Saturday, December 17, 2011

Merry Christmas!



by Barbara Jo Miller


Lord of creation, Redeemer of all-
Asleep in a manger? Bedded down in the straw?
I kneel here amazed that You lay Your crowned head
Where slobbering cattle so recently fed.


Why did You choose it, this place dark and small?
You could stay any place, any at all.
And yet You have chosen THIS place- small and dark-
Out of all the universe. You stay in MY heart.


ex Barbara Jo Miller


Tu, Cefa e Salva-pe de panto-ra-
Tu somn epi fenu la- in sito-va!
O, Tu regi kefa- Sti genu! Sti mira!-
La, topo plu bovi ko limo pa vora.


Tu elekti u-ci, skoto topo, pro qo?
Tu pot eko ali-lo ex panto-lo.
O, anti-co Tu pa elekt eko CI
Ex panto-lo- Tu nu du eko in MI!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

International Mountain Day


www.fao.org/mnts/en


   /\     /\     /\
  /\/\   / O\   /  \
 /    \ /    \ /   /\


     11 December
    International
    MOUNTAIN DAY
        2011
MOUNTAINS AND FORESTS


   /\     /\     /\
  /\/\   / O\   /  \
 /    \ /    \ /   /\
        12-11
     Internatio
      MONTI DI
        2011
  PLU MONTI E SILVA


UN INTERNATIO MONTI DI


Un Internatio Monti Di es un okasio de krea ski de u bio importa de plu monti, tende sti importa plu boni okasio e nece de monti boni, e tende face plu socia; qi fu sti boni muta a plu geo monti e alti tera.


Plu ge-Uni Natio Generali Unio pa dona u nomina po di 11 meno 12 anua 2003 "un Internatio Monti Di." U decide es u seqe ex u sucede de Un UN Internatio Monti Anua 2002; qi sti ma mega u ski de u monti importa e un establi de plu landa akti grega topo 78 landa, e sti ma forti plu socia grega per avanti u krea de Un Internatio Monti-Area Dura Progresi Socia-fa; ge-ski "U Monti Socia-fa" (WSSD, Johannesburg, Deutschland, 2002-09-02). U Sito e Kulti Organi (FAO) pa es u cefa kon-ergo agenti de Un Internatio Monti Anua, e es ge-komanda de duce un Internatio Monti Di obe.


U Nu-Anua Internatio Monti Di tema fu sti centra plu Monti e Silva. Id buta es sti ski un importa de plu monti silva e mu relatio in natura eko-nomi, e plus si ma boni plu meteo-muta okasio.


Plu sani monti silva es fo-nece a geo eko sani. Mu du alexi plu pluvi area; qi dona plu minus-sali hidro a ma poli de hemi ex panto homi. Mu plus es un eko-lo de ultra-numera agrio zoa, dona nutri e sito a plu monti demo, e dona plu importa xilo e no-xilo produkti. Anti-co topo poli geo mero plu monti silva nu gene ma mega risko, e plu silva apo topo plu jungla monti silva du kresce per mira tako. U silva alexi e sti sura; mu habe kura kulti, es un importa proto a dura monti boni.


Per sti liga nu-anua Internatio Monti Di a Un Internatio Silva Anua 2011, na pote gene plu boni ex nu-tem internatio atenta, e plus sti centra u tema, tem sti plu komunika akti e produkti, tende face u ma boni sti-atenta ergo. Na po mikro tem monstra plus tema info, e dice u kla de plu ergo; qi dona a plu komunika-ma.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Windy Nights




WINDY NIGHTS
by Robert Louis Stevenson


Whenever the moon and stars are set,
Whenever the wind is high,
All night long in the dark and wet,
A man goes riding by.
Late in the night when the fires are out,
Why does he gallop and gallop about?


Whenever the trees are crying aloud,
And ships are tossed at sea,
By, on the highway, low and loud,
By at the gallop goes he.
By at the gallop he goes, and then
By he comes back at the gallop again.


PLU VENTI NOKTU
ex Robert Louis Stevenson


Tem luna e panto astro es apo,
Tem holo venti es forti,
Tem noktu in forti pluv e skoto,
Un andro kin ultra domi.
Mega tem noktu, tem piro es sto,
An equs du drom e du dromo.


Plus-co tem dendro du forti voci,
Plu navi gene klina,
La epi strata ko forti soni,
An kine ultra per dromo.
An kine ultra per dromo.  Po-co
An itera re-kine per dromo.


