Conlang Relay 18/Iljena
eften ismit semki mogn. uksor amagne. emgen kmana eprik ikriv akans. iknis hdara mtara. knasa apark iksir pnaja jlawa. sulaf ivrata. iknis hdara hops kunas ksara apark. uksor mogna frata uvroh kimona. ksur uhwom. iksena virah. hops akisra hawme afakse.
iljena is spoken by the Leyen people, who live on the fourth planet of the Delta Pavonis system. They are crepuscular bipeds with vibrissae all over their bodies. As a result of their sensitivity to air movements, they perceive themselves as being immersed in an active world, and their language reflects this. Every word is a noun and a verb at the same time. The noun consists of a triconsonantal root, which is interdigitated with a vowel pattern representing the verb. Everything is seen as an participant in the overall action of the sentence, playing a particular role. Word order is used to group together related participants, and to indicate the overall flow of the action.
- sudden event
- Twilight, a comfortable level of light
- strong thing
- cowardly thing
- a type of sociable, domesticated carnivore.
- brave thing
- nearby thing
- weak thing
- mist, fog
(numbers represent consonant positions)
- lift, rise
- seem, resemble
The mist of twilight rose like smoke on the field. A woman walked to the field. A statue of a wolf stood near the gates of the field. The wolf seemed strong and brave. Near the wolf, the woman seemed weak and cowardly. I knew the truth. The wolf seemed strong when it knew the woman was near. The woman walked across the field, and suddenly a man walked though the gases. The woman stopped walking and spoke to the man. Meanwhile, she smiled and touched her face.
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