Sunday, January 31, 2010

Announcing a Glos Competition!

Karo Glosa-pe,

This is the official announcement of the first Glosa Pin Literature competition. I'll admit the prize isn't much-- As a dental technician I have learned to bend wire and am using the skill to make lapel-style pins resembling the Glosa symbol.

So far I am the main judge and will be helped by Wendy Ashby from Glosa HQ in England. If anyone else would like to be a judge, contact me.

This contest is open to everyone. Please pass the news of the competition to people who may not have internet access. People can send entries to me snail- or e-mail:

GARY  R  MILLER
409  7TH  AVE  NW
MANDAN  ND  58554-2522
U  S  A

justi.miller(a)juno.com

I will send all entries to Wendy as well. Rules follow.

Saluta,
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2 0 1 0 G L O S A P I N
LITERATURE COMPETITION

To encourage everyone to write in Glosa.

GENERAL RULES

WHO may enter:
The Competition is open to everyone of all ages. Judges may not compete.

PRIZES:
The main prize is a gold-colored wire Glosa pin with certificate. One or more silver-colored wire pins with certificate will also be awarded. (See SPECIAL RULES below.)

ENTRIES:
Entries must be in Glosa. Entries must be 2000 words or less. Entries cannot contain any of the items forbidden in "Judging" below.
Entries must be received by March 31, 2010. The winners will be announced by May 30, 2010. Only one entry will be allowed per person. No corrections will be allowed.
Entries can be submitted through the Glosalist Yahoo Group (glosalist(at)yahoogroups.com), but entries are not limited to members of the Group. The judge(s) will provide other locations to which entries can be submitted as email or conventional mail. The judge(s) will try to print all entries on Glosalist for public viewing.

JUDGING:
Judging will be based on the following points:

1) Content (10 points):
Entries need not be complete works, but may be parts of works.
Entries may be fiction or nonfiction, original or translated works.
Entries will be judged for clarity and easiness of understanding.
Entries will be judged for their international appeal.
Because this competition is open to people of all ages, strong sexual content, cursing, or other language inappropriate for children is forbidden.
Any entry with a theme expressing hatred toward a particular ethnic or religious group is forbidden.

2) Vocabulary (5 points):
This is a "Glosa 1000" or "Central Glosa" (as marked in the Glosa Internet Dictionary) Competition. Using words not found in these vocabulary lists will result in lower scores from the judge(s).
The judge(s) will take into consideration that there is some variation in these vocabulary lists as translated by people of different languages and be lenient in these matters.
For names of animals, plants, minerals and chemicals: taxonomy and scientific nomenclature (often derived from Latin and Greek) will be allowed.

3) Grammar (5 points):
Good Glosa grammar such as proper use of PLU and U(N) and subject-verb-object sentence order is preferred.
Entries should rely strongly on logic and be free of idiomatic language.

SPECIAL RULES FOR THE GOLD PIN

The Gold Pin is to be awarded to the overall winner of the Competition. Only one Gold Pin will be awarded per Competition; the judge(s) will determine how to break any ties. Winners of the Gold Pin may not receive the Silver Pin in present or future Competitions. Winners of the Gold Pin will be able to win further Gold Pins in future competitions.

SPECIAL RULES FOR THE SILVER PIN

The Silver Pin is intended for the best newcomers to Glosa. Anyone who has won a Gold Pin cannot receive a Silver Pin in present or future Competitions. Anyone who has received a Silver Pin in previous competitions cannot receive a second Silver Pin, but will be able to compete for the Gold Pin. In the case of a tie, more than one Silver Pin will be awarded.



2010 LITERATURA KOMPETI
G L O S A A K U

Te sti; panto-pe este koragi de grafo per Glosa.

PLU GENERALI LEGA

QO-PE lice kompeti:
U Kompeti es lice a panto-pe de panto anua. VETO es; panto judika es in Kompeti.

PLU PREMI:
U cefa premi es u kriso-kroma Glosa aku ex metali-fi plus kon arki papira. Mo alo ma poli argenti-kroma aku ex metali-fi plus kon arki papira fu gene dona.

