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Jörg Rhiemeier



La Histörje de'l Chaos

En il örigen de la histörje
il ünivérs procreav tzoz de la ach ez las reivers,
ez is lassev esser de luch.
Ez com is ho fachev,
il chaos creiantz entrav il ünivérs,
ez fachev que las reivers deveniv pferchloses.
Est la multz de formösizaz ez multz de pferchel en il chaos.
Pfar ho solmentz eg pfoss comprender il chaos.


History of Chaos

At the beginning of history
the universe brought forth all water and the rivers,
and it let be light.
And as it did so,
chaos, screaming, entered the universe
and made the rivers dangerous.
There is much beauty and much danger in chaos.
By that alone, I understand chaos.


la    histörje de'l     chaos
DEF.F history  of-DEF.M chaos

en il    örigen    de la    histörje
In DEF.M beginning of DEF.F history

il    ünivérs  procreav           
DEF.M universe bring-forth-3SG.PD 

tzoz de la    ach   ez  las      reivers
all  of DEF.F water and DEF.F.PL river-PL

ez  is    lassev     esser de luch
and 3SG.M let-3SG.PD be    of light

ez  com is    ho   fachev
and as  3SG.M that make-3SG.PD 

il    chaos creiantz  entrav       il    ünivérs
DEF.M chaos screaming enter-3SG.PD DEF.M universe

ez  fachev      que  las      reivers  
and make-3SG.PD that DEF.F.PL river-PL 

deveniv       pferchloses
become-3SG.PD dangerous-PL

est       la    multz de formösizaz 
be-3SG.PR there much  of beauty     

ez  multz de pferchel en il    chaos
and much  of danger   in DEF.M chaos

pfar ho   solmentz eg pfoss        
by   that only     I  can-1SG.PR 

comprender il    chaos
understand DEF.M chaos

Abbreviations

PL plural
DEF definite article
1SG 1st person singular
3SG 3rd person singular
PD past definite (perfective past)
PR present
M masculine
F feminine

and for the glossary:

adj. adjective
adv. adverb
conj. conjunction
det. determiner
n.fem. feminine noun
n.masc. masculine noun
prep. preposition
v.aux. auxiliary verb
vi. intransitive verb
vt. transitive verb

Glossary

ach n.fem. water
chaos n.masc. chaos
com conj. as
comprender vt. to understand
creiar vi. to scream, to cry
devenir vt. to become
entrar vt. to enter
esser vi. to be
ez conj. and
facher vt. to make
formösizaz n.fem. beauty
histörje n.fem. history
lasser vt. to let
luch n.fem. light
multz det. much
örigen n.fem. origin
pfar prep. by
pferchel n.fem. danger
pferchlos adj. dangerous
pfosser v.aux. to be able to
procrear vt. to bring forth
que conj. that
reiver n.fem. river
solmentz adj. only
tzoz det. all
ünivérs n.masc. universe


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