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I did it..

Posted: 27 Feb 2018 21:12
by Parlox
I've been wondering how other people's conlang's handle the word "Because" in a phrase with a dependent clause.

:con: Lỏhondla

Su làphalo lonalalảho su nu lándlalololả, su aphilolololả.
1ST.SING reason have-PRES.IMP.SING.1ST.THEMAT-DIR-BREAK 1ST.SING 3RD.SING do-PAST.PER.SING.1ST.THEM-DIR, 1ST.SING want-PAST.PER.SING.1ST.THEMAT-DIR
I did it because i wanted to. (Lit, I have a reason i did it, i wanted to.)

Re: I did it..

Posted: 27 Feb 2018 21:50
by kiwikami
:con: Ngäliv Ëra

Khosuam nog, mu nashu khoh na rë na.
[kˣɔsʷam nɔx mɯ nasˠɯ kˣɔh na re na]
kho-thua ma na o kho mu na-thua kho o na rë na
COND-act PFV arg1 c1 arg2 COND CONJ DEO-act COND arg2 c1 PST DEO
I did it because I wanted to (do it).

Re: I did it..

Posted: 28 Feb 2018 22:37
by Reyzadren
:con: griuskant (without the conscript)

aesk ara vezh aesk skuya.
/'esk 'ara vəʒ 'esk 'skuja/
1SG do-V because 1SG want-V

Re: I did it..

Posted: 02 Mar 2018 09:15
by Iyionaku
:con: Yélian

Vat yireyai vigo yivareyai.
[vɐt ɕɨˈɾeːʃaɪ̯ ˈviːxɔ̈ ɕɨʋɐˈɾeːʃaɪ̯]
DEM PST-do-1SG because PST-VOL-do-1SG
I did it because I wanted to do it.

:con: Caelian

Rar Dyong sirussing byol sirussingbeil.
[ɾah dʲɔŋ ʒiruˈʃiŋ bʲɔl ʒiruʃiŋˈbɛɪ̯l]
1SG.NOM DEM.ACC PST-do.1SG>3SG because do.1SG>3SG-VOL
I did it because I wanted to do it.

:con: Ular

我由为得想前去得做有。
Lăn phárnùng tā ãw pājlhù tā lhó jù.
1SG because TOP want therefore TOP do PST
Because I wanted it, I did it.

:con: Bath'aso

Spħezt ishtib khek tozob.
[spˤɛzt ˈiʂtib kʰɛk ˈtʌzɔb]
because want=1SG.ABS PERF do=1SG.ABS
Because I wanted it, I did it.

Re: I did it..

Posted: 02 Mar 2018 22:33
by Void
:con: Sarana

Sidhmir nemes azgan õzmaghor.
[ˈsiðmir ˈne̞me̞s ˈɑzgɑn ˈɨzmɑʁo̞r]
do-1SG.PERF DIST-ACC because want-1SG.PERF-SUBR
I did it because I wanted to.

Re: I did it..

Posted: 05 Mar 2018 06:01
by Imralu
:tan: Swahili

Nilifanya kwa sababu nilitaka (kufanya hivyo).
ni-li-fany(a) kwa sababu ni-li-tak(a) (ku-fany(a) hivyo)
1S-PST-do INST cause(CL9)1S-PST-want (INF(CL15)-do DEM.MED.CL8)
I did it because I wanted (to do so).

Re: I did it..

Posted: 25 Mar 2018 14:46
by marvelous
:con: Setasutic

Image

I did it because I wanted to.
Pokuf kü pokufcot.
/poˈkuf ky po.kufˈʈʂot/
poku-f kü poku-f-cot
do-1SG.PST because do-1SG.PST-want

Re: I did it..

Posted: 10 Apr 2018 22:32
by k1234567890y
:con: Lonmai Luna

se lim alor pole se daler lim alor.
1.SG do that.NEUT.PRON because 1.SG want do that.NEUT.PRON
I did it because i wanted to.

Re: I did it..

Posted: 11 Apr 2018 10:15
by Lao Kou
Image Géarthnuns

Sí lé, vaçte sí lé hereçkeveçö (ba dravnath) üraf sho, hereçkeveçö hedravnath.
1SG-NOM AUX.PAST, because 1SG-NOM AUX.PAST thus (PTCL do) want PTCL, thus do-CONCL
I did it because I wanted to.



Image Japoné語

私 oué j'ga l'au 為ta parce que j'ga 欲cchitéta l'au 為rë.
Ouétachi oué j'ga l'au chita parce que j'ga hocchitéta l'au sourë.
1SG TOP 1SG=NOM 3SG=ACC do-PAST because 1SG=NOM want-PROG.PAST 3SG=ACC do-INF
I did it because I wanted to.

