So, I stumbled across this a while ago, while reading a book about the history of conlangs, and I thought I would give it a try (well, give it a serious try, I had dabbled a bit before).
I figured that instead of trying to build my language from the ground up, I would establish a couple ground rules, and then just start translating a text and learn the damn thing. So, here it is.Gandyal
Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words. It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. They said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly.” And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.
They said, “Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.
Gaya da vagandan mendasin lo suo gandyalo mel rron suon ganerron. Sayasi dundrinal sandyerrya, sadyarasin ang vilya rru Andyushinar mel banerrasin rru. Dangandasin, Gaja, neyivan bazadon bar mel don vazar. Mel mendasin bazadon on zadon, mel mendasin glyodo on dozado.
Gandasin, Gaya, neyivan dunbar ang banerro, mel ang baélo andyélga vunairili vaélo, mel neyivan dunbar ang ganderru, jungaya nobanyalan vilé rré varré vandyerré rra vilya.
I figured that I would start with the Babel passage from Genesis because... well it's fun.
Anyway, basic rules:
All consonants are voiced, and the basic feel is ripped from the vocalise I do at the beginning of every voice lesson. I wanted it to be a very musical language.Pronunciation
y: glide [j]
w: glide [w]
Brick: n. Bazad
City: f. Banerr
Earth: f. Vandyerr (va- whole, andy-place rr-feminine)
East/Morning: m. Sandyerr
Heaven/sky: m. Vaél
Mortar: n. Dozad
Name: f. ganderr
Person: n. gandad
Speaking/speech: m. Gandyal (pl. Gandinal)
Stone: n. Zad
Tar: n. Glyod
Top: m. Andyél (and- place
Tower: m. Baél
Vily: f. Surface (wideness).
Word: f. ganerr
World (people): Collective pl. Da Vagandan (all people)Declension
Beginning/rising: sal- sarr- sad-
Far: nol, norr, nod
Whole/all: val- varr- vad-
Same: sul- surr- sud-
Wide: vil- virr- vid-Verbs
Bari: to build
Ban: to do*
Banerri: to settle/build
Noban: scatter (make far
Dundri: to go
Gandi: to speak
Mendi: to use
Nairi: to stretch
Neyi: to have the intention to (verb)
Nomi: to eat.
Sayi: to happen, to begin (intrans), to come to be
Vunairi: to reach [into] intrans, takes acc. (vu- into)
Zari: burn/cookConjugation, regular
I am not exactly sure what i meant by this. I will have to figure it out.Indirect
1st sing: du-
2nd sing: dé-
3rd sing: da-
1st pl: dun-
2nd pl: dén-
3rd pl: dan-
Nom -ga, gan
Acc, -go, gon
Allora, so, now then, (introducing a sentence): GayaPrepositions
Jungaya: otherwise (lit. Or indeed)
Any thoughts for a rank beginner?