Conlang Relay 17/Rejistanian

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What I got was:


Ulkáuth elàeruholikuktuvá. Úk mishlóahulukun kukánoholùikurhr. Rhrúk akuktukúlkirhr. Ùulukturár rhrúk aìnàininú ulkáauth kuktùuránuìlkura karhruktùushúlki. Mú ulkuktukúlkiret. Théokai toèrrukúlkik.

This is how I parsed it:



Smooth translation The deer was the friend of the human. But the blood of the deer challenged the man(???). Next, the large animal attacked. It howled and called 1728 elks who chased the man. Many deer bit. The man died.

Some thoughts on translating this to Rejistanian: The deer would become a pudu in Rejistanian since the rejistanians generalize from this term, not have a generic term for 'deer'. " Úk mishlóahulukun kukánoholùikurhr" tripped me up. I had very little idea what he was saying there, thus the approximation from what I got and what the story told me. It in general seems to be quite hard to see where one morpheme ends and the next one starts. Some of these issues had me thinking for hours.

The stances were actually quite neat and inspired the class of intentional auxilliary verbs in Rejistanian.

The rejistanian translation is this:

Vudux'het rukux

Vudux'het mi'la'arka hej'he'han ,demna'het'mi mi'la'rala'svantu hej'he'han, venil. Tevme'het mi'la'tari kaju'het hej'he'ja. Mi'la'laky ji vudux'het mje ky sa ry xi ke jo min'sydi jilih'han ji min'kirkaju hej'he'han lajitax. Vudux'het al min'la'tysakaju luru'het'ny. Hej'he mi'la'rala'vaixunus namin'ra.

Grammar: All affixes are separated from each other by an apostrophe.

Verbs: (things in brackets don't appear here)



3rd singular: mi

3rd plural: min


la: past tense


(nothing): active voice

rala: passive voice

The citation form of verbs includes an initial apostrophe.


Are in 3 classes:

Human and named animals have the suffix 'he

Things and unnamed animals have the suffix 'het

The 3rd one does not occur here.

Singular: unmarked

Plural: ny (ommited when a number is stated)


han: Allative, benefactive

ja: not really a case, but indicates an opposition in a game, fight, war or negotiation.

ra: Locative

The suffix of the person behind the noun class suffix indicates that the object is possessed. The possessor can be made explicit (arka'he'mi Elan: Elan's friend) but does not have to.

Other cases unmarked and distinguished by position relative to the verb.

Word order is SVO.

Adjectives follow the noun. Numbers work almost like in English but follow the noun.

Relative clauses have the linking term behind the 2nd clause, the 2nd clause is enclosed by commas: sentence1 ,sentence2, conjunction.

al: many, much

'arka: to be a friend

demna'het: stomach, metaphor for the place emotions are located (English uses the heart for that purpose)

hej'he: person

'ixunus: to die

ji: and

jilih: demonstrative roughly equivalent to 'that' and 'there'

jo: eight

kaju'het: fight

ke: ten

'kirkaju: to chase (literally: follow-fight)

ky: 1000

lajitax: later, but still before the present

'laky: to shout

luru: other, different from

mje: one

rukux: evil

ry: 100

sa: seven

'sydi: to be fast/quick/in a hurry

'svantu: to vex, to annoy

'tari: to begin

tevme'het: animal

'tysakaju: to bite

venil: but

vudux'het: pudú, also deer

xi: two