PLU KOMPETI PAPIRA:
Panto Kompeti papira debi es ge-grafo per Glosa. Panto papira nece habe 2000 verba alo mei. Es VETO; ali papira habe ali ra, veto in "Judika" infra ci.
Panto Kompeti papira debi es gene ante alo kron meno-3, di 31, anua 2010. Panto vikto-pe gene deklara ante meno-5, di 30, 2010. Solo mono Kompeti papira ex singu Kompeti-pe. Es VETO face plu korekti.
Pe pote bali u Kompeti papira per Yahoo Grega "Glosalist" (glosalist(a)yahoogroups.com); anti-co plu kompeti-pe ne es limita a plu membra de u-ci grega. (Pl)u judika-pe debi dona plu hetero topo; a qi pe pote bali u papira per e-posta alo more posta. (Pl)u judika fu tenta tipo panto papira a Glosalist te gene publika vide.

JUDIKA:
U judika fu habe u basi de plu seqe ra:

1) Plu in-ra (10 punktu):
Plu kompeti papira ne debi es kompleti ergo, sed lice es u mero de ergo.
Plu kompeti papira lice es imagina alo reali, origi alo ge-tranlati ergo.
Plu kompeti papira fu gene es judika kausa klari e facili de logi.
Plu kompeti papira fu gene es judika kausa internatio tira.
Ka u-ci Kompeti es lice a panto-pe de panto anua, VETO es plu in-ra de forti sexu, alo no-bene verba, alo plu difere verba no-deko ad infanto.
VETO es ali kompeti papira ko tema; qi monstra odio anti ali demo alo religio grega.

2) Plu verba (5 punktu):
U-ci es u "Glosa 1000" alo "Centra Glosa" (iso ge-sema in Glosa Inter-Reti Diktionario) Kompeti. Uti de plu difere verba; qi ne es in plu-ci verba seri, fu gene u seqe; u/plu judika debi dona u ma mikro suma.
U/plu judika debi puta; es oligo difere in plu-ci verba seri, ge-translati ex plu homi de plu hetero lingua; ka-co mu debi monstra u fo-lice de u-ci.
De plu nima de plu zoa, fito, geo-ma e kemi: Lice es plu taxonomi e skience nima (freqe ge-gene ex Latinus e Helena lingua).

3) Gramatika (5 punktu):
Korekti gramatika de Glosa, exempla, korekti uti de PLU e U(N) plus u korekti taxo de nima-akti-buta verba es boni.
Panto kompeti papira forti debi uti logika, plus es minus idio-landa lingua.

PLU IDIO LEGA DE KRISO AKU

U Kriso Aku es u premi de holo vikto de Kompeti. Es solo mo Kriso Aku tem mo kompeti. U/plu judika fu decide; per qo mode te solve plu iso suma. Es VETO; ali vikto-pe de Kriso Aku fu gene un Argenti Aku tem nu alo panto fu Kompeti. Lice es; plu vikto-pe de Kriso Aku gene plu plus Kriso Aku tem fu Kompeti.

PLU IDIO LEGA DE ARGENTI AKU

Un Argenti Aku es tende pro plu maxi boni neo-pe de Glosa. VETO es; ali-pe, qi pa pre gene u Kriso Aku, gene u plus Argenti Aku tem fu Kompeti. Es VETO; ali vikto-pe de Argenti Aku fu gene un Argenti Aku tem nu alo panto fu Kompeti, sed lice es; gene u Kriso Aku. Kaso plu iso puktu suma, ma poli de mo Argenti Aku es plu premi.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Star Trek

Although William Shatner knows a little Esperanto and once joked that STAR TREK was supposed to be in Esperanto, I believe Glosa is a more scientific language. Here's a short translation of a part of the script from the first STAR TREK movie. More info at startrek.com.

SCOTT: Cefa, mi pa spe; mi fu vide tu. Posi, tu pote sti logi plu-la obstina-pe ad Astro-Navi-fa--

KIRK: Qo-ka plu trans-me de navi ENTREPRISE ne nu es funktio, sr. Scott?

