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"Jenny Kissed Me", by Leigh Hunt

 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:51 pm    Post subject: "Jenny Kissed Me", by Leigh Hunt Reply with quote

Jenny Kissed Me, by James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)

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Jenny kiss'd me when we met,
     Jumping from the chair she sat in;
Time, you thief, who love to get
     Sweets into your list, put that in!
Say I'm weary, say I'm sad,
     Say that health and wealth have miss'd me,
Say I'm growing old, but add:

     Jenny kiss'd me!


Note: The Jenny in question was Jane Welsh Carlyle, wife of Thomas Carlyle. Hunt had just recovered from an extended battle with influenza, and when he went to tell the Carlyles the news, Jenny (in a very uncharacteristic move) leaped up and kissed him.
Hunt is perhaps best known for 'Abou Ben Adhem'.

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Djeni pulu elminolmaz nal siralariz
Dai silakona dankamiz ulakizbat
Walnakau, twao hulkin, yun oquga dandee twaomart lo
Canqrir warig, nnonar ingel
Omniar sho tombok, zai sho tombok
N gijan oun gurogura nal rombidiol tombok
Yonirobat tombok, cansa conclus

Djeni nal siralariz!

Jenny when we-met me kissed
From in-the-chair she-sat jumping
Time, you thief, who sweets into your list
To-get love, that-in put
Weary I-am say, sad I-am say
That health and wealth me have-missed say
Im-growing-old say, but add:

Jenny me kissed!
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, StrangeMagic.
That's really cool.
A few more and I'll start to learn your conlang!
Between "The Illustrious Dragon" and "My Fine Hen", I've gotten some words. (That is, when I see them I remember what they mean; not that I remember how to spell them without looking them up.)
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, cool. When you want the dictionary file, ask me and I'll send it to you. You might also want a more updated version of the grammar as well, so please ask. ^_^
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tan Djni xe nak xe llun en,
Let oskn sal xe svnn cag oks;
Hnal, rero kmac, dole hvac
Olru hici tiev lj, wv vjac cag!
Y kl xm ksc, voru kl xm ksc,
Tan rulvu al muhaiv xi rax xm ksc,
Swsle let evl xm ksc, gj xm druc:
Tan Djni xe nak!

/t{n 'dZEni XE un{k XE lul@n CEnOI/
/lEt Askon s{lOI XE svenon S{N Oks/
/Rn{l 4E4JO kom{S DOlE ROIv{S/
/Ol4@ RiSi tiCEB lOIZ JUv vuZ{S S{N/
/jau kol Xum ksaIS vO4@ kol Xum ksaIS/
/t{n 4@lv@ {l m@R{JiB Xi 4{X Xum ksaIS/
/sUslE lEt Ev{ul Xum ksaIS NoZ Xum D4@S/
/t{n 'dZEni XE un{k/

me Jenny NPAST kiss-3, NPAST meet-3-pl then,
PRES-PROG jump-3 chair NPAST sit-3 in from;
time, steal-PROFFESSION be-2, love get-2
list you-POSS good.thing-PL to, that put-2 in!
tired be.1 HYP say-2, sad be.1 HYP say-2,
me health and many-possession-PL FPAST avoid-3-PL HYP say-2,
old PRES-PROG become-1 HYP say-2, but HYP add-2:
me Jenny NPAST kiss-3!


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

StrangeMagic wrote:
Ah, cool. When you want the dictionary file, ask me and I'll send it to you. You might also want a more updated version of the grammar as well, so please ask. ^_^
This is me asking. Thanks.

Hemicomputer wrote:
--- CUT out the very cool translation and morphemic gloss ---
Whew, I think my lexicon has maybe doubled from this TC.
Good! Thanks.
What about subordinate clauses?
What about irrealis mood?
What about vocatives for abstractions like "time"?
Has anyone created any of those for purposes of this TC?
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eldin raigmore wrote:

...--- CUT out the very cool translation and morphemic gloss ---...

Thanks for the "very cool" comment. The English provided is less of a morphemic gloss and more just a literal translation of the Holxs text.
elden raigmore wrote:
...What about irrealis mood?...

Can someone explain that phrase for us linguistic newbs? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hemicomputer wrote:
elden raigmore wrote:
...What about irrealis mood?...
Can someone explain that phrase for us linguistic newbs? Thanks!
Aside from aspect, tense, polarity, voice, and agreement with participants, verbs also inflect (or are otherwise marked) for something called "mood" or "mode" or "modality".
See for instance this.

Linguists often talk about "Tense, Aspect, and Mood" together.
Tense and Aspect are pretty well-defined, but mood, mode, modality is not.

Certain ideas get included into mood/mode/modality by some linguists, that are left out by others. Also, some linguists treat "mood" and "mode" and "modality" as all the same thing, while others use one of those words differently from one of the others.

Two good "definitions" (well, they're not really definitions, but they're the best we have) of mood/mode/modality are:
(1) It reflects the speaker's attitude toward what s/he is saying in the clause; for instance, its relation to the speaker's knowledge, or to the speaker's will, or to the addressee's knowledge, or to the addressee's will.
(2) It tells how the speaker intends the clause to fit into the discourse.

Just as the biggest division in aspect is between "perfective" and "imperfective", so the biggest division in mood is between "realis" and "irrealis".

"Realis" moods are used when the speaker means that the clause is a fact. "Irrealis" moods are used when the speaker knows the clause is false, or doesn't know whether or not it is true; for instance, he hopes it's true, or he hope's it isn't true, or it will be true if and only if the addressee wants it to be true, or whatever. The moods used for hypothetical situations are also irrealis moods; they could be true, but they might not be; and they could be true in some circumstances and not others.

An example of an irrealis mood is this:
"Imagine what the world would be like if there were no hypothetical situations."

See this.

Since in your translation you used the "hyp" accident for the verb "say", I know that you have an irrealis mood (namely, "hypothetical") in your conlang; I don't know whether or not you invented it just for this TC. I was asking whether anyone had; you, or anyone else.

(I was also asking whether anyone had to come up with ways to make subordinate clauses; or ways to address abstract nouns.)
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eldin raigmore wrote:
...Since in your translation you used the "hyp" accident for the verb "say", I know that you have an irrealis mood (namely, "hypothetical") in your conlang; I don't know whether or not you invented it just for this TC. I was asking whether anyone had; you, or anyone else....

Oh. Fascinating!

I already had the Hypothetical accident before this, but I think I may add some other moods now that I know what they are. Although, having gotten about 6 hours sleep last night, that's the last thing I feel up to any time soon.
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