Ring E: 15/22: Da Mätz se Basa

Henrik Theiling
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Da Mätz se Basa

Wän dei dir se Moda donach fach, säch de bei dei gir, widat dei meis lip se Äs-Zuich kan is mach ja.

De wirt säch: dei zü ine Küch to un dei hol Rin se Lau, ni Tofel, ne Sui, Hafa o Weitz se Fen, ne Wui, ne Jau, ni fil Bang, ne Satz, ne Fäfa, ne Urfen un ne Zip fan 'Häsape' to.

Dei hak de Lau, di Bang un di Tofel un mach is hak se Zuich ine Top un ne Satz un Fäfa au dobei to. Ba nim dei nich te fona Satz nä to!

Gätz mach dei fona Sui, da Wui, da Fäfa, da Urfen un da Zip ne Teich to un firdat fül de mach dei aufe fona Hak-Zuich si Hape to.

Dei mach de do ine Saling un tu ina Jau Fitür to.

Note: After the relay was finished, I found a mistake: in the first line, it must be dir se Moda instead of *dei se Moda. I corrected that.

(Conlang version 2005-02-15)


Smooth Translation

If you ask your mother, she'll tell you will pleasure how to prepare your favorite food.

She'll tell you: go to the kitchen and get beef, potatoes, water, oat or wheat flour, butter, oil, many onions, salt, pepper, Chinese five spices powder and 'Häsape' sauce.

Mince the meat, onions and potatoes, put the minced mixture in a bowl and add salt and pepper. But don't take too much salt!

Now make a dough from water, butter, pepper, Chinese five spices powder and the sauce and in order to fill it, put the minced mixture on it in chunks.

Put it into a sieve and fry in the oil.


Interlinear

Wän dei dir se Moda donach fach,
When you you 's mother there.after ask,
If you ask your mother,

säch de bei dei gir,
say she to you with.pleasure,
she'll tell you will pleasure

widat dei meis lip se Äs-Zuich kan is mach ja.
how.that you most love 's eat-stuff can be make yes.
how to prepare your favorite food.

De wirt säch:
She will say:
She'll tell you:

dei ine Küch to un dei hol Rin se Lau, ni Tofel, ne Sui,
you go into.the kitchen (!) and you get ox 's meat, some potatoes, a water,
go to the kitchen and get beef, potatoes, water,

Hafa o Weitz se Fen, ne Wui, ne Jau, ni fil Bang, ne Satz,
oat or wheat 's flour, a butter, an oil, some many onions, a salt,
oat or wheat flour, butter, oil, many onions, salt,

ne Fäfa, ne Urfen un ne Zip fan 'Häsape' to.
a pepper, a chinese.five.spices.powder and a sauce of 'Häsape' (!).
pepper, Chinese five spices powder and 'Häsape' sauce.

Dei hak de Lau, di Bang un di Tofel
You mince the meat, them onions and them potatos
Mince the meat, onions and potatoes,

un mach is hak se Zuich ine Top
and make be mince 's stuff into.a pot
put the minced mixture in a bowl

un ne Satz un Fäfa au dobei to.
and a salt and pepper also there.to (!).
and add salt and pepper.

Ba nim dei nich te fona Satz to!
But take you not too.much from.the salt (no) (!).
But don't take too much salt!

Gätz mach dei fona Sui, da Wui, da Fäfa, da Urfen
Now make you from.the water, the butter, the pepper, the Chinese.five.spices.powder
Now make a dough from water, butter, pepper, Chinese five spices powder

un da Zip ne Teich to un firdat fül de
and the sauce a dough (!) and for.that fill it
and the sauce and in order to fill it,

mach dei aufe fona Hak-Zuich si Hape to.
make you on.the from.the mince-stuff 's chunks (!).
put the minced mixture on it in chunks.

Dei mach de do ine Saling un tu ina Jau Fitür to.
You make it there into.a sieve and do in.the oil fry (!).
Put it into a sieve and fry in the oil.

Note: After the relay was finished, I found a mistake: in the first line, it must be dir se Moda instead of *dei se Moda. I corrected that.


Grammar


Vocabulary

äs to eat
au also, too
aufe onto: on the (def.nom.sg.)
ba but (coordination particle)
Bang onion
bei
with nom.: to, towards
with dat.: at, with
da 3.pron or def.art.: dat.sg.
de 3.pron or def.art.: nom.sg.
di 3.pron or def.art.: nom.pl.
dat that: subordination particle (only occurs as a fused part of other words here)
dei 2.pron.nom.sg.
do 'there': makes a determiner: de/de/di + do = 'this, that'
dobei 'do' + 'bei': at this/that; to this/that
donach 'do' + 'nach': after this/that
du all
fach to ask: ask for X = 'fach nach X (dat.)'
Fäfa pepper
fan marks an apposition: Fäfa van 'X' = the 'X' pepper, the pepper of 'X' (where X is a name)
Fen flour (or grains)
fil much; many
Fitür chip pan, deep fryer
fir for
firdat 'fir' + 'dat': in order to
fona 'fon' + 'da'/'na': from/of the/a (indef.dat.sg or def.dat.sg.)
fül to fill
gätz now
gir adv. to like to
Hafa oats
Hape chunk
Häsape a name
hak to mince, to chop
hol to get, to collect
ina 'in' + 'na'/'da': in a/the (indef.dat.sg. or def.dat.sg)
ine 'in' + 'ne'/'de': into a/the (indef.nom.sg. or def.nom.sg)
is to be; as an auxiliary verb, marks passive voice
ja emphatically indicates positive truth value (end of clause truth value complement)
Jau fat, lard
kan to be able to
Küch kitchen
Lau meat; flesh
lip to love
mach
to make, to do, to create;
to put (with a directional prepositional clause present)
meis most, the most: superlative marker
Moda mother
negative clause (end of clause truth value complement)
ne indef.art.nom.sg.
ni indef.art.nom.pl.
nich not
nim to take
o or (coordination particle)
Rin cattle, ox, cow
säch to say: say to X = 'säch bei X (acc.)'
Saling a sieve
Satz salt
se rel.nom.sg.
si rel.nom.pl.
Sui water
te too (much)
Teich dough
to
V2 order: marks an imperative;
V1 order: marks a strong suggestion (end of clause speech act complement)
Tofel potato
Top pot; bowl
tu denominaliser: makes a verb from a noun. The noun then syntactically behaves like a verb: 'Sui' = 'water', 'tu Sui' = 'to water', lit. 'to do water'.
un and (coordination particle)
Urfen Chinese Five Spices Powder: blend of star anise, cassia cinnamon, cloves, fennel, and Sichuan pepper.
wän when; if. Triggers V-last word order.
Weitz wheat
widat 'wi' + 'dat': how (a clause conjunction). Triggers V-last word order.
wirt future tense marker: an auxiliary verb
Wui butter
Zip sauce
to go
Zuich lit. 'stuff'. Used as a suffix to convert a verb in a noun denoting the an object

Abbreviations

2 2nd person
3 3rd person
art. article
dat dative case
def. definite
indef. indefinite
nom. nominative case
pl. plural
pron. pronoun
sg. singular
rel. relative particle

Remarks

Probably you will ask two things in return: 1) 'Mother, how can flour be made from oat?' 2) 'Mother, what's 'Häsape' sauce?' Bye, Henrik

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June 14th, 2005
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