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Zvalkau Modern TermsModern-ish terms! Some are borrowed, but most aren't.
Note: "mēj" means tool. It is in many of these.
kovit - copy
ivēk - paste
//I forgot undo!! D:
amvīn - internet
ektil - website (lit. area)
łytsa - click
sūnzvalmēj (or SZ-mēj /sāzā/ ) - keyboard, type (lit. touch-response tool)
ījālij - program, code (lit. make numbers be made... or something)
jāljv̦vmēj - calculator (lit. number finder)
kallmēj - phone
amāls - electricity
amālsmēj - computer
katsēj/vatsēj - turn on/off (lit. start up/down)
wił - remove, delete
January 2012 Conlang Challenge(formal word, then informal)
a man - ōk, ō
a woman - tās, tā
a teacher - zājta, -- ("knowledgeable", impolite to not use this address)
a friend - --, łis (Only with close friends)
a lover - lān, łissa
a pregnant woman - veutāja, -- ("will give birth", impolite to not use)
your father - ōkrī, ōrī
your mother - tāsrī, tārī
your brother - ōkkel, ōl
your sister - tāskel, tāl
your son - ōkje̦, ōje̦
your daughter - tāsje̦, t
A Poem About Conlanging
riv is' ro zlik ī
mes sy tm̦zav riv
January Conlang ChallengeWinter is the wolf that takes the old, the sick, and the very young
Winter is the hard rock on which nothing grows
Winter is the cruel beak and the sharp talon
And so we beg you, bounding boy of spring, dance over the earth
So that the sun your mother will look down upon us
And flowers will spring from your footsteps.
ice.time.COP wolf.COP -that.NOM year.perf-pass-part.ACC, sick.perf-pass-part.ACC, and more.new.ACC take.3s- be.3s
ice.time.COP hard.COP rock.COP -on that.ABL zero.NOM become.life.3s- be.3s
ice.time.COP more.bad.COP mouth.COP and sharp.COP claw.COP be.3s
therefore you.ACC, happy.COP boy.COP life.time.GEN, -you.NOM across
The TypewriterThe Typewriter
It began and ended with a word.
Not a particularly strong or powerful word, but a word that changed everything. It wasn't too long or difficult to spell. It wasn't uncommon either. In fact, it was a perfectly ordinary word, but, I suppose, its commonplace origin is what made it so special.
I loved that word.
But the word doesn't mean much without the story along with it and I was always one for telling good stories.
I ignored the call from the other room and remained seated. That tone wasn't unfamiliar. Taking a bite from my toast, I waited for him to call again. It wouldn't be more than ten—
"Sammy! Come q
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