Conlang Relay 17/Iljena
eljen ohneq. ulajna honq. hniqe lujon. lajoni. ihinqa. oplite uhneq. hanoqi. ljuna.
The Bad Unicorn
A Leyen had a unicorn. He mounted the unicorn. The unicorn attacked him. He ran. The unicorn screamed. A multitude of unicorns came. The unicorns ran. The Leyen died.
In iljena, every word is a noun and a verb at the same time, because of the Leyen belief that everything involved in an action is an active participant, playing a particular role. The noun part of a word is a triconsonantal root, denoting a particular participant in the action, and the verb part is a vowel pattern, indicating the role of a given participant. The word order is used to bring closely related participants together, and to indicate the overall flow of the action between the participants.
- A mythical beast, which according to legend, can only be ridden by a powerful sorceror.
- Leyen, sentient crepuscular bipeds with vibrissae all over their bodies, from the fourth planet of the Delta Pavonis system.
- 512 (the Leyen count in base 8), a great multitude.
- bad thing.
(123 indicate consonant positions)