SCOTT: Na spe; u-ci es simpli u brevi-tem problema, Cefa.

KIRK: Sti sura; u-ci es tali.

SCOTT: Cefa, u navi ENTREPRISE nu-pa gene 18 meno de re-tekto e re-instrumenta. Id nece plu proba, plu tenta de funktio--

KIRK: Sr. Scott, es u xeno ra kon u destru dina ultra kredi mei tele de tri di ab u-ci planeta. U solo astro-navi, qi es proxi a tele de inkontra es u navi ENTREPRISE! Prepara alo ne, id fu sti kine po 12 horo!

SCOTT: Panto navi-pe ne pa gene sufici tem te este more de panto neo instrumenta. Plus-co plu motori, Cefa: Mu ne pa gene plu proba de flexi-spaci dina. Dona ad u-la u non-experi kapitana--

KIRK: Bi e un hemi anua iso Cefa de Ergo de Astro-Navi-fa pa posi face mi pusi no-fresko, sr. Scott-- anti-co mi ne valu se iso "non-experi." Mu pa re-dona a mi u navi.

SCOTT: "Re-dona," senior? Mi dubi; u-la pa es tali facili. Anti-co mi ne debi sti frustra ali pe, qi pote akti tali grandi ra. Id fu sti kine a-kron. Plus-co id fu es prepara.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Just, Christmas 2010, part 2

DE NORD DAKOTA
e de na

U KON-FLU DE BI FLUVI MISSOURI E XANTO-LITO

Topo nord-uest de stato Nord Dakota e veri proxi a margina ko stato Montana, bi ex plu maxi mega fluvi de Nord Amerika, Missouri e Xanto-Lito, flu kon alelo. Zero-pe ski; qo qantita de anua plu Indiana la pa veni ad alelo e akti komerci. Kron bi USA detekti-pe Lewis e Clark viagia ad area anua 1805, plu Indiana Assinaboine habe u krati la. U-la es mono ra, qi proto cirka 60 anua de mira paci e komerci inter plu Indiana e “leuko-demo.” Plu USA e Kanada civi pa akti komerci de peli ko plu Indiana. Plu fili de ambi Indiana e leuko-demo hema, ge-nima Metís, “ge-mixa” per France glosa, pa eko la.
Un USA civi e habe-pe de Amerika Peli Kompani, John Jacob Astor, pa gene tira ad area kausa komerci. An decide tekto u forti-lo, ge-nima Uni. Anti id habe in se plu arme-pe e kanona, u cefa tende de u-la forti-lo pa es komerci. Plus-co u duce-pe de id ne es un arme ofici-pe, sed habe u nima “negoti-pe.”
Plu Indiana freqe sta mu domi ex zoa derma proxi ad forti-lo oligo di, tem qi mu akti komerci. Plu rekorda la monstra; un Indiana pa pote gene u fusili kambio 9 peli de Kastora. Plu Indiana plus akti komerci kambio plu hetero nece ra, exempla plu ergo-ru e kli-te, plus plu globula; plu Indiana pa uti iso valuta. Un Indiana cefa-an pote akti u komerci te gene u forti kroma extra-ve, qi monstra un ami qalita a plu ge-Uni Stato.
U negoti-pe mono de forti-lo pa es Kenneth McKenzie. An es supra u tekto de forti-lo anua 1828. Po-co an tekto plu simila forti-lo ma tele ad uest longi fluvi Missouri. Anua 1832 u vapo-navi Xanto-Lito veni a forti-lo Uni te fero plu komerci ra, qi es u mono ex poli tali viagia. Iso anua u famo USA arti-pe George Catlin veni a forti-lo.
U negoti-pe bi pa es Alexander Culbertson. An proto u profesio anua 1837. Tem iso anua, poli Indiana morti kausa variola, pre kron u pato de leuko-demo. Culbertson tena paci per game a fe-fili, Magika-Serpenti-Gina, de cefa-an de Indiana tribu Melano-Pedi. Fe plus es u translati-pe pro Culbertson. Culbertson pa monstra veri kura de plu Indiana.
U negoti-pe tri pa es Edwin Denig. Plus an habe un Indiana sponsa, Cervus-Mikro-Gina. Denig pa grafo poli de u forti-lo e de poli Indiana. An du ergo ad anua 1856.
Anua 1856 u plus pato tem de variola itera cide poli Indiana topo area. Plu Indiana Sioux akti u viole anti forti-lo. U paci inter plu Indiana e leuko demo gene fini. Anua 1862 plu Sioux in stato Minnesota akti anti krati. Kausa an kredi; plu Sioux pa fugi a nu-tem Nord Dakota, USA milita cefa Alfred Sully akti plu viole anti plu Indiana proxi a kon-flu anua 1864. An decide tekto u ma milita forti-lo Buford proxi ad Uni. Anua 1867 plu ge-Uni Stato merka Uni, e uti u xilo te face ma mega Buford. Buford gene es mono ex panto maxi mega forti-lo topo uest. Un Indiana cefa-an pa kritici; topo forti-lo Uni an pa panto-kron gene u bene-veni— topo forti-lo Buford zero-pe volu audi an.
Kausa qo es tali subito non-interese de peli? Pre oligo anua, kriso pa gene detekti topo area de nu-tem Montana. Un USA in-milita pa kausa; un arki de plu ge-Uni Stato habe zero valuta. Ka-co plu ge-Uni Stato habe u forti nece de kriso. Plus-co u ma milita forti-lo pa gene es ma importa te alexi leuko-demo kriso-pe.
Un importa Indiana cefa Sedi-Bovi pa deklara; si an fu detekti ali leuko pe topo auto landa, an apo an derma e pende id, te panto-pe pote vide id. Faktu, an veri akti u-la. Po an es u duce-pe de u milita, qi vikto supra u milita cefa Custer, un arme forti casa Sedi-Bovi. Proto, an fugi a Kanada. Anti-co anua 1881 an re-veni a kon-flu te cede infra plu ge-Uni Stato topo Buford.
Un USA parka servi pa re-tekto u forti-lo Uni pro viagia-pe. U parka servi de stato Nord Dakota pa re-tekto u mero de forti-lo Buford e tekto un histori-do proxi ad u kon-flu de ambi fluvi.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

