Kala Phrase

ya ke kyo’a nahotsuya tlayo ua ke heyatle ma’a milami kalampe
/jaː kə kʲoˈʔa nahoˈt͡ʃuja t͡ɬaˈjo waː kə ɦe’jat͡ɬe ma’ʔaː mila’mi kalaːˈᵐpe/
VOC P silence rule-main 4sg.POSS or P need-REL with word-few say-only

Let silence be your general rule; or say only what is necessary and in few words.

– Epictetus


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Kala Idiom

규 고리 미다요
kue koli mitayo
/kʷe koːli mitaːjo/
as tail dog-GEN
As a dog’s tail = “of course / it’s obvious”

This phrase would be useful if someone doubts what is being said, seen, or given to them.

Over the next few weeks I plan on exploring idioms on this page and how to express them (or, how I would) in Kala.

Kala Phrase

자라 나허 비나하 여사터 아며
tsala nahe pinaha yesatle amye
/t͡saːla naːɦɛ pinaːha jesaːt͡ɬe aːmʲɛ/
sauce into wise-AUG still-REL be.alone
A curry solos into the stationary genius.


I have worked out a “long count” calendar for Kala that I call 사요마하 sayomaha (big calendar). Each year is given a totem just as days on the 사요마 sayoma.

19 days is collectively referred to as a 사요 sayo (month), 19 sayo are referred to as a 아뇨 anyo (year), 19 anyo are referred to as a 사뇨 sanyo (19 years; generation, era), 19 sanyo are referred to as a 유뱌 uepya (361 years; age), 19 uepya are referred to as a 자아티 tsa’atli (6859 years; epoch).

I chose to begin my “long count” at 3500 BCE, as that is generally accepted as the “proto-literate period” of Mesopotamia, followed closely by the independent development of writing in Mesoamerica some four centuries later.

Using the 19 totems listed on the sayoma, each period and subperiod is labeled. Therefore, Troy was founded in approximately (3000 BCE) kaya te mina te tlatsa, or “earth year of south era of fire age”. Other examples are listed below:

The Hồng Bàng dynasty was founded in honu te honu te tlatsa, or “turtle year of turtle era of fire age” (2897 BCE)

Tea was, according to legend, created in China around kaya te kita te kuatla, or “earth year of north era of snake age” (2373 BCE)

Egtved Girl was buried in what is now Denmark, in around kita te timu te kuya, or “north year of east era of green age” (1370 BCE)

Ramesses II begins his reign of Egypt in timu te kita te kaya, or “east year of north era of earth age” (1279 BCE)

Constantine became ruler of East and West Rome in kuya te honu te nila, or “green year of turtle era of blue age” (324 CE)

William the Conqueror began his reign as the first Norman King of England in kaya te pana te nisi, or “earth year of rain era of west age” (1066 CE)

Christopher Columbus’ expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean in pana te timu te honu, or “rain year of east era of turtle age” (1492 CE)

The Continental Congress ratifies the declaration by the United States of its independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain in honu te honu te pana, or “turtle year of turtle era of rain age” (1776 CE)

World War I began in tanka te tlatsa te yana, or “eagle year of fire era of yellow age” (1914 CE)

The 45th President of the United States was inaugurated in mina te mina te yana, or “south year of south era of yellow age” (2017 CE)

The first tsa’atli (epoch) (called the tsa’atli ketla or “red epoch”) began in 3500 BCE, as stated above, and does not end until 3320 CE.

A link to a chart is included for those that may want it.

New Kala word

nkotsi – /ⁿkoːt͡ʃɪ/ – march; parade; demonstration

Taken from: 行進

Kala Phrase

나디고 냐 가나 거 모사 모야여
natiko nya kana ke mosa moyaye
/natiːko ɲa kaːna kɛ moːʃa mojaːje/
religious-AG for leader O letter write-PST
The priest wrote the king a letter.