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Furusos eares scitenneé sarai:! Tirúneé fosues furusos briseneé enne; nenne:l nnete, io rrenne ondorete. Na sgiro sifrise eoce fosueo suime furuso cen ondorete. Ai! Furuso istes, sgicúranneé ni rre nnete peres: sero es.

Speak the first book of chaos! The bones of the sea of chaos are weapons, that make things stop and not move. When the mage dips into this sea, chaos starts to move. O beautiful chaos! You are full of trivia that does not end; You are the world.

Fu.rus.os    scit.enn.eé!
disorder.gen-sg first.gen write.pastpart-pl speak.imp

Tirún.eé    fu.rus.os       brisen.eé     enne  sea.gen-sg disorder.gen-sg be.3p

nenne:l           nnete     io  rrenne  ondorete
make.3p-dirobj.3s stop.junc and not.3p  move.junc

In the above sentence, the direct object is referring to nothing specific, in English the object might be translated as "it" or "something". This sentence was quite messy for me anyway...

na  sgiro sifr.ise          eoce fosueo     suime
NOM time  magic.prespart-sg this sea.loc-sg dip-into.3s

furuso       cen         ondorete  start-to.3s move.junc

ai! furuso      istes

sgi.cúr.ann.eé       ni    rre    nnete       peres
DIM.know.pastpart-pl not.3s finish.junc contain.2s 

sero     es
world-sg be.2s


scitenne the result of writing, a text, a book
brisan weapon
nenne causative verb
na sgiro when (it's a little more complicated than that but just assume that the phrase means "when, at the time that...")
sifrise mage (the present participle can denote the doer of an action)
suime 3rd person singular of somite "to dip into". The object of this verb is marked with the locative.
sgicúranneé unimportant knowledge. The diminutive prefix has a tiny bit of pejorativity, hence "unimportant" is implied.



There is one core case that subject and direct object use, and the following oblique cases:

gen = genitive
dat = dative
loc = locative

Noun Inflections

sg = singular
pl = plural

Verb Inflections

pres = present indicative
pastpart = past participle (shows result of action and can be turned into a noun)
imp = imperative
junc = joining form of a verb, used after a modal verb


NA = kind of hard to translate without example
(can turn a group of verbs into an adjective, e.g.:

NA-sg bird-sg eat.3s man-sg "Bird-eating man, man that eats birds"
NA-pl man-pl eat.3p bird-sg "The men that eat birds")...

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