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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:13 am 
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I've been reading Šm Fatandor Revouse's Pere aluatas i Caďinor in Mark Rosenfelder's translation and it's a wonderful read. Each word dripping with nostalgia – makes me nostalgic for the good old times of studying Latin.

Are there any other Native grammars out there being "translated"?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:47 pm 
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vecfaranti wrote:
I've been reading Šm Fatandor Revouse's Pere aluatas i Caďinor in Mark Rosenfelder's translation and it's a wonderful read. Each word dripping with nostalgia – makes me nostalgic for the good old times of studying Latin.

Are there any other Native grammars out there being "translated"?


It's a lot of fun to read, and I bet it was a lot of fun to write; we've all read textbooks like it. How long did it take to do, Zomp?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:23 pm 
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Araceli: I don't remember, but twice as long as a regular grammar since I wrote a 'straight' grammar first.

Hmm. This might be what Dhekhnami needs. If there was ever a language that needed a highly biased and normative approach, that's it...


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:30 pm 
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zompist wrote:
Araceli: I don't remember, but twice as long as a regular grammar since I wrote a 'straight' grammar first.

Hmm. This might be what Dhekhnami needs. If there was ever a language that needed a highly biased and normative approach, that's it...
"This feature of the Masters' language only serves to prove its superiority..."

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:58 am 
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The opposite approach could be quite amusing too: 'The debased Black Speech expresses X in this crude and barbaric manner..."

It's not too realistic, sadly.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:06 pm 
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I don't think it's that unrealistic... assuming such a grammar was written by an enemy of Sauron.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:07 pm 
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Like if a Qing Chinese scholar wrote a grammar of English. "The barbarians' language expresses this or that..."

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:11 pm 
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On the other hand, why would anyone be that interested in the language of "the barbarians"? That's the whole point of the word "barbarian".

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:13 pm 
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Useful in a war to interrogate the captured.

Books to teach languages to the military don't have to be polite or neutral, just effective.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:35 am 
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Pere aluatas i Caďinor

I think that style will be perfect for my conlang Kinuiltys! The title, of course, would be "First Grammar of Kinuiltys", or Kinuilti Pethmes Elesiontys. Or, it could be written in Godalise Creole: Pete Elsont red Tora Kwilet (literally, "First Grammar of the High Speech")

Kinuiltys, a language I'm currently working on, is very much like Cad'inor and Cuezi in that it is highly inflecting. Like the two Almean languages, Kinuiltys has a refined sound that echoes Ancient Greek.


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There's a C&C forum - two of them, in fact - for you to display your own conlangs.

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