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Dewrad ran a relay on the Zompist forums at the beginning of 2006 (results online). This text really was a creation myth! The text I received did not have a title, but I hate texts without titles, so I made one up.

The Asha'ille text has been updated to reflect the spelling reform that occurred after the relay.

My interpretation of the Saonian text (probably incorrect, as conlang relay interpretations are wont to be) was that it changed back and forth between present and past tenses. I made my text consistently past tense. This text does not use personal or temporal deixis-changing words like many other texts posted on this site. The source text was already in first-person, and because the same subject was repeated on several consecutive verbs, explicit tense-marking was unnecessary in many cases.

Orthographic

Asha'ille

[0] Ne Pajhen So Veladh, Alunyu Eiyon So Caea

[1] Vae rîsaer lommavpeni ves aeg chunam k'. [2] Ssaelorv ne 'yu vépelai mmalînavad ne sarápîvon done no k'. [3] Ínav ves sarîth chuna k', t'ves daedh daedîth chuna k'. [4] Pas diàrînev mleni shalnen ne lorîth [5] vek daedîth chuna k'; ve chipal mmalînavad. [6] Vastav vel dashadath kaba k', [7] arîn syiyîrevpojecîm erum so shalnen ne caea, [8] kret oraln mmelnevpokec vae syîrsenth peicál 'sa edh k'. [9] Pas pithev sshókev mleni shalnen. [10] Colav vek aegîth chuna k', [11] mmalînavad saemirv vel ide caea kel, [12] vae dovae anak pacovon done pajhen so veladh kae. [13] Jhor pajhen te yîmóth eshae. [14] Vedá pajhen maruvpec ura, [15] t'ves diàrînev ne chi zafa; pámov.

[16] Cha enîdav, vep jhor gîléth k'.

English

[0] The Seed: Parent of the World

[1] I lived in a state of chaos for three days. [2] I survived this to direct myself to create something. [3] I glowed for the first day, and also the second day. [4] My soul became alive [5] on the second day; it began to lead itself. [6] My soul flew to the ends of the universe, [7] my soul's hands tried to capture the world, [8] but it failed to stretch that infinite distance. [9] My soul rested and lied down to sleep. [10] It woke on the third day, [11] guided itself and arrived at the center of the world, [12] where it found a seed on a branch. [13] The seed was cut deep. [14] Water flowed from the seed, [15] and it became a stream; it left.

[16] Pity it, because it is alone.

Saonian

[0] [untitled]

[1] Ýeme slymen tè, he adàrt sperag ák tè mondui, [2] ai igésuinim oblui pá pokotuina pá saropui pá dòl kilt. [3] Hé telus ýem tu ai leàruinim, hé nórus ýem èred. [4] Hé nórus ýem tu ái vóana maone [5] oble pá pokotena pá. [6] Hé urým há ardáonu ák pá ái vóana uste, [7] hé adàrto iil nold aše tahove pá èi, [8] bade át he lonkan nerdám yre il hem. [9] Ái vóana lide, il lase. [10] Hé slymus ýem tu, ái vóana nólem, [11] pokotemà getrem pá èi hé meset hé adàrt ák tè, [12] kè il ha birdal he daúmo tu nalem. [13] Ták há birda ebmemà. [14] Vašu há birdal ýar muherem, [15] il sairto rosem týk, il yrerem èi. [16] Il saditosii, il donin re kuàs.

English translation of Saonian

[0] [untitled]

[1] In 3 days, I reside in a world of chaos, [2] I endured to begin to guide myself to achieve something. [3] On the first day I glowed, the second day as well. [4] On the second day my spirit lives, [5] begins to guide itself. [6] To the end of the universe my spirit flies, [7] my spirit's wing attempts to capture the world, and [8] but it failed to go an infinite distance. [9] My spirit rests, it sleeps. [10] On the third day, my spirit awoke, [11] it guided itself and arrived in the center of the world, [12] where it found a seed on the branch. [13] The seed was cut open. [14] Water came from the seed, [15] then it became a stream, it left. [16] Pity it, because it is alone.

Parts of Speech Legend

adj
adjective
adv
adverb
conj
conjunction
cop
copula
epen
epenthetic
mi
modifier
n
noun
nom
nominalizer
part
particle
pl
plural
poss
possessive
prsn
person
tns
tense
v
verb

Interlinear

orthographic version
morphemic breakdown
IPA pronunciation
part of speech
translation
Saonian: translation
English translation of Saonian: translation
Ne Pajhen So Veladh, Alunyu Eiyon So Caea
ne pajhen so veladh alun- -yu eiyon so caea
ˈpɑʒɛn sovɛˈlɑð ɑˈlun ju ˈejon so ˈke.ɑ
art n mi mi n poss n
OBJ seed PREV phrase parent POSS world
The Seed: Parent of the World
Saonian: [untitled]
English translation of Saonian: [untitled]
Vae rîsaer lommavpeni ves aeg chunam k'.
vae rîsaer lommav -p- -ni ves aeg chuna -îm kes
ve ɹɪˈseɹ lomə̆ˈmɑv p ni vɛs ˈʧunɑ ɪm kɛs
adv n v tns prsn conj adj n pl adv
where chaos live PST (self) while three day PL (end-while)
I lived in a state of chaos for three days.
Saonian: Ýeme slymen tè, he adàrt sperag ák tè mondui,
English translation of Saonian: In 3 days, I reside in a world of chaos,
Ssaelorv ne 'yu vépelai mmalînavad ne sarápîvon done no k'.
ssaelorv ne gálun- -yu vépelai mmalînav -ad ne sarápîv -on do- ne no képelai
sə̆ˈseloɹv ˈɡɑlun ju ˈvɛpɛlɑi̯ mə̆ˈmɑlɪnɑv ɑd sɑˈɹɑpɪv on do no ˈkɛpɛlɑi̯
v art mi mi adv v nom art v n conj art n adv
survive OBJ PREV phrase purpose direct REFL OBJ create NOM SUBORD OBJ it (end-purpose)
I survived this to direct myself to create something.
Saonian: ai igésuinim oblui pá pokotuina pá saropui pá dòl kilt.
English translation of Saonian: I endured to begin to guide myself to achieve something.
Ínav ves sarîth chuna k', t'ves daedh daedîth chuna k'.
ínav ves sar -îth chuna kes te ves daedh daed -îth chuna kes
ˈinɑv vɛs sɑɹ ɪθ ˈʧunɑ kɛs vɛs deð ded ɪθ ˈʧunɑ kɛs
v conj poss adj n adv n conj adv adj adj n adv
glow while 3SM ADJ day (end-while) column-three consonants while also two ADJ day (end-while)
I glowed for the first day, and also the second day.
Saonian: Hé telus ýem tu ai leàruinim, hé nórus ýem èred.
English translation of Saonian: On the first day I glowed, the second day as well.
Pas diàrînev mleni shalnen ne lorîth
pas diàrînev ml-ml -ni shalnen ne lorîth
pɑs diˈʔɑɹɪnɛv ml ni ˈʃɑɫ̃ɛn ˈloɹɪθ
tns v poss prsn n art adj
PST become (intangible possession) (self) soul OBJ alive
My soul became alive
Saonian: Hé nórus ýem tu ái vóana maone
English translation of Saonian: On the second day my spirit lives,
vek daedîth chuna k'; ve chipal mmalînavad.
vek daed -îth chuna kek ve chipal mmalînav -ad
vɛk ded ɪθ ˈʧunɑ kɛk ˈʧipɑl mə̆ˈmɑlɪnɑv ɑd
adv adj adj n adv adv adj v nom
when two ADJ day (end-when) ADV half lead REFL
on the second day; it began to lead itself.
Saonian: oble pá pokotena pá.
English translation of Saonian: begins to guide itself.
Vastav vel dashadath kaba k',
vastav vel dashada -îth kaba kel
vɑsˈtɑv vɛl dɑˈʃɑdɑ ɪθ ˈkɑbɑ kɛl
v adv n adj n adv
fly toward universe ADJ end (end-toward)
My soul flew to the ends of the universe,
Saonian: Hé urým há ardáonu ák pá ái vóana uste,
English translation of Saonian: To the end of the universe my spirit flies,
arîn syiyîrevpojecîm erum so shalnen ne caea,
arîn syiyîrev -p- -o -j- -ec -îm eru -îm so shalnen ne caea
ˈɑɹɪn sjijɪˈɹɛv p o ʤ ɛk ɪm ˈɛɹu ɪm so ˈʃɑɫ̃ɛn ˈke.ɑ
part v tns epen part prsn pl n pl poss n art n
try capture PST (NULL) able 3SN PL hand PL POSS soul OBJ world
my soul's hands tried to capture the world,
Saonian: hé adàrto iil nold aše tahove pá èi,
English translation of Saonian: my spirit's wing attempts to capture the world, and
kret oraln mmelnevpokec vae syîrsenth peicál 'sa edh k'.
kret oraln mmelnev -p- -o -k- -ec vae syîrsenth peicál alun- -sa edh kae
kɹɛt ˈoɹɑɫ̃ mə̆ˈmɛɫ̃ɛv p o k ɛk ve ˈsjɪɹsɛnθ peˈkɑl ɑˈlun ɛð ke
conj adv v tns epen part prsn adv adj n mi mi adj adv
but fail to stretch PST (NULL) unable 3SN where endless distance PREV 1 this (end-where)
but it failed to stretch that infinite distance.
Saonian: bade át he lonkan nerdám yre il hem.
English translation of Saonian: but it failed to go an infinite distance.
Pas pithev sshókev mleni shalnen.
pas pithev sshókev ml-ml -ni shalnen
pɑs piˈθɛv ʃə̆ˈʃokɛv ml ni ˈʃɑɫ̃ɛn
tns v v poss prsn n
PST rest settle (intangible possession) (self) soul
My soul rested and lied down to sleep.
Saonian: Ái vóana lide, il lase.
English translation of Saonian: My spirit rests, it sleeps.
Colav vek aegîth chuna k',
colav vek aeg -îth chuna kek
koˈlɑv vɛk ɪθ ˈʧunɑ kɛk
v adv adj adj n adv
wake when three ADJ day (end-when)
It woke on the third day,
Saonian: Hé slymus ýem tu, ái vóana nólem,
English translation of Saonian: On the third day, my spirit awoke,
mmalînavad saemirv vel ide caea kel,
mmalînav -ad saemirv vel ide caea kel
mə̆ˈmɑlɪnɑv ɑd seˈmiɹv vɛl ˈidɛ ˈke.ɑ kɛl
v nom v adv adj n adv
lead REFL arrive toward center world (end-toward)
guided itself and arrived at the center of the world,
Saonian: pokotemà getrem pá èi hé meset hé adàrt ák tè,
English translation of Saonian: it guided itself and arrived in the center of the world,
vae dovae anak pacovon done pajhen so veladh kae.
vae do- vae anak pacov -on do- ne pajhen so veladh kae
ve do ve ˈɑnɑk pɑˈkov on do ˈpɑʒɛn sovɛˈlɑð ke
adv conj adv n v n conj art n adv
where SUBORD where branch find NOM SUBORD OBJ seed (end-where)
where it found a seed on a branch.
Saonian: kè il ha birdal he daúmo tu nalem.
English translation of Saonian: where it found a seed on the branch.
Jhor pajhen te yîmóth eshae.
jhor pajhen te yîmóth eshae
ʒoɹ ˈpɑʒɛn jɪˈmoθ ɛˈʃe
cop n conj adj n
EQUIV child and deep scratch
The seed was cut deep.
Saonian: Ták há birda ebmemà.
English translation of Saonian: The seed was cut open.
Vedá pajhen maruvpec ura,
vedá pajhen maruv -p- -ec ura
vɛˈdɑ ˈpɑʒɛn mɑˈɹuv p ɛk ˈuɹɑ
adv n v tns prsn n
from child flow PST 3SN water
Water flowed from the seed,
Saonian: Vašu há birdal ýar muherem,
English translation of Saonian: Water came from the seed,
t'ves diàrînev ne chi zafa; pámov.
te ves diàrînev ne chi zafa pámov
vɛs diˈʔɑɹɪnɛv ʧiˈzɑfa ˈpɑmov
conj conj v art n v
and while become OBJ stream leave
and it became a stream; it left.
Saonian: il sairto rosem týk, il yrerem èi.
English translation of Saonian: then it became a stream, it left.
Cha enîdav, vep jhor gîléth k'.
cha enîdav vep jhor gîléth kep
ʧɑ ɛnɪdɑv vɛp ʒoɹ ɡɪˈlɛθ kɛp
mood v adv cop adj adv
IMP pity because EQUIV alone (end-because)
Pity it, because it is alone.
Saonian: Il saditosii, il donin re kuàs.
English translation of Saonian: Pity it, because it is alone.