JUSTI, Christmas 2010 (Part 1)

(The following is a part of my JUSTI newsletter.)

STI VENI, CEFA JESU!

Na ski, An pre pa veni, kausa na du memo e celebra An veni a geo, kron An gene nati topo civita Bet-Lehem. Per plu kanta de An fu re-veni, na expresi u fide, An es u Kristo, Qi pre pa veni, e u Fili de Teo, u Patri pa bali te salva na. Per na preka, qi dice, Kristo fu sti veni, na plus memo an pre veni.

Anti-co tem u festa Veni, na plus gene u logi de An fu re-veni. Na memo An promise:

JOHANES 14: 3 Si Mi kine ab ci e prepara u topo pro vi, Mi fu itera veni e cepti vi a Se, te, topo Mi es, topo plus vi fu es.

Kausa na memo An promise, na dice u veni-tem preka de Eklesia, "Sti veni, Cefa Jesu." Plu-la lexi es inter plu fini lexi de Neo Testi. Topo fini de bibli Apokalipti, un apostola Johanes sti, na memo u promise de Jesu, An fu re-veni ko glori. Plus Johanes reakti kon u preka de fide:

APOKALIPTI 22: 20 Klu tali, sti veni, Cefa Jesu.

Un apostola plus sti, panto-pe, qi lekto u bibli, dice kon an u preka:

APOKALIPTI 22: 17 Pe, qi audi, sti dice, "Sti veni!"

Kron na dice kon apostola u preka, na sti dice, na kredi u promise de Jesu, An fu re-veni. Na dice, na dura atende An re-veni. Na memo An promise, plus na ne sto fide de id, kausa poli anua pre gene spende, po An pa kine ana ad urani.

