Smoking Fish

manyuk ushudú tabákísh tai semda átela!!!
request-1pl remnant-ACC cigarette-DIM 2s.GEN ground-LOC throw-2s-NEG
Please do not throw your cigarette butts on the ground!!!

kasahim gelum urámsha geshab dakra tabákíshwa ta taduk yudra shawequrum
fish-pl come-3pl water-AUG-ABL night-DUR smoke.INF cigarette-DIM-ACC and try-1pl help.INF quit-TENT-3pl
The fish come out of the sea at night to smoke them, and we’re trying to help them quit.

kusukut
thank-1pl-2pl
Thank you.

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Dīzīyutīć

Dīzīyutīć

The Dīzīyutīć alphabet was created by Moab Croft to write his conlang with the same name. It was inspirted by the Tengwar and Greek alphabets. The Dīzīyutīć is a Germanic language based on the idea of how Old English might have developed with significant Greek influence.

This script is not horrible, but I am not a fan of the Tengwar + Greek influence. Functionaly, the Romanization is a bit uncouth, as it looks sloppy. The presentation is good, but could be better with some practice and writing style development. As for the language concept, it doesn’t sound interestiing to me at all…especially because Greek already has influenced English through scientific and medical terminology.

I give this script a 2×3 for aesthetics and functionality respectively.

Tjapingarriwangka

Tjapingarriwangka

The Tjapingarriwangka script was devised by Robert Hancock as a way to write Ngaanyatjarra, a Pama-Nyungan language spoken mainly in Western Australia. The name Tjapingarriwangka means “message stick speech” in Ngaanyatjarra.

This script is interesting mainly because of the language it was created for. The presentation lacks a bit of polish, but that does not diminish the originality. The vowel diacritics are probably the least original part of this script, being simply reduplicated to mark long vowels. The overall feel is that of a South-East Asian script, which seems pretty fitting for a Pama-Nyungan language.

I give this script a 3×3 for aethetics and functionality, respectively.

Comic Strip

Sarge:
na nya ta ke kotlo pako tsumpaye
1s for 2s O pot new buy-PST
I bought you a new pot!

Cookie:
nyasampa
thank-much
Thank you very much!

Cookie:
nya ko ke kotlo pako ka
for AG O pot new Q
Who is the new pot for?

All Beetle Bailey strips are the work and property of 2018 Mike Yates and Janie Walker-Yates.

New Kala word


pake
/’paːkɛ/
ring; hoop; loop; (chain) link

Picard quote

etla nahe huye tayo huta anyom te umua ma eno tahe amak nola temuyek ke pala nya tlaka tamaha
P.4sg within deep 2s.GEN bury year.PL of pain and anger under | never nurture-PST-NEG O able for man good-AUG

itla ke to nya tlana elamya nya maha
this O way for person become-CAUS for more

Buried deep within you, beneath all the years of pain and anger, there is something that has never been nurtured: the potential to make yourself a better man. And that is what it is to be human. To make yourself more than you are. – Captain Jean-Luc Picard

Lao Tzu quote


tanako uasan polik kue tanapako omak
fight-AG skill-ADJ be.violent-NEG as fight-ABIL-AG roar-NEG
A skillful soldier is not violent, an able fighter does not rage. — Lao Tzu