(Latino sine flexione:)



NOCTES VENTOSO
de Robert Louis Stevenson


Quando luna et astros abito,
Quando vento fac sono valente,
Toto nocte, obscuro et humido,
Homine certo praeteri.
Nocte sero, cum ignes exhausto,
Pro que illo curre per equo rapido?


Quando omne arbore exclama,
Et naves es jacto ad mare,
Prae, circa via, forte et claro,
Prae, illo curre per equo.
Illo curre per equo, nunc etiam
Prae, illo veni iterum per equo.



Monday, November 21, 2011

Sti Logi


IS GLOSA PUNCTUATION DIFFERENT THAN ENGLISH PUNCTUATION?

Short answer:  The semicolon (;) should be used to introduce subordinate clauses.

Long answer:

Subordinate clauses are sentences that are joined to other sentences and further describe one element of the main sentence.  Some examples:

It was Scotty.  +  He operated the transporter.  =
It was Scotty, who operated the transporter.
(The phrase after the comma describes Scotty.)
Pa es Skoti; qi pa akti u trans-me.

The president said it.  +  The society is out of money.  =
The president said (that) the society was out of money.
Un ante-sedi-pe pa dice; panto valuta de plu socia pa gene spende.

The lady will marry a man.  +  She saw him on a ship.  =
The lady will marry the man (whom) she saw on a ship.
U gina fu game ad un andro; (qi) fe pa vide in navi.

So what do you do when you really need a semicolon?  Most Glosists still use a semicolon.  I prefer to start a new sentence instead, although sometimes a double dash (—) conveys the meaning better.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Conversation with an Alien

A CONVERSATION WITH AN ALIEN
>U Dice ko Planeta Xeno-pe


The following is a conversation from STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK. Following the conversation is my linguistic analysis of the alien's grammar.
> U seqe ra es un inter-dice ex filma ASTRO-VIAGIA III: U CERKA DE SPOCK. Po inter-dice es mi lingua-skience lisi de gramatika de planeta xeno-pe.


* * *


(Dr. McCoy sits alone at a table in a bar inside a space station. A suspicious-looking alien with large ears approaches.)
> (Iatri McCoy sedi solo topo tabla in alkoholi-lo in spaci statio. U suspekti planeta xeno-pe ko bi mega oti kine ad an.)


A: Your planet (1) welcome.
> Tu planeta boni veni.


M: I think that's my line, stranger.
> Mi doxo; mi debi dice a tu u-la.


A: Oh, forgive. I here am new. But you are known being McCoy from ENTERPRISE.
> O, pardo. Mi ci es neo. Anti-co tu es ge-ski; es McCoy ex ENTERPRISE.


M: You have me at a disadvantage, sir.
> Tu ski mi, sed mi ne ski tu, sinior.


A: Oh, my name (1) not important. You seek I. Message received. Available ship stands by.
> O, mi nomina ne importa. Tu cerka mi. Bali-ra ge-gene. Ge-prepara navi atende (2).


M: How much and how soon?
> Qo preci e qo kron?


A: How soon, is (1) now. How much, is (1) where.
> Qo kron es nu. Qo preci es topo.


M: Somewhere in the Mutara Sector.
> Uno-lo in lisi-lo Mutara.


A: Oh, Mutara restricted. Take permits many. Money more.
> O, Mutara sub-veto. Nece plu lice poli. Valuta ma mega.


M: There aren't going to be any @#$%&@ (3) permits. How can you get a permit to do a #$%& (3) illegal thing? Look. Price you name, money I got.
> Fu es zero lice. Tu sio pote gene u lice de akti u veto ra per qo mode? Tu deklara u preci, mi habe u valuta.


A: Place you name, money I name, otherwise bargain no.
> U topo tu deklara, u valuta mi deklara, alo-co un akorda no.


M: All right, @#$% (3) it. It's Genesis. The name of the place we're going to is Genesis.
> Fini-co, es Genesis. U nomina de topo; na kine a, es Genesis.


A: Genesis!
> Genesis! 


M: Yes, Genesis. How can you be deaf with ears like that?
> Ja, Genesis. Tu pote es non-audi-pote per qo mode ko bi oti homo mu?


A: Genesis allowed, is (1) not. Is planet forbidden.
> Genesis lice es no. Es u planeta veto.


M: Look, my backwards friend, Genesis may be planet forbidden, but I'm &@#$ (3) well-
> Sti logi, mi no-tekno ami, Genesis posi es "planeta veto," (4) anti-co mi forti- 


(Dr.McCoy is arrested by Star Fleet for talking about a what was supposed to be secret.)
> (Iatri McCoy gene rapi ex Astro Navi-fa kausa dice de ofici kripti ra.)


