Conlang Relay 19/Sandic

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This is the Sandic torch from Conlang Relay 19's Overflow ring.

Sandic text

Sriitnia pal onj irenia jee pelan wwak oxbamo.

Pelania ta jee baxmii- "Fian emaxsin frn kia batoka pal onj uxle:niali ba ire."

Ba juti ta jee baxmii- "Gator awwtesa."

Otiab oxbra thiiaa wii nibo keei, inee oxmii:

Le:ee ta pelan, also awwtefeed onjian ba juti ba ire, wii inee ejj awwtefeed, wii le:ian awwtemii frn kiab awwraug, aan le:eetesa."

Ta pelan oxahl jee oxade, wii ba thiiaa wii ba nibo keei oxfeed.

Gre sriitnia keei, ejj baxfeed ba thiiaa, wii baxmii:

"Onjian ba juti ba ire exle:anee, wii inee exraug lorabin maoain, grateebin ameein, jeeuumeebin kjjain."

Ba treei ta pelan oxahl juti inee baxmii- "Jeed oteraug."

Ba juti ta jee baxmii, "Fii aan awwteziald, jilain awwteahl."

Gre mohn, ejj baxfeed ba nibo keei, wii baxmii:

"Onjian ba juti ba ire fele: extreekaa, a wwak exraug graoamab, baxahlso wwhee ba graoam zum pal aww- iamabin beracoin, elcabin beracoin."

Ba treei ta pelan baxmii, "Awwwiic ra aan raug otiab."

A ba juti baxmii, "Zum awwahl le:ain- otawwneot ma ziald."


  • a - but
  • ahl - to be
  • also - standalone pronoun "we"
  • ameei - green
  • aan - that, to (hard to translate, helper word)
  • aww - us
  • ba - singular article
  • bamo - lie, rest, repose
  • beraco - identical, the same, very similar
  • bra - listen to, hear, overhear
  • ejj - again
  • elca - insect, bug
  • fele: - standalone pronoun "I"
  • fian - to-me
  • frn - about, of
  • feed - to go, to travel
  • *feed ejj - return, come back
  • fii - if, considering that, should (potential)
  • graoam- grass
  • gratee - valley
  • gre - after
  • iama - a seed, seed
  • inee - behold, look
  • ire - a hill, hill
  • irenia - some hill, a hill
  • jilai - sad
  • juti - other, different
  • jee - two
  • jeed - that
  • jeeuumee - a tree, tree
  • kia - what, who
  • kiab - what, acc.
  • kjjai - tall
  • keei - small, itty bitty, little
  • lor - a plain, a field
  • le:ai - happy, content
  • le:anee - to fly
  • le:ian - plural/respectful direction ("to You")
  • le:ee - plural/respectful vocative- "O you guys"
  • ma - do, act in a way like
  • maoai - wide, expansive, big
  • maxsin - to think, to imagine, to wonder
  • mohn - a day, day
  • mii - say, speak, tell
  • neot - not
  • nibo - a mouse, mouse
  • oka - happen, go on, exist
  • onj - side, a side
  • otiab - them, accusative.
  • pal - at
  • pelan - stones
  • pelania - some stone, a stone
  • raug - see
  • sa - know
  • sriitnia - some time, a time, once upon a time
  • ta - plural article
  • thiiaa - a bird, bird
  • treekaa - walk
  • uxle:niali - hidden, unseen, unknown
  • wwak - there, in that place
  • wwhee - like, as
  • wii - also, as well
  • ziald - voyage, travel
  • zum - here

Grammar notes


Sandic uses verb markers for conjugating verbs. These are shortened forms of the stand-alone pronouns. Here are the ones used in the torch:

  • fele: (standlone "I") - e- (verb marker "I") ; Example - emii, I say.
  • ---- (standalone "you" sing.) - pee- (verb marker "you.sing") ; Example- peemii, you.sing say
  • Ba (standalone "it" sing.) - ba- (verb marker "it") ; Example- bamii - it says
  • Also (standalone "we") - aww  ; Example- awwmii - we say
  • --- - le:ee ; Example- le:eemii say
  • --- - o- ; Example- omii - they say

Verbs are marked for time with infixes and prefixes.


  • -x- past tense (Example, emii- I say, exmii - I said, I have said)
  • -te- - future (Example, emii- I say, etemii- I will say)


  • o(t)- desiderative, suggestive (Example, emii- I say, otemii- I should say, let me say)

Verbs can also be marked for truth of comparison-

"baahlco" - "it is just like"


"baahlto" - "it is as though"


Nouns decline by both number and case.


  • mii, a speech, a saying-
  • miin, speeches, sayings
  • thiiaa, a bird, bird-
  • thiian, birds.


  • mii, a speech, a saying
  • miib, a speech (acc.)
  • miibin, speeches (acc.)
  • thiiaa, a bird, bird
  • thiiab, bird
  • thiiabin, birds (acc.)

There exists, additionally, a "towards-" declination for nouns-

  • "miiian", to the speech, to a speech
  • "miinian" to the speeches
  • "thiiaian", to the bird, to a bird
  • "thiianian", to the birds


Adjectives are formed by adding an -i to the base form.

  • gleen, "black" (noun)
  • gleeni, "black" (adj)
  • gleenin, "black" (pl.adj)

Adjectives do not decline by case.


Things being posessed by a pronoun have the short "verb marker" form of the pronoun following them.

(example, nax - cat ; nax aww - our cat)

A noun posessing another noun will have the thing being posessed listed first and the posessor listed second-

"(ba) stee ba nax"
"(the) paw the cat"
"(the) cat's paw"

Most of the time, adjectives which follow a noun are *not* posessing the noun before it.

"keema ba juti"
"person the other"
"the other person",
NOT "the other's person".
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