Haloed Bane

Lesson One

The reading analyzed in this passage comes from a popular volume titled "Vignettes from the Fifth Millennium" (ziorhevans dian muprismalbash). This children's book illustrates various important incidents and characters from the period of the fifth millennium (1683 to 372 before the Christian Era in human reckoning). The passage on "Klontein" is presented here in full.

Klontein

Fedimans elbo rauloster me cholmarmirbinis morder paith nu fedimans elbo trend.

  • fedimans - noun; plural of /fedima/ dream - dreams
  • elbo - qualifier; /elbo/ the most - the most
  • rauloster - noun; singular of /raulos/ evil + possessional suffix; /-ter/ - evil
  • me - verb; present of /me/ be - are
  • cholmarmirbinis - noun; singular of /cholmar/ composition + noun; plural of /mirbin/ order - configurations
  • morder - noun; singular of /mor/ newness + possessional suffix; /-der/ - new
  • paith - temporal; /paith/ always - always
  • nu - qualifier; /nu/ of - of
  • fedimans - noun; plural of /fedima/ dream - dreams
  • elbo - qualifier; /elbo/ the most - the most
  • trend - adjective; /trend/ good - good

Olfinis tuk sujama cha puns mijem kum inze oin luzenglar la dalionis nu finjaushiarri nagranter.

  • olfinis - noun; plural of /olfin/ element - elements
  • tuk - connector; /tuk/ that, which - that
  • sujama - noun; singular of /sujama/ joy - joy
  • mijem - verb; /mijem/ bring - bring
  • cha - qualifier; /cha/ to - to
  • puns - 1st person plural pronoun; /puns/ we - us
  • kum - verb; /kum/ do, act - do
  • inze - qualifier; /inze/ thus, so - so
  • oin - qualifier; /oin/ with - with
  • luzenglar - gerund; gerundial form of /luzem/ ride - riding
  • la - qualifier; /la/ of - of
  • dalionis - noun; plural of /dalion/ winged being - winged beings
  • nu - qualifier; /nu/ of - of
  • finjaushiarri - noun; singular of /finjau/ building + noun; singular of /shiarri/ web - structure
  • nagranter - noun; singular of /nagran/ specificity + possessional suffix; /-ter/ - specific

Nas uth gatatum, jikia vloch dukim raulos adun.

  • nas - connector; /nas/ if - if
  • uth - 3rd person singular pronoun; /uth/ it - it
  • gatatum - verb; passive form of /gatam/ change - is changed
  • jikia - noun; singular of /jikia/ vehicle - vehicle
  • vloch - quantifier; /vloch/ sole, only - only
  • dukim - verb; /dukim/ carry - carries
  • raulos - noun; singular of /raulos/ evil - evil
  • adun - temporal; /adun/ now - now

Jikia rum gatanglaiglar ha olfinis doch rum man, fenas raulos gurri doch ikusokatum cha jikia.

  • jikia - noun; singular of /jikia/ vehicle - vehicle
  • rum - verb; /rum/ have - has
  • gatanglaiglar - verb; /gatam/ change + noun; /glaiglar/ ability - mutability
  • ha - connector; /ha/ and - and
  • olfinis - noun; plural of /olfin/ element - elements
  • doch - modal verb; /doch/ not - do not
  • rum - verb; /rum/ have - have
  • man - 3rd person singular pronoun; /man/ it - it
  • fenas connector; /fenas/ but - but
  • raulos - noun; singular of /raulos/ evil - evil
  • gurri - modal verb; /gurri/ may - may
  • doch - modal verb; /doch/ not - not
  • ikusokatum - noun; singular of /ikus/ guilt + verb; passive form of /okam/ call - be blamed
  • cha - qualifier; /cha/ to - on
  • jikia - noun; singular of /jikia/ vehicle - vehicle

Azu fash nu klenu jum madesh: aul chath olfinis glai oith chocholmarmirbinatum tran mijem nekema nu violins.

  • azu connector; /azu/ however - however
  • fash noun; singular of /fash/ cause - cause
  • nu - qualifier; /nu/ of - of
  • klenu noun; singular of /klenu/ hope - hope
  • jum - verb; /jum/ be present - is
  • madesh - ordinator; /madesh/ here - here
  • aul - qualifier; /aul/ that - that
  • chath - quantifier; /chath/ same - same
  • olfinis - noun; plural of /olfin/ element - elements
  • glai - modal verb; /glai/ can - can
  • oith - temporal; /oith/ again - again
  • chocholmarmirbinatum - noun; reduplicated singular of /cholmar/ composition + verb; passive form of /mirbinam/ order - be reconfigured
  • tran - qualifier; /tran/ for, to - to
  • mijem - verb; /mijem/ bring - bring
  • nekema - noun; singular of /nekema/ solution - solution
  • nu - qualifier; /nu/ of - of
  • violins - reflexive pronoun; plural of /viol/ self - themselves

Horgothic Text

Fedimans elbo rauloster me cholmarmirbinis morder paith nu fedimans elbo trend. Olfinis tuk sujama cha puns mijem kum inze oin luzenglar la dalionis nu finjaushiarri nagranter. Nas uth gatatum, jikia vloch dukim raulos adun. Jikia rum gatanglaiglar ha olfinis doch rum man, fenas raulos gurri doch ikusokatum cha jikia. Azu fash nu klenu jum madesh: aul chath olfinis glai oith chocholmarmirbinatum tran mijem nekema nu violins.

English Translation

The most evil dreams are always new configurations of the best dreams. The elements that bring us joy do so flying on beings of a specific structure. If it (the structure) is changed, the vehicle carries only evil at that point. The vehicle is mutable while the elements are not, but the evil may not be blamed on the vehicle. However, here is a cause for hope: that the same elements can be reconfigured to bring their own solution.

GRAMMAR NOTES

Noun Morphology

Horgothic nouns form their plurals in five different ways, depending on the ending of the singular noun in question.

  1. Nouns ending in -n (add -is)
  2. Nouns ending in -s (insert -nti- before the -s)
  3. Nouns ending in consonants other than n and s (add -ins)
  4. Nouns ending in a simple vowel and consisting of one or two syllables (add -kins)
  5. Nouns ending in a diphthong, and nouns ending in a simple vowel and consisting of three or more syllables (add -ns)
Singular Plural Translation
olfin olfinis element/s
zos zontis metaphor/s
glajor glajorins eye/s
vaze vazekins heart/s
jikia jikians vehicle/s

Most Horgothic adjectives are derived from nouns by use of one of four types of suffixes (possessional, similitudinal, possessional-similitudinal, relational). A denominal adjective denoting possession of a quality or a thing requires a possessional suffix (usually -ter or -r for abstract nouns and ri or for concrete nouns, though note mor->morder). Thus: nagran meaning "specificity" yields nagranter meaning "specific, possessing specificity" and sheil meaning "wing" yields sheili meaning "winged, possessing wings".

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