* * *


First a general note: The alien tends to put the most important word last in his sentences. I have often noticed that highly inflected languages (for example, Russian) do this. The reason? Let's face it: We humans like to hear ourselves talk, and we like to get people to pay attention to us. This alien must be as conceited as we are. 
> Proto u generali nota: U xeno-pe more moti u maxi importa verba u fini in frase. Mi freqe nota; plu forti verba-muta lingua (exempla: Rosija) akti u-ci. Kausa qo? Na debi ski: Na homi hedo audi auto dice, plus-co na hedo sti; plu hetero homi sti atenta a na. U xeno-pe debi es iso auto-fili de na. 


(1) The verb BE tends to be missing, except in expressing impersonal statements, that is, where it means "there is" or "it is." I have noticed people with Russian accents speaking English do the same. Many Earth languages skip the word IS when its meaning is obvious. 
> U verba ES ne more es la, excepti in plu no-persona frase; u-ci es, topo u signifi es "il es." Mi pa nota; plu homi ko Rosija dice-soni; qi dice England lingua, akti iso. Poli Geo lingua du linqi u verba ES, kron u signifi es klari. 


(2) Here the alien uses terms that are part of the technology of communication. Seemingly he is used to such talk, as a ship's captain would be.
> Ci u xeno-pe uti plu frase; qi es plu mero de tekno komunika. Feno, an este more de tali dice, iso u kapitano de navi debi es.


(3) I do try to keep this a family site. STAR TREK IV stated that using such language is "illogical." I wish other STAR TREK episodes had conformed.
> Mi tenta tena; u-ci inter-reti-lo es pro famili. ASTRO VIAGIA IV deklara; uti tali dice es no-logika. Mi desira; plu hetero monstra de ASTRO VIAGIA pa sio monstra akorda.


(4) Dr.McCoy resorts to using the alien's sentence order here. Note that although the alien does not use good English sentence order (SUBJECT, VERB, OBJECT), I don't think any English speaker has a difficult time understanding him.
> Iatri McCoy tenta uti u verba taxo de xeno-pe ci. Sti nota; anti u xeno-pe ne boni uti u sistema de plu England-lingua verba (NOMINA-VERBA, AKTI-VERBA, BUTA-VERBA), mi ne doxo; ali England-lingua-pe este no-facili de logi an.


CONCLUSION:


If this really were the 23rd century, I would say that the alien's own language is an inflected one. He is intelligent enough to realize that inflection is not absolutely important to communication, judging by the lack of inflections he uses in English.
> Si u-ci sio reali es un hekto-anua 23, mi dice; u nati lingua de xeno-planeta-pe habe verba-muta. An es sufici intelige de ski; verba-muta ne es holo nece de komunika, judika per u minus de gramatika; an uti in England lingua.


Realizing that this is just acting, the actor did well with his technique of saving the most important word for the end of the sentence. This produced a feeling of suspense.
> Ski; u-ci es simpli drama: U drama-pe boni akti per mode de tena u maxi importa verba topo fini de frase. U-ci sti un este de excite atende.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Cisco Kid

I have put the original O.Henry story that the TV series CISCO KID was based on on glosalist@yahoogroups.com, so here I put information about the TV series itself. This is a translation of a Wikipedia article.


U CISCO JUVE-AN


U CISCO JUVE-AN es u hemi-horo Amerika bovi-an tele-vide seri ko Duncan Renaldo, maxi importa drama-pe, e ko Leo Carillo, sti-ridi auxi-pe Pancho. Cisco e Pancho drama plu krimi-pe, ge-volu de rapi kausa plu no-klari krimi, sed feno es a plu pove-pe homo Robin-Hood-pe; qi dona auxi a plu vulga-pe, tem plu polica feno es krimi, alo ne volu dona auxi. Id plus es u proto TV seri, ge-rekorda per panto kroma, anti simpli oligo vide-pe vide id tali pre plu anua 1960.


U centra karakteri-pe pa gene krea ex u USA brevi-stori-pe O.Henry in "Un Equs-an Mode," ge-presa anua 1907 in kolekti U KARDIA DE UEST. Radio, tele-vide e kinema pa monstra u Cisco Juve-an homo u hero Mexico equs-an. Anti-co in stori u Juve-an es ze-Espana e u veri ultra-norma severi krimi-pe. U karakteri-pe gene muta a radio drama U CISCO JUVE-AN anua 1942-1955. Jackson Beck akti u cefa karakteri 1942-