Kala phrase

야 나서 터라뇨휴! 타로 어하 아뱌티
ya nase tlelanyohue! tlalo eha apyatli
VOC spider bathe-tool-LOC | clearly P.3s be.clean-FUT
There is a spider in the bathtub! At least he’ll be clean.


Kala phrase

나히 여잔고
nahi yetsanko
girl cry-PROG
The little girl is crying.

Kala phrase

나 가어 야아모 거 디로너바 야유티
na ka’e ya’amo ke tilonepa yauetli
1sg toward medicine-place O train-tunnel use-FUT
I’ll take the subway to the hospital.

New Kala word

tlalo – /t͡ɬaːlo/ – as it should be; certainly; of course; without doubt

Taken from: claro

How often?

Some key vocabulary for discussing how often something happens:

100% – kuama – always
90% – tsikue – usually
75% – nua – frequently; often
50% – uye – sometimes; occasionally
25% – nante – seldom; rarely
10% – nanteha – harldy ever
0% – amak – never

kuama ha hina
always 3s here
He’s always here.

nante ke taku nayo kala
seldom O brother 1s.GEN speak
My brother seldom ever speaks.

UDHR in Amal

Intun hurum ta yinum songiyimha atebimha. Aklu ta korebwa daqeshbum ta peniyak deshiyu neshum edegurum.

AG-all be.free-3pl CONJ be.equal-3pl dignity-ADJ-PL-COM right-PL-COM | reason-ACC CONJ conscience-ACC give-PP-3pl CONJ thought-ADJ-COM brother-ADJ-ACC should-3pl do-REFL-TENT-3pl

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Amal grammar link.


Been working on this for Amal:

The full alphabet

vowels and vowel marks

Vowels are not usually written within words. /e/ has no mark and is only written when it begins or ends words. /o/ has no full form and is written over /u/ when it begins or ends words.


Comparison with Semitic abjads.