Comic Strip

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

Thank you very much!

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

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New Kala word

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

New Amal word

dokra – v
be scared; afraid; “freak out”

New Kala word


The plural is inferred.

Amal Phrase

manyan giye yímakimwa
many-an giy-e yí.mak-im-wa

/maɲˈan ɣiˈjɛ jɪːmakiˈmʷa/
request-1s wear-2s clothing.hand-PL-ACC
Please put on gloves.

Yeah, I’m working on Amal again. The grammar is in serious need of revision.