Ring E: 21/22: Silindion

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Silindion

Lëovissa phelkilë mëanulya Andoliellim ina fatiellu i phentéin-ksi tinandavoyasso voreinë vophurén linta siorna: thentë linti gassama voni, kirë-phentanu, sui, mampildávëa, para, nara, hauma, nallana lítëa, tyompa Silimpalíndëa, numpempa sálkëa neimë nallana meldireilim. Liuséleissa i ngassamán kireimma suimma noss i ssininna-ksi patto sinë noss miossi, nankoyë passerma i haumán nallanamma lítëa. Menta, fatálëo mássëan limmo nallanari meldireilim haumamma mampildávëamma nallanamma lítëa tyompamma neimë numpempamma, sinë ilparë i mássëan i mankoindu gassámëa. O Andolievi namár ta ”naphumassë”. Myenta, koyë i naphumássëan paravi naramma në péphëo no rilnanna. Yenë në Pessë!


Smooth Translation

t When you ask your mother from the Great-Lands to make the choicest of meals, perhaps she shall speak with you thus: “You need beef, potatoes, onions, butter, oil, water, salt, pepper-powder, flavouring of the East, hot sauce and finally oat-powder. You chop the meat and potatoes and onions into the smallest of portions and then into this, you place a bit of the salt and pepper-powder. Then, you make dough using the oat-powder and salt and butter and pepper-powder and flavouring and also the sauce, and then fill the dough with the meat mixture. In the Great-Lands it is named “turnip-cake”. Then, put the turnip-cake in oil and water and cook it till boiling. Rejoice and Eat!


Grammar

Spelling Rule

ë > -ei- before any consonant

Lenition/Mutation

Some sounds change when preceded by a certain few words or sometimes in compounds, in which case the sense of the case of first noun in the chain applies to all subsequent nouns.

Syntax

  1. Adjectives follow nouns
  2. Commitative case is used sometimes to link nouns in a relation expressed in English by the use of “and”
  3. The adjectival superlative is most often found after a noun plus the enclitive particle –ksi. This combination may be translated: “the X-est of Y” or “the X-est Y”, where the X is an adjective and the Y is a noun.

Adjectives

comparative -yo
superlative -do, -to, -sso

Verbs

Tense Suffixes

present/aorist: -a, -o, -u, -e, -i (usually according to the vowel of the root)

Verbs with a stem ending in a vowel take no suffix (usually).

imperative: -ë

subjunctive: -i

optative/future: -e

Personal Suffixes (these follow the tense suffixes)

1s -si
2s -lë
3s -n (with accent immediately preceding)
1p -na
2p -nta
3p -ntë (or -nto)

object suffixes (these follow the personal suffixes)

1s -sis
2s -li
3s masculine: -o, feminine -ië
1p -na / -syass
2p -nass
3p -ssa / -ta

(3rd person object suffixes are usually used resumptively with an object noun at least in High Silindion. The –o of the masculine 3s becomes –u when attached to an original –o. The original –o then drops out)

Infinitive: -iello, -eallo, -ollo, -llë, etc.

Further Notes on Verbs

Stems ending orthographically in an upper case consonant indicate a "changeable stem”. This means that word internal mutation/lenition occurs when the consonant is flanked by vowels.

Oblique Pronouns

These have a special declension in Silindion, with a few special case endings.

accusative -ti
dative -ni
ablative -lim
locative -vi
commitative -ma
allative -na
etc.

(metathesis occurs when applying case endings beginning with /l/, /n/ or /m/ to an oblique stem ending in a consonant)

Nouns

Please use the Nominative paradigms provided at http://erelion.free.fr/

Vocabulary

Andolien n-stem Great-Land (main continent in Neste's world)
fat-   to do
gassama a-stem meat, flesh
hauma a-stem salt’
i   the (causes lenition)
ilpar-   to fill
ina   in order to +infinitive
kira a-stem stone
koy-   place, put
-ksi   among (enclitic particle)
lëovissa   when +subjunctive (causes lenition)
limmo   using +genitive
lit-   you (oblique)
lítëa (adj) pepper
liuse-   to chop
mampildávëa a-stem butter
mankoina d-stem mixture
massë ay-stem form, body, mass
mëa a-stem mother
meldirë   oat-grass' irr, meldireilim (ablative)
menta   then
miossi   this (obl.pron. indeclinable)
myenta   now
nallana a-stem powder
namar-   be named (r-3s present: namár)
nankoy-   apply, place, put
naphumassë ay-stem turnip-cake (ravioli)
nara a-stem water
  and
neimë   and also, finally
no   until, up to +allative
noss   into +allative
numpempa a-stem sauce
o   in +locative
para a-stem oil
passerma (adv.) a bit
patto   smallest, least (superlative)
pelk-   to ask
penta a-stem meal
peP-   to cook
peT-   to eat
rilna a-stem boiling
sálkëa (adj.) hot
Silimpalíndëa   from Silimpalina (the eastern parts of Andolien)
sinë   and then, so
siorna   thus, saying thus
sua oa/ua-stem onion
ta   quotation particle
the-   be necessary
tinandavoya (adj.) choice, tasty, good
tini i-stem share, portion
tyompa a-stem flavouring
voni   bovine
vophur-   discuss
voreinë   perhaps
yen-   rejoice

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June 14th, 2005
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