Sunday, March 7, 2010

A.dem Falgon.a - A Bundle of Sticks





The following is a longer preview of Spundaluvian. All forms have been full parsed to help you get a feel for the story. You should be able to follow along just from the grammatical commentary!

A.dem Falgon.a
(characterized by stick “a”)(bundle “a”)

dad.urog.fo.vi o.yormast anf.o ko.dano.fo.fe ne.sarg hezde.i,
(towards-summoned-he “o”-them fewer than 5 “i”)(“o”old )(person “o”)(who “o”-is near-he “o”-to it “e”) (to “e”-die)(child “i”),

na.tuyun.fo.vi.fu du.salin os.vaknezd·
(subordinate-gave-he “o”-to them “i”-it “u”)(nominalizer “u”-advice)(agent “o” parting).

uhem.fo.fe is.anast ne.ne.anankin.vi.fu u.den falgon.u,
(ordered-he “o”-it “e”)(agent “i”-server)(subordinate to “e”-in-bring-they “i”-it “u”)(characterized by stick “u”)(bundle “u”),

i dad.suyom.fo.fa a.yormast.mot hezde.a:
(&)(toward-said-he “o”-him “a”)(“a” old-superlative)(child “a”):

da.bav.ta.fu!”
(imperative-break-you “a”-it “u”)!

zdugol.fe i zdugol.fe men vel.e zdil upov.fe.fa na.bav.fe.fu
(struggled-he “e”)(&)(struggled-he “e”)(but)(power of “e”)(not)(was able-it “e”-it “a”)(subordinate to “a”-break-it “e”-it “u”)

falgon.u hezde.e· e.nast hezde.e i zdugol.ye, urdim.re·
(bundle “u”)(child “e”). (“e” other)(child “e”)(also)(struggled-all of “e”), (succeeded-none of “e”).

da.halesa.da.fu falgon.u,” suyom.fa pet, “i da.gagot.ya.fi
(imperative-release-you pauc. “a”-it “u”)(bundle “u”) (said-he)(father), (&)(imperative-receive-all-it “i”)

den.i·” yotot suyom.fa, “not da.bav.da.vi,” i den.i
(stick “i”). (then)(said-he), (now)(imperative-break-you pauc.- them pauc “i”), (&)(stick “i”)

o.buv.zdo.yi o.iftu· Suyom.fa pet, “kanonot.da.fe yut.e·”
(“o” coordinate-break-passive-all of “i”)(“o” easily). (said-he)(father), (understand-you pauc.-it “e”)(meaning “e”).