Conlang Relay 23/Sajem Tan

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Sajem Tan

vithitvmeh mamvakultnocvmeh madam tanum con Cinderella omvmeh znenan.

mamvithit janemtolthimnoc kizik duhdenthuhfamzhutfeh zlo.

zlovmeh thneduhtximulcthnu zyshenfeh [tultxeht julvetum] duhtuktivuht keh slingynmon vafakfeh zloah mamvithitvmeh fuhnah keh con Santa omvmeh vmadansoah dathnycukmunfehjahk.

zatenymah sholmak slinmunah kacuk con Peter Pan om con Cinderella om keh [tultxeht julvetum] duhtuktivuht dathnycfeh keh zhasikzhuhzhuhmzanso ciculmfeh zloah.

znenan tanfeh ximic fmolk theh smah du theksho satukmun thehvmeh mamfyzuln.


Cinderella's Story tells the history of a ruler's daughter whose's mother forces her to transmute straw into gold.

The nameless lizard aids her escape and they join the army to avoid the Queen's dwarves and Santa's pigs.

Some time later, after a few battles between various groups, Cinderella and the nameless lizard meet Peter Pan and blow up a space ship.

I would continue telling the story, but my sister stopped writing it.



OVS, though experiencer subject precedes the verb (making it OSV)

genitives, adjectives, relative clauses (in square brackets), and postpositional phrases all precede the corresponding noun.

adverbs precede verbs

auxilliaries follow verbs

verbs take an obligatory aspect suffix followed by an optional valency-changing suffix

no articles

Auxilliary verbs

 ol  i  Nonpast
 el  e  Immediate past
  y  a  Mid past/indeterminate past
 uh ul  Remote past

That is, the nonpast dictionary form of an auxiliary verb would have "i" or "ol" while inflected past forms would keep the same consonants but change the vowel as above.



duht - large

janem - forcefully

tolthim - majestic

zyshen - cute


feh - durative

sho - continuous

um - gnomic

Auxilliary Verbs:

fmolk - irrealis mood

sit - begin

ximic - continue


vmeh - genitive


duhdenthuhfam - gold

fuhn - dwarf

fyzuln - sibling

gyn - worker

kizik - grass

madam - history

mam - mom; mother; female

thneduht - silence

tivuht - dinosaur

tult - object; thing

vakult - parent

vithit - bird; ruler; leader

vmadan - bacon

zatenym - troop; group; platoon

zhasikzhuhzhuhmzanso - spaceship

znenan - tale; story


con ... om - everything between "con" and "om" is a transliteration, the phrase as a whole is typically treated as if it were a single noun.

keh - and

smah - but


kac - before

sholmak - between


du - 3rd person neutral; demonstrative

theh - 1st person inanimate

zlo - 3rd person animate


ah - plural

jahk - in order to (valency suffix, causes clause to function like a postpositional phrase)

mon - collective noun; group of

mun - very; extremely

noc - result; product; end state

so - one who has

thnu - the act of

uk - other than; not (frequently combines with "mun" to mean "anti")

xeht - lacking

zhut - cause to be


ciculm - cause to explode

dathnyc - encounter

julvet - state one's name; name oneself

slin - fight

tan - speak; vomit; tell; can also be a noun and refers to just about anything that comes out of the mouth

thek - scribble; scrawl; write

tolthim - want; desire

vafak - join

ximulc - bid farewell; depart

zyshen - help; aid; assist