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On Mon, 2 Feb 1998, Andrew Smith wrote:
Welcome back, Andrew. I do hope your brother was well for your reunion;
and that it went well.
> That is worth translating just for fun. Maybe you should send it to the
> Conlang list as a translation exercise.
I did. I must have received about 20 translations into various conlangs;
and the whole thing spurred conversations ranging from British dialect and
pronounciation to money to levels of politeness in conversation. I
haven't yet put up the Brithenig version. I think I've got it right,
though. Of course, there are a few spots where no Br. word yet exists, so
I took a plunge and made one up. Even though I don't understand any of the
conlangs present, (almost everyone was kind enough to provide a
line-by-line litteral translation) I found it curious how others were
dealing with the idioms in the text.
I think we need some money in Cambria. (I also think it should be L/s/d.)
After all, we need something for His Majesty's face to adorn; besides the
little official portrait every Loyal Subject has displayed in the house.
> Oh, and before I forget:
> O ranndad uddath, o glardad asculltath,
> llaesath-nu rhen bog rhen ia yscyr.
> I think that's right.
What was this for? I think I missed something somewhere. :(
> > Yes: "Bickerson's New Brithonic Grammar". It's got sections on letters
> Amazon.com doesn't seem to have them.
I had a chat with them and they seem to be of the opinion that books from
other sectors of the multiverse can't be ordered or shipped within
reasonable tolerances. Therefore, I'm afraid Bickerson shall never sit
next to G & A on the shelves of Romance students everywhere.
> There are some but there should be more. The 3rd conjugation with -s- in
> the past (definate/perfect?) tense should add some more.
Indeed. These will be quite nice. :)
By the way, have you waded through the legal text yet? There are two
others, if you feel up to it!
> - andrew.
> Andrew Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>