Kron na dice, "Sti veni, Cefa Jesu," na expresi na fide, panto-ra es taxo pro An re-veni. Na memo An veni iso homi— An sakrifice de Auto bio epi kruci-ra, An ana-sta ex morta, An skende ad urani— po-co na ski, An pa akti panto nece ra te re-merka na ab na debi de kako akti anti Teo.

Na kredi, panto na kako akti pa gene pardo, kausa Jesu pa paga kausa panto mu. Na kredi, na fu gene ana ex morta te bio kon An holo-tem, kausa An pa sta ex morta e nu bio holo-tem.

Es zero-ra, qi resta de na salva. U solo ra, qi resta, es, Kristo e An ple ergo gene monstra ad holo geo, kron An re-veni ko glori.

Veni es u festa tem de hedo atende, e u tem te face plu prepara de u festa Kristo-Nati. Tem na face panto-ci ra u-ci anua, na debi memo, na panto-kron face plu prepara kausa u Veni bi de na Cefa. Te na fu memo, na debi tena in psiko e este u valu de plu promise de u veni de Jesu, e du uti u simpli preka, "Sti veni, Cefa Jesu."

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Perilo

Glosa is one of the official languages of the Republic of Perilo, a ficticious country used to practice disaster scenarios. (See perilo.net.) I appreciate the use of Glosa there, so here is the first page of the web site translated:

U REPUBLIKA DE PERILO

BENE-VENI A REPUBLIKA DE PERILO

U Republika de Perilo es u puta-me mikro-natio, ge-establi anua 2006, meno-nona, di 18 te dona un inter-reti komuni-lo te face e proba plu neo mode de u krati de plu urge e mali-fortuna acide. Ka es u puta-me komuni-lo, u Republika habe ni reali landa ni veri natura stora. Anti-co es na spe; u-ci mikro-natio fu es funktio iso u pragma, a qi poli civi ex holo geo, qi uti plu programa de Republika, veni te face e sti ma-boni plu idea e mode de ma boni prepara e reakti de plu mali-acide topo u resta de geo.

U-ci inter-reti-lo monstra panto materia de Republika de Perilo a nu. Plu plus info e dokumenta fu gene dona, kron mu gene face ex plu civi de Republika.

U Republika de Perilo existe solo per puta-me, e ne es te sti u representa-ra alo kopi de ali reali landa. Panto homi, qi participa de u face de Perilo, e de plu reakti de u-ci landa de mali-acide, es plu reali homi, ka-co un uti de plu reali nima es nece. U stato de civi de Perilo es u no-reali pragma, ka-co u-ci ne habe u semani de u muta ab civi stato, alo de u landa fide de u participa-pe ab u resta de geo.

U-ci inter-reti-lo e panto dokumenta, ge-nexu ad id, es per England lingua, mono ex bi arki lingua de Perilo. U lingua bi de Republika es Glosa, u ge-face internatio auxi lingua, ge-uti ex plu ge-nati eko-pe, e ge-monstra per u qantita de nima de plu topo.

kopi privilegi 2006, 2007, 2008 ex Walter G. Green III.
Panto privilegi es ge-tena.

Komunika ko Republika de Perilo topo
periloinfo@perilo.net

Sti nota: U Republika de Perilo ni pa, ni nu, ni fu dona alo merka plu moneta, plu posta bileta, plu dokumenta de ge-investi valuta, plu doro de pasaporta, plu titula de grandi stato, plu dokumenta de universita eduka, alo plu hetero no-reali dokumenta. Zero participa-pe es un arki-pe de banka kon oligo miliona dolara, an nece apo ab landa, ka u misteri no-ge-ski homi pa moti u-la valuta ad an banka-- na habe zero banka. Zero-pe topo Perilo morta ko valuta, pe volu dona a plu karita socia. Si tu gene u komunika de plu tali postula, u postula es falsi. Na ne ski; per qo mode na posi face ma klari u-ci-- dona a pe zero valuta kausa ali-ra de Republika de Perilo.