Ring E: 6/22: Aganean
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më mes´cou cgyefd-nërscg
doë dgys´ aë-nërscg:
[doë uår aë-dgys´ gu ba oë:_______________]**
ca syu ba hencres´: uauaë då repd, hguoc, hyuaë, guaë drasd ue.
ca syu ba curcg-heu uas nërscg: nërscg uas hyuaë, hyuaë då cacguoë, narånc, pebes´ uas lyr, syses´ Laë, cumen, baseu drasd oëc. doë sar ce cas aë-syu.
[doë uår aë-mys´ syses´ gu ba oë:_______________]
më oëmc rë aë-hencres´: doë heu aë cas-syu uasd ganaë. doë gybrå ce ebf më mecgryr aë-uyr. doë urar më s´ucgryr ba gyuaë uas oërsb.
më oëmc rë aë-curcg-heu: doë mes´cou ce ba buerm ba oscgyl aë cas syu doë carupd më nërucg aë-curcg-heu ba hencres´ uas gyuaë. doë coresb careu uasd ganaë.
doë carupd ba oscgyl då aëner rå hyuaë aë-uyr s´u doë carupd ba ësryr he aëner. sar cgep uyr aë-uores´, moë semcg es aë-uyr.
**About the bracketed sentences: in transmitting this text to the next participant in the Relay, you may translate what you have dgys´ ; you may wish to offer similar ca dgys´ of nërscg and syses´ , or those of your own rë.
To Cook a Meat Cgyefd
Choose a meat:
[Write a choice here:_____________]
Pastry ingredients: flour, water, oil, and sea salt.
Meat stew ingredients: fatty meat, olive oil, salt, white pepper, Laë herbs, cumin, lemon juice. Cut them up fully.
[Write any other spices here:______________]
To make the pastry: Mix all ingredients together. Roll into little balls with your hand. Flatten into big circles.
To make the stew: Cook all ingredients in a pot until hot, put the stew into the pastry circles with a spoon. Pinch edges together.
Put into a dish and put into the oven. When it is brown, you may eat it.
This is a relatively easy text, just long, so not much needs to be said about Aganean (hgydër acgrun) grammar.
Syntax is VSO. Most words in Aganean can flow freely between verb, noun, adjective, or adverb.
Nouns and Adjectives
There is no plural or any article in Aganean, although ca , "some" is often used for this purpose. Adjectives are actually nouns, and stand after them, usually with the word uas , a version of uasd, "with". aë is used to indicate a direct object and is (usually) hyphenated to the word it precedes, unless there is another descriptive word before the noun.
Verbs and adverbs
Verbs take no direct inflection, but the word directly before the verb describes tense and mood. Most of the verbs are imperative, which are expressed as doë, "(you) must (do, make, build, etc).
ba is an all-purpose preposition, meaning, variously "to, at, near, by, toward, etc" and must be deduced from context.
|aë||indicates direct object|
|aëner||baking, to bake|
|ba||to, at, near, next to, for (something)|
|ca||some, some amount|
|careu||edge, barrier, side|
|carupd||to put, place (into)|
|cas||all, every, entire, full, complete|
|ce||indicates an adverb|
|cgep||to become a quality|
|cgyefd||untranslatable into English|
|coresb||to pinch, pinching|
|curcg||stew, meat concoction|
|då||for (a way, reason), of, belonging to|
|dgys´||choice, to chooseë - must (imperative)|
|drasd||from out of|
|ësryr||furnace, oven, kiln|
|ganaë||each other, one another|
|gybrå||ball, to make a ball|
|hencres´||you must guess this word|
|hyuaë||oil, grease, fat|
|më||via, by way of, with, by means of|
|mes´cou||cuisine, to cook|
|oë||place, local, location|
|oëmc||make, future tense|
|oscgyl||pot, pan, dish|
|rë||creation, to create|
|sar||if it would be that|
|semcg||eating, to eat|
|s´ucgryr||palm of hand|
|syses´ Laë||specific spice native to the Laë region of Ag|
|uår||writing, to write|
|uasd||with, and, together|
|uores´||brownness, light brownness, tanness|
|urar||field, plain, flatness|
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