Conlang Relay 17/Angosey

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Angosian Translation of Ring B, Original Text Received from Henrik Theiling in Tirkunan

Translated out of Tirkunan and into Angosey by Danny Bowman

Angosey text sent to loftyd for translation into Sarsa

Angosian Translation:

Ay Grishnakh Threneteo ngah

Ngazeraya’al lay al threnet. Satse, ara rey ngaraya lay al threnet, es o kaletaya al threnet ra slaraka haraya ngey. Ahouah saya al threnet agat’es. Sihhadaya ay drethnat threnetyeo ngala; sagrishnaya ey al lay.

Smooth English Translation:

Death by Horse

A long time ago, a man had a horse. One day, while the man was trying to get on his horse, the horse fought back violently and neighed loudly. Because of this, a thousand more horses arrived. By the combined strength of horses, the man lost his life.

This is what I sent to loftyd along with the relay text:

Angosey is an a priori artlang. It is not related to any other languages, real or imagined.

The Angosian sentence structure is Verb-Subject-Object, and nouns and pronouns follow an Ergative-Absolutive pattern. Verbs, postpositions, and the third person pronoun inflect (or conjugate) for the class of the noun they are associated with. However, verbs only agree with an ergative noun. (In other words, in a sentence with only one verb and one noun, the verb will not inflect for the noun’s gender).

Nouns belong to six gender classes. Absolutive nouns are preceded by a gender particle. Verbs with an ergative subject, postpositions, and the third person pronoun are conjugated according to the class of noun they modify/represent.

Noun Class Absolutive Particle Conjugation

Physical au nd-/nda-

Emotional al ng-/nga-

Situational ay sa-/s-

Temporal sa sa-/s-

Spatial in in-

Abstract tha houa-

Objects in the physical noun class are concrete, inanimate objects, such as rocks, trees, water, etc.

Objects in the emotional noun class include emotions, words for people, and animals.

Situational nouns describe a situation, or state of being (i.e. “war”, “death”, etc)

Temporal nouns are associated with time.

Spatial nouns are associated with location.

Abstract nouns have to do with ideas or concepts (language, law, etc)

Adjectives are rare; most adjectives are handled either by splitting a phrase into two sentences or by using postpositional phrases. If present, adjectives always follow the noun they modify.

Word Modifiers:

On a noun:

The suffix “-eo” denotes the object of a postposition, or that the noun possesses something

The suffix “ya” denotes plurality, “yeo” = ya+eo

On a verb:

The suffix “al” is the far past tense.

The suffix “aya” or “ya” is the emotive aspect. It means that the action is important to the speaker.

If the verb ends in “eya,” its emotive form will replace “eya” with “aya” (seya->saya)


The suffix “-ka” converts a noun, verb, or adjective into an adverb.


n noun

v verb

p gender particle

pp postposition

ad adverb

cj conjunction

pn pronoun

aj adjective


ah pp because, caused by, inflicted by, controlled by

agat’es* aj 100

ahouah cj and so, and thus, because of this

al p the emotional absolutive particle

ara cj While, during

areya v to climb up on, to mount, to get on

ay p the situational particle

drethnat n strength

es cj [placeholder, no real meaning]

ey pn third person singular pronoun

hareya v To shout, to cry out

grishna v to die, to kill

grishnakh n death

kaleta v to resist, to struggle against

la pp Of, emanating from, intrinsic to, a product of

lay** n gender-same**

o aj,ad great, greatly, intensely, strongly

ra cj and

rey ad attempting, trying

satse ad Once, one day, one moment

seya v To come, to arrive, to move towards

sihhada v To combine, to complete, to gather together

slara v To make noise

threnet n horse

zera v to rule over, to have power over, to own

  • The Angosian number system is base 28. So 100 would be 28*28.

    • The word “lay” denotes that this person has the same gender as the speaker/writer. Thus, if the speaker/writer is male, “lay” would represent a male, if the speaker/writer is female, “lay” would represent a female.