New Kala word

tsela – /t͡ʃɛːla/ – philosophic theory; philosophy

Taken from: 철학

New Kala word

sili – /ʃiːli/ – skim (through a book); dip into; dabble

Taken from: 涉獵

New Kala word

ulo – /uːlo/ – crop rotation (agricultural practice)

Taken from: vuoroviljely

Kala Phrase

ya ke tsanikua sotatle hauak
/ja kɛ t͡ʃaniːkʷa sotaːt͡ɬɛ haːwak/
VOC O story-all scatter-REL believe-NEG
Don’t believe all the stories he’s put about.

NB: This phrase is obviously pro-drop as the 3s would be understood from context.

Kala Idiom

즈러리 언감바
tsuleli enkampa
/t͡sulɛːli eᵑkaːᵐpa/
thread-each tight-much
Each thread is very tight. (strictly according to the rules; meticulous; not one hair out of place)

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

Ch. 9, Path of the Warrior

다나고 더버기
도 어다 가어 오바모 아모
다 냐어 으문거 거 아냐바허 어다 마악 아냐

tanako tepeki

to eta ka’e opamo amo
ta nya’e umuanke ke anyapahe eta ma’ak anya

/tanaːko tɛpeːki

to eːta kaːʔe opaːmo aːmo
ta ɲaːʔe umʷaːnke kɛ aɲapaːɦɛ eːta maːʔak aːɲa/

fight-AG cover-REFL

way P.2sg toward danger-place carry
2s pain-ABE O see-ABIL-NEC P.2s without see

The Warrior Conceals Himself

The way carries you to a dangerous place.
In order to come out unharmed, you must be able to see without being seen.

From Path of the Warrior, by Lucas E. Schultz

New Kala word

kyohua – /kʲoːhʷa / – exchange; swap; trade; transpose

Taken from: 교환