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Aethelwer
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Grui

This is for Distant Horizon. Right now, I'm just working on the grammar...there's not a whole lot of vocabulary, but more will be added as it's needed.

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WOW! I'm impressed!

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Aethelwer
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Thanks. Now, the challege is for someone to create a full sentence...it's probably necessary to have a knowledge of grammar terms, though, until I write some sort of instruction guide.

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Tom Selleck in Mr. Baseball
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fui jreft kridegbi 'more'. I doubt that makes any sense.

You should create a Java translator or something. That'd be neat.


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Aethelwer
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*screams as he notices a k in a Grui word!*

That should be cridegbi now.

And "fui jreft cridegbi" means "you have traveling."

I'll create a translator after I create the language itself.

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Yeah, I wanted to say 'You have to get out more', but More, and 'to get out' weren't there.

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Aethelwer
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Ah...I'll add some of that, including the imperative form of verbs.

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Bernd
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Why does this grammatic richness remind me of my Latin lessons? Don't get me wrong, I actually love Latin.

An impressive list. I just imagine Frank doing pronounciation practice in front of a mirror.

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Aethelwer
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This should be pretty easy to pronounce, actually, assuming you remember the x and q pronounciations.

The noun cases are most commonly talked about in Latin, although they refer to grammatical constucts in all languages. For example, take this sentence:

"I gave him the starship."

Here, "I" is nominative (it's the subject), "him" is dative (it's the indirect object), and "the starship" is accusative (because it's the direct object, but, of course, there's no way to tell in English). Here's another way to say this in English:

"I gave the starship to him."

Technically, there's no longer any indirect object, but in Grui, you can switch the word order around a bit without losing meaning or emphasis.

Here's another sentence:

"I bought him a starship."

"Him" is also dative here. Again, you could switch this around to "I bought a starship for him," losing the dative pronoun, but in Grui you wouldn't need to do that. Actually, this is how it works in German. "Ich habe ihm ein Sternschiff gekauft" means (assuming I got it right) either "I bought him a starship" or "I bought a starship for him." You could even switch it around (again, assuming I'm doing this properly) to "Ihm habe ich ein Sternschiff gekauft," placing the emphasis on a different word (like "For him I bought a starship" in English), without having to add a preposition or anything.

This concludes today's spontaneous grammar lesson.

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Aethelwer
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I just figured I'd mention that I've changed some things around a bit in the language, and added more grammatical constructions and more vocabulary. In addition, the two are now on separate pages; hopefully this should make things slightly easier.

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TSN
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Hm... In your German example above, I think the word for "starship" should be "Raumschiff". As in Raumschiff Enterprise, the German name for Trek (or at least for TNG, I'm not certain).

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It tis Raumschiff Enterprise (knew those 3 and a half years of German might come in handy). My 3rd year German Book had a picture of the Enterprise-D and below it was a description of the TV Show. Raumschiff Enterprise was the title.

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Aethelwer
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OK...I'd edit my original post, although then your statements wouldn't make sense, so I'll keep it the way it is.

Anyway, back to Grui...

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359: Is that the one that showed a section out of a German television listings? It had a description of (IIRC) the episode "Where Silence Has Lease"? If so, I think I had the same book... :-)

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"Bosco": "Everybody."
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I think it was from a TV Listing. I don't have the book anymore, though.

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