Re: I did it..

Posted: 16 Jun 2020 21:33
by Parlox
:con: Gondolan

Mir vasêl kliöt ornsêl.
/mĩɹ̠ ˈva.sɛʟ ˈkli.əθ̠ ˈo̜ɹ̠n.sɛʟ/
[1ST.ABS.SING do-PAST.ACT TEL.because desire-PAST.ACT]
I did it because I wanted to.

Gondolan, being a pro-drop language, can reduce the above sentence to...

Vasêl kliöt ornsêl.
/ˈva.sɛʟ ˈkli.əθ̠ ˈo̜ɹ̠n.sɛʟ/
[ do-PAST.ACT TEL.because desire-PAST.ACT]
I did it because I wanted to.

Re: I did it..

Posted: 16 Jun 2020 23:03
by Pabappa
:con: Poswa:
Tobi tobopombi.
deed-1P.PAST deed-1P-ACC-Ø-1P-LOC-1P.PAST
I did it because I wanted to do it.

This is the kind of construction that I love Poswa so much for. I mean, it sounds like i literally just quoted Shakespeare, even down to the syllable rhythm, but I didnt pick the root /tob-/ on purpose or the length of the words. I could do the same thing with any verb: pupupi pupupopombi "i looked behind it because i wanted to look behind it." .... i could say that -_-p-_mb-_ is a verb suffix where all three vowels are commonly the same, and tense is marked only on the outermost of the three. But the persons can change, too: tobi tobopembul "i did it because you wanted me to do it", etc.

Poswa does not have a standalone word for "because", so it must always come attached to some verb.

Re: I did it..

Posted: 27 Jun 2020 10:14
by Dormouse559
Silvish handles "because" much like English does. The phrase it uses is pa s' ke, which is pa "by" plus a subordinator.

Image Silvish

Jh' l' e feâ pa s' ke jh' lo voli ffèrï.
[ʒləˈfjɛː pa.ske.ʒlo.vo.liˈfɛ.ʁi]
1S.NOM 3S.ACC have.1S do-PST_PTCP by PRO SBRD 1S.NOM 3S.ACC.M want-IPF-1S do-INF

I did it because I wanted to.


:lat: :eng: Romanglic

Ego's desire caused ego's action.

Re: I did it..

Posted: 03 Jul 2020 06:32
by Mándinrùh
Image Atili:
So vosed, vahyus.
So vose-d vah-yus
it want-CVB.CAUS do-1.INAN.PFV
"Wanting it, I did it."

Atili makes use of one of its converbs to achieve this meaning. It does also have a word kwan "because," but it is not used when the subordinate and matrix clauses have the same subject.

Re: I did it..

Posted: 04 Jul 2020 20:43
by Void
:con: Θrūvaṛvāma / Thurvic

Suθâfrahin suθágiquṭ.
[suˈθɑːɸrɑxin suˈθɑʁiqutʼ]
1SG.SUBJ>INAN.INDEF.OBJ-do-N.FUT-PRF 1SG>INAN.INDEF.OBJ-want-N.FUT-PLUPRF
"I did it because I wanted to."

Re: I did it..

Posted: 01 Aug 2020 14:46
by littlesalmon
:con: itota itiko

ilaki moni taja tasa isa tasiti taja tasa isa.
['iɫäkʲi 'ɱonʲi 'tajä 'tasä 'isä 'tasʲɪtʲi 'tajä 'tasä 'isä]

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ilak-i             mon-i             taj-a tas-a     isa    tasi-ti   taj-a tas-a     isa
cause-VM[PST;IPRF] want-VM[PST;IPRF] I-NM  action-NM NOUNIF do-one;VM I-NM  action-NM NOUNIF
Me wanting (the) action was causing me doing (the) action.

NM, VM and ADJM = noun marker, verb marker and adjective/adverb marker.
NOUNIF = nounification particle, it makes the previous sentence a noun (for example: I sleep -> the act of me sleeping)
The language is primarily head-initial, and the word order is VSO. There is no present tense, and past imperfect is commonly used instead.

Re: I did it..

Posted: 04 Aug 2020 13:42
by Iyionaku
:con: Paatherye

ओकु यज़ कीसू जा खीते दयोठी.
Ēku yas kīsū jā khīte dayēthī.
[ok jas ˈkiːsuː d͡ʒaː xiːt ðaˈjosiː]
1SG.NOM AUX.AOR.1SG do.PP 3SG.FEM.ACC because want.OPT.IPF.1SG
I did it because I wanted to.