Kala Idiom

거 우소 나요 여노
ke uaso nayo yeno
/kɛ waːʃo naːjo jɛːno/
O cup 1s.POSS be.full
My cup is full.

“this matter doesn’t concern me”; i.e. I have my tea, so the lack of tea is not my concern. A fairly egoistic phrase, but useful nonetheless.

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

New Kala word

그요
kuyo – /kuːjo/ – intrinsic to sth; inherent; native; essential; innate

Taken from: 固有

Kala Phrase

가뮤 거 마타흐 냐 운기토구 나우여
kamue ke matahu nya uankitlokua naueye
/kaːmʷɛ kɛ mataːhu ɲa waᵑkit͡ɬoːkʷa nawɛːje/
general O kill-EXTR for prison-AG-INCL command-PST
The general ordered the massacre of all war prisoners.

Gandalf Quote

아사텀바 거 그바 지더 마 그바터미 거 아사지더 |다어타 여다바 가 | 야 냐 여다 그바 마 끼하 브허간거
asatlempa ke kupa tsite ma kupatlemi ke asa tsite | ta’etla yetapa ka | ya nya yeta ke kupa ma’a nkiha puhekanke
live-REL-many O death deserve and die-REL-few O life deserve | 2s-P.4s give-ABIL Q | VOC for give O death and judgment eager-AUG-NEG
“Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment.”

Kala Phrase

다 거 나서 타그먀 아냐 가
ta ke nase tlakumya anya ka
/ta kɛ naːʃe t͡ɬakuːmʲa aːɲa ka/
2s O spider web-CAUS see Q
Have you ever seen a spider spin its web?

Requesting help

ya yote
VOC help
Help me.

ya yotek
VOC help-NEG
Don’t help me.

ya yote’u
VOC help-PREC
Help me, please

NOTE: The precative suffix is -te but the euphonious redundant syllable u is used here.

tsepa ta’ena yote ka
please 2s-P.1s help Q
Could you please help me? / Could you help me, please?

tsepa – please (actually comes from tse’e (seems; appear; have the appearance of) and pala (can; able to; possible), i.e. tsepa (please; does it appear possible; if you’re able)

…but this is all reverse engineered, in reality I took tsepa from 제발

Kala Phrase

다바 디부태
tapa tipuatlai
/tapa tipʷaːt͡ɬaɪ̯/
ceiling fall-IMM
The ceiling is about to fall down.