside the house.
2. I love you very much.
3. He gave you a dog.
4. This is your car.

Anampa

1. himuxtšukats
[him.ux.tšuka.ts]
[2PS.Subject-in-house-fact]

2. tɬawawisufina'
[tɬawa.wi.su.fina]
[love-1PS.Agent-2PS.Patient-much]

3. ufe' sumuθitisut
[ufe sum.uθi.ti.sut]
[dog 2PS.DAT-give-3PS(class 1).Agent-past.recent]

4. sukapats (these people don't have cars so I used horses)
[su.kapa.ts]
[2PS.DAT-horse-fact]

Angos

1. to ine leisos
2. wo balu amaa to
3. lo me dala tesemo de to
4. fos ti hod-hayos
Last edited by razlem on 2015-03-26, 18:52, edited 3 times in total.
"For those language inventors, language was not an enemy to be tamed or reformed, but a muse. And they bowed down before her."
- Arika Okrent

 (en-us):: (de):: (es)  (sv)  (zh):: (cho)  (fi)  (ir)  (ar)
Image wia wi nehas-kolwatos lae angos! Check out my IAL Angos
Image Contributor to the Houma Language Project
I have a YouTube channel! I talk about languages and stuff: Ben DuMonde

User avatar
Levike
Posts: 6048
Joined: 2013-04-22, 19:26
Real Name: Levi
Gender: male
Location: Kolozsvár
Country: RO Romania (România)

Re: A few sentences

Postby Levike » 2015-03-26, 10:04

razlem wrote:Angos

1. to ine leisos
2. wo balu amaa to
3. lo me dala tesemo de to
4. fos ti hod-hayos

Could you please read the first post and underline the words that I asked you to. :-)
Last edited by Levike on 2015-03-26, 17:04, edited 1 time in total.
Nem egy nap alatt épült Buda vára.

User avatar
razlem
Posts: 2211
Joined: 2011-01-10, 3:28
Real Name: Ben
Gender: male
Location: Los Angeles
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: A few sentences

Postby razlem » 2015-03-26, 17:02

Levike wrote:
razlem wrote:Angos

1. to ine leisos
2. wo balu amaa to
3. lo me dala tesemo de to
4. fos ti hod-hayos

Could you please read the first post and underline the words that I asked you to :-)


Ooops, yes my bad :blush:
"For those language inventors, language was not an enemy to be tamed or reformed, but a muse. And they bowed down before her."
- Arika Okrent

 (en-us):: (de):: (es)  (sv)  (zh):: (cho)  (fi)  (ir)  (ar)
Image wia wi nehas-kolwatos lae angos! Check out my IAL Angos
Image Contributor to the Houma Language Project
I have a YouTube channel! I talk about languages and stuff: Ben DuMonde

User avatar
ltrout
Posts: 186
Joined: 2014-03-02, 4:38
Real Name: layne trout
Gender: male
Location: wichita falls
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: A few sentences

Postby ltrout » 2015-04-10, 22:57

Sentences:

1. You are inside the house.
2. I love you very much.
3. He gave you a dog.
4. This is your car.


**UNNAMED CONLANG**:


1. De kranedensem.
2. Destromekben ak Sena mute.
3. Krasumekon loböta ak Sena.
4. Gita bemitïsem.

Also, Please give me ideas for a name for the conlang!
P.S., for the name of the thread could be "Translating Pronouns" "Translating - 'You'".
 (en)My native, and not so favorite language..
 (es)La primera idioma que aprendí! Casi fluidez!
 (de)Derzeit diese Sprache zu lernen!
 (fr)Je suis également l'apprentissage de cette belle, encore fou, langue!
 (zh)我想在生活中学习这门语言后面
 (ja)私はすぐにこの言語を学びたいです!

Dont look....>Can't you listen??

User avatar
k1234567890y
Posts: 74
Joined: 2014-07-06, 3:37
Location: Internet
Contact:

Re: A few sentences

Postby k1234567890y » 2015-04-13, 10:09

Lonmai Luna:

Sentences:

1. You are inside the house.
2. I love/like you very much.
3. He gave you a book.(I changed "dog" into "book")
4. This is your car.

Translation:

1. kat dul lir e bales on
2. se dalta kat koder
3-1. se dorpa kat hi-les bahi
3-2. dala dorpa hi-les bahi ili kat
4-1. ceklor manok-kat(alienability is not shown)
4-2. ceklor manok imai kat(legal possession)
4-3. ceklor manok imer kat(temporary possession)

Notice: the emphatic form of kat is kati

ltrout wrote:Also, Please give me ideas for a name for the conlang!
P.S., for the name of the thread could be "Translating Pronouns" "Translating - 'You'".

how about calling it "Fentil"?
True devils can truly hate devils, hating evilness is not the same to not being evil.

User avatar
~jakip
Posts: 852
Joined: 2013-11-30, 21:55
Gender: male
Location: Milan (Milano)
Country: IT Italy (Italia)

Re: A few sentences

Postby ~jakip » 2015-04-25, 9:04

Sentences:

1. You are inside the house.
2. I love you very much.
3. He gave you a dog.
4. This is your car.

Spitind:

1. Tur essit trim cata.
2. Iou lovitti bistest.
3. Lur consette un canė.
4. Kest essit tu autom'.
Native: Italiano (it) B2: Español (es) English (en) B1: Español (es-ar) English (au) A1: Română (ro) 中文 (zh)
Correct me whenever you want. Helps are more than welcome.

User avatar
Levike
Posts: 6048
Joined: 2013-04-22, 19:26
Real Name: Levi
Gender: male
Location: Kolozsvár
Country: RO Romania (România)

Re: A few sentences

Postby Levike » 2015-04-25, 13:20

~jakip wrote:2. Iou lovitti bistest.
3. Lur consette un canė.
4. Kest essit tu autom'.

Where does "bistest" and "conset" come from?

What's the apostrophe at the end of "autom"?
Nem egy nap alatt épült Buda vára.

Koko
Posts: 5253
Joined: 2013-11-29, 6:50
Real Name: Jon Stockman
Gender: male
Country: CA Canada (Canada)

Re: A few sentences

Postby Koko » 2015-04-25, 16:39

hashi wrote:3. Ev mo eg inui arviva.

Are Japanese originated words common in Nithalos? Or is inu- just a coincidence ^^?


Return to “Conlang Translations”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests