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Talbas phrasebook
Hello.
Qo pani, lo tili molno 'eyle.
[ˈqo ˈpa.ni, ˈlo ˈti.li ˈmol.no ˈʔej.le. ]
qo1s pani,come, lomaybe ti-li2s-acc.f molnobe_okay_with 'eyle.hope.

Formal, used by the person who's arriving. Tili changes to tine if you're talking to someone male:

Ti pani, qoyli q'ılbi.
[ˈti ˈpa.ni, ˈqoj.li ˈqʼɯl.bi. ]
ti2s pani,come, qo-li1s-acc.f q'ılbi.appreciate.

Formal, used by the person who's already there. Qoyli changes to qoyne if you're male:

Qo pani.
[ˈqo ˈpa.ni. ]
qo1s pani.come.

Informal, used by the person who's arriving.

Q'ılbi.
[ˈqʼɯl.bi. ]
q'ılbi.appreciate.

Informal, used by the person who's already there.

Sentences to Test Conlang Syntax in Talbas
17. My little kitten walked away.
Qoy yanti mondi.
[ˈqoj ˈjan.ti ˈmon.di. ]
qo-i1s-gen yan-ticat-diminutive mondi.leave.
Sentences to Test Conlang Syntax in Talbas
23. I hope the rain stops soon.
Potoy mes 'atas, qo 'eyle.
[ˈpo.toj ˈmes ˈʔa.tas, ˈqo ˈʔej.le. ]
poto-irain-gen messoon 'ata-s,stop-indf, qo1s 'eyle.hope.
Miscellaneous example sentences in Talbas
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Titi qoy ke q'ılbi, Kanleneli titi neme, tsokosesi talbas te seymeti padakas pen.
[ˈti.ti ˈqoj ˈke ˈqʼɯl.bi, ˈKan.le.ne.li ˈti.ti ˈne.me, ˈtso.ko.se.si ˈtal.bas ˈte ˈsej.me.ti ˈpa.da.kas ˈpen. ]
titi2p qo-i1s-gen kencla q'ılbi,appreciate, KanleneliConlangery titi2p neme,hear, tsokoses-iman-made-gen talbaslanguage teand se-ime-ido-er.pl-gen padakaspodcast pen.be.
Donkey Beater Story in Talbas
The donkey-beater said, “Beating is all the donkey knows, I must beat him until he learns how to behave.”
'opeyna ke talba, "ninkal 'o 'ope sinso; qo 'opemel maso, somoy soy lomi do."
[ˈʔo.pej.na ˈke ˈtal.ba, ˈniŋ.kal ˈʔo ˈʔo.pe ˈsin.so; ˈqo ˈʔo.pe.mel ˈma.so, ˈso.moj ˈsoj ˈlo.mi ˈdo." ]
'ope-inahit-er.m kencla talba,say, "ninkal"donkey 'oonly 'opehit sinso;know; qo1s 'ope-melhit-opt maso,need, somo-ibehave_properly-gen soyhow? lomilearn do."until."

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