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Kha dälme pävda esa kasa in jijnōkhasme
Vīdh ē siva vaihana. Unartan dhīsmun jijnōkhamer in kan na ünsī emnemos saeth. Dos pävdas ce dvenalō jenō ēsint. Sō jenō pävdam en damā egōt svörrum. Jönum at pävdai dötun sunn esmō elayat ca esmō esant. Ce pävda yōm evīdat svan dermunn ejliuvd, svōs heranōr ēth. Ce manēnnam ēr dhossā eyahat. Cid vorjaimes? Ne jijnōkhamen yat kad vorjasmes. Ērrajai vormes, ce kha junates gheddhennīn sia ne gheddhent.
I will tell of the child of which I know
See, dear villager. We know that unfitting judgement falls on us. There were an evil child and a beautiful woman. That woman went to mind the child in the house. To give joy to the child she played with it and sang to it. But the child attacked her, tore her skin apart, ate her guts, and threw the rest out the window. What should we do? We don't know what we should do. Therefore we hide, and those who know don't ask questions about it.
Some notes on grammar
Vayaun is a Indo-European language which is still cutting its teeth. I have removed the accents for vowel length and umlaut as it would be a pain to cut and past them. I may provide them for the final website version.
Describing Vayaun grammar is like describing a language in pain.
The declension for the masculine a-stem noun is:
Note that a rule of Sandhi swallows the -s in the nominative and genitive cases before a voiced consonant or y. Before a vowel the dative ending changes from -ai to -a. The case of the noun is understood by context.
The feminine ending is -o. The ending of feminine adjectives changes from -a-(s) to -o.
The plural ending for masculine and feminine nominative/accusative nouns is -s, becoming -r due to sandhi. For a-stem nouns the stem vowel changes to -e-. It does not change for o-stem (feminine) nouns. The dative plural ends in -mos.
The ending -mun is neuter. The neuter nominative/accusative adjective ends in -m.
There is one example of a u-stem noun.
-dh singular imperative ending.
© Jan van Steenbergen, Andrew Smith, 5 Sept. 2004