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Aspele is a fictional conlang created by Joshua Kartes during 2002. It is a reboot form of Kartesian (also called Old Kartesian). Other than a Babel text and a handful of listserv posts, almost no material on this language survives.

Babel Text

1. Tsumente to aspeli acheue.
world-whole-the[nom] one language-[acc] use-[obj]-[pres] Note: [nom] - nominative substantive ending (-e) [acc] - accusative substantive ending (-i) [obj] - objective verb subject (-i-) [pres] - present time (-u-)

2. Dure iedtreue to nhefi Shainareda mulondreuetis redtena nuvondreuom.
"people-[nom] ""go east""-[col]-[pres] one field-[acc] Shinar-[loc] find-[col]-[pres]-[seq] there settle-[col]-[pres]-[fin]"
Note: [col] - collective (human) verb subject (-dr-) [loc] - locative substantive ending (-red-) [seq] - sequential indicator for verbs (-tis) [fin] - sequence-final indicator for verbs (-om)

3. Tenze gue wendreue -ia! Goie stunhuji nenjestis tenzi iustachesom-. Stunhuji suluwia mospesoii dorata adtreue.
same-[pl]-[nom] (refl) say-[col]-[pres] / hey we-[nom] brick-[pl]-[acc] make-[recip]-[emph]-[seq] same-[pl]-[nom] heat-[recip]-[emph]-[fin] / brick-[pl]-[acc] stone-substitute tar-[add]-[acc] fastener-usage use-[col]-[pres]
Note: [pl] - plural indicator (-z-) [recip] - reciprocal verb subject (-j-) [emph] - emphatic verb mood (-s-) [add] - additive indicator (-oi-)

4. Tis wendreue -ia! Goie inmi iutaroia ten iosareda gomheui nenjestis as scue peni neleva dtreuetis tattsumeshuema noiempeva dtreuon-.
then say-[col]-[pres] / hey we-[nom] city-[acc] tower-[add] which sky-[loc] end-[obj]-[pres]-[conj] make-[recip]-[emph]-[seq] so ourselves name-[acc] make-[inf] can-[col]-[pres]-[seq] everywhere-world-[poss]-[dir] separate-become-[inf] can-[col]-[pres]-[fin]-[neg]
Note: [conj] - conjunctive verb mood (-i) [inf] - infinitive indicator for verbs (-ev-) [poss] - possessive substantive ending (-sh-) [dir] - directional substantive ending (-uem-) [neg] - negation indicator (-n)

5. O Uhe inmite iutaroiite ten dure nendreui vottsa uranduspeue.
"but God-[nom] city-[acc]-the tower-[acc]-[add]-the which people-[nom] make-[col]-[pres]-[conj] see-""in order to"" descend-[abst]-[pres]"
Note: [abst] - abstract verb subject (-sp-)

6. Uhe wenspeue -dure teni dutrottresa ten aspedtopi adtreui usp?dreuejedi nhe ten feva fidtreui miwitevhegejeden.
"God-[nom] say-[abst]-[pres] / people-[nom] this-[acc] people-one-[comp] which language-one-[acc] use-[col]-[pres] do-[inf] start-[col]-[pres]-""if"" nothing-[nom] which do-[inf] want-[col]-[pres]-[conj] impossible-[cop]-[obj]-[fut]-""then""-[neg]"
Note: "[comp] - comparative substantive ending (-tres-) ""if"" - ""if""-indicator for clauses (-jedi) [cop] - copular indicator for adjectives (-ev-) [fut] - future time (-g-) ""then"" - ""then""-indicator for clauses (-jede)"

7. Ia ge uranduzgestis aspendureshi engcesom as weleva dtregen-.
hey I descend-[refl]-[emph]-[seq] language-people-[poss]-[acc] change-[refl]-[emph]-[fin] so communicate-[inf] can-[col]-[fut]-[neg]
Note: [refl] - reflexive verb subject (-g-)

8. O Uhe duri tattsumeshuema noispeue dure nelinmeshi gondreuentis.
so God-[nom] people-[acc] everywhere-world-[poss]-[dir] separate-[abst]-[pres] people-[nom] creation-city-[poss]-[acc] finish-[col]-[pres]-[neg]-[seq]

9. Wente penite -Babel- scisheue : tsa Uhe aspentsumemeshi redreda entspeue. Uhe duri tattsumeshuema redusa noispeue.
story-the[nom] name-[acc]-the Babel explain-[obj]-[pres] / because God-[nom] language-world-[poss]-[acc] there-[loc] change-[abst]-[pres] / God-[nom] people-[acc] everywhere-world-[poss]-[dir] there-from separate-[abst]-[pres]

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