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Ajuk

Robert Hailman



Uzot Birneji Sej

Van Vilom althrajaso un lamoto badrejo vinapami, dol fanuri sedaj zibapami erap, thaz erotas rajotasudi kan nanvesotas un lunajotas.
Birnej donotami, Birnej adlifotami, Birnej lejejotami, Birnej kamotami ukhotaso althajaso nanvilaso dunaso.
Duz Birnejaj upotasi egot khinvisen un egot trij. Nura eja zotepasa nomepas Birnejo kaz donsrek.


A Story of Chaos

When God created rivers and all water, at the beginning of time, he wanted them to flow freely and endlessly.
Chaos came, Chaos screamed, Chaos yelled, Chaos made the rivers evil places.
In Chaos there is great beauty and great sadness. Only thus can we understand Chaos.


uz-OT birnej-I sej

van vilom althraj-AS-O un lam-OT-O badrej-O vin-AP-AM-I

dol fanur-I sed-AJ zib-AP-AM-I er-AP

thaz er-OT-AS raj-OT-AS-UD-I kan NAN-ves-OT-AS un lunaj-OT-AS

birnej don-OT-AM-I  birnej adlif-OT-AM-I

birnej lejej-OT-AM-I 

birnej kam-OT-AM-I ukh-OT-AS-O althaj-AS-O nanvil-AS-O dun-AS-O.

duz birnej-AJ up-OT-AS-I eg-OT khinvisen un eg-OT trij

nur-A ej-A zot-EP-AS-A nom-EP-AS Birnej-O kaz donsrek

Note on the morphemic analysis: morphemes are divided by dashes and grammatical morphemes are in capital letters.

Grammar

Ajuk is agglutinating and fully regular. The following affixes are used in the text (the parts of speech they apply to are in parentheses):

a instrumental (articles, nouns, pronouns, adjective)
a 1st person (verbs)
aj dative (articles, nouns, pronouns, adjective)
am past tense (verbs)
ap masculine (articles, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs)
as plural (all)
ep plural/neuter (articles, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs)
i genitive (articles, nouns, pronouns, adjective)
i 3rd person (verbs)
nan negative, like "un-" in English (all)
ot inanimate (articles, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs)
o accusative (articles, nouns, pronouns, adjective)
ud imperfect (verbs)

Singular forms, the nominative case, and the present tense are unmarked forms.

Vocabulary

Note: the same "root" word can be used as different parts of speech, with an applicable and logical change in meaning. The most common meaning of words is given here.

adlif scream
althraj river
badrej water
birnej chaos
dol at, from
don come
donsrek understand
dun place
duz into, in
eg big, great
ej this, thus
er 3rd person pronoun
fanur time
kam make
kan subjunctive particle
kaz infinitive particle
khinvisen beautiful
lam all
lejej yell
lunaj free
nanvil evil
nom 1st person pronoun
nur only
raj flow
sed begin
sej story
thaz that
trij sad
ukh the
un and
up be
uz a
van when
ves end
vin create
Vilom creator-god
zib want
zot be able to


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