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Epictetus in Thalassarctian.

A Thalassarctian text I’ve been working on, a translation/adaptation of a passage of Epictetus:

Àtᴥuβumuδᴥamkòζdᴥιliιi, khimᴥutuphϙinᴥitᴥιdινoᴥιiz-na νᴥumᴥk aaγϙυbᴥυιi? Tihuupιi, dινoᴥqηketihuιi. Ϙuνηhιιpιi, dινoᴥqηkeϙuνηhιιi-νi samὼiotᴥumιi-nᴥi νᴥumᴥι ϙυbᴥυiiνᴥιiz. Tazι mᴥυtᴥζogᴥϙinᴥiιi, dινoᴥιiz-nᴥi mᴥυtᴥζogᴥι νᴥànòλιbᴥιiz, μᴥηzoϙinᴥidυιi-nᴥi aliotakhiloι sὰkᴥalbᴥàz.

Interlinear

(showing the morphemes in their original forms, before the changes required by composition)

àtᴥuβu
icebear
-muδᴥ
lame
-am
old
-m
be
-kòζ
CONSEQ
-dᴥιli
have_become
-ιi
1SG
khimᴥutuph
what_other
-ϙinᴥi
have
-tᴥι
CAPAC
-dινoᴥ
do
-ιi
1SG
-z
DIFF
=na
than
νᴥumᴥ
God
-k
DAT.SG
al
sing
-k
INF
-ϙυbᴥυ
praise
-ιi
1SG
Now that I have become a lame, old icebear, what else could I have to do, than to sing to praise God?
tihu
tihuι
-m
be
-p
POT
-ιi
1SG
dινoᴥ
do
-qη
would
-ke
CONTIN
-tihu
tihuι
-ιi
1SG
ϙuνηhι
ϙuνηhιι
-m
be
-p
POT
-ιi
1SG
dινoᴥ
do
-qη
would
-ke
CONTIN
-ϙuνηhι
ϙuνηhιι
-ιi
1SG
=νi
but
sam
animal
-ὼio
think
-tᴥu
PTCP
-m
be
-ιi
1SG
=nᴥi
and
νᴥumᴥ
God
DIR.SG
ϙυbᴥυ
praise
-iiνᴥ
DEONT
-ιi
1SG
-z
DIFF
If I were a tihuι, I would be doing as the tihuι does. If I were a ϙuνηhιι, I would be doing as the ϙuνηhιι does. But I am a thinking animal and I ought to praise God.
taz
this
DIR.SG
mᴥυtᴥ
work
-ζogᴥ
NMLZR
-ϙinᴥi
have
-ιi
1SG
dινoᴥ
do
-ιi
1SG
-z
DIFF
=nᴥi
and
mᴥυtᴥ
work
-ζogᴥ
NMLZR
DIR.SG
νᴥàn
abandon
NEG
-λιbᴥ
FUT
-ιi
1SG
-z
DIFF
μᴥηzo
be_allowed
-ϙinᴥi
have
-dυ
for_as_long_as
-ιi
1SG
=nᴥi
and
al
sing
-io
NMLZR
-takhilo
the_same
DIR.SG
sὰkᴥ
join
-ᴥ
IMPERAT
-al
sing
-bᴥà
2SG
-z
DIFF
This is my work; I do it, and I will not leave the work as long as I am allowed to have [it], and you ought to join singing the same song.

I’ve also been working on the native script version of this. Thalassarctian has a featural alphabet which I have taken to calling the bubble script as it reminds me of nothing so much as a game of Puzzle Bobble.

But for now it’s quite late, and I think this is quite enough to post today.

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