Glossary

-adnom. REFL
aegadj. three
alun-mi. PREV
anakn. branch
arînpart. try
caean. world
chamood. IMP
chipaln. sprout
chi zafan. stream
chunan. day
colavv. wake
daedadj. two
daedhadv. also
dashadan. everything
diàrînevv. become
do-conj. SUBORD
-ecprsn. 3SN
edhadj. this
eiyonn. parent
enîdavv. pity
erun. hand
eshaen. scratch
gálun-mi. PREV
gîléthadj. alone
ideadj. center
-împl. PL
ínavv. glow
-îthadj. ADJ
-j-part. able
jhorcop. EQUIV
-k-part. unable
kaban. end
kaeadv. (end-where)
kekadv. (end-when)
keladv. (end-toward)
kepadv. (end-because)
képelaiadv. (end-purpose)
kesadv. (end-while)
kretconj. but
lommavv. live
lorîthadj. alive
maruvv. wave
ml-mlposs. (intangible possession)
mmalînavv. lead
mmelnevv. stretch
neart. OBJ
-niprsn. (self)
non. it
-oepen. (NULL)
-onn. NOM
oralnadv. fail to
-p-tns. PST
pacovv. find
pajhenn. child
pajhen so veladhn. seed
pámovv. leave
pastns. PST
peicáln. distance
pithevv. rest
rîsaern. chaos
-sami. 1
saemirvv. arrive
sarposs. 3SM
sarápîvv. create
shalnenn. soul
soposs. POSS
ssaelorvv. survive
sshókevv. settle
syîrsenthadj. endless
syiyîrevv. capture
teconj. and
uran. water
vaeadv. where
vastavv. fly
veadv. ADV
vedáadv. from
vekadv. when
veladv. toward
vepadv. because
vépelaiadv. purpose
vesconj. while
yîmóthadj. tall
-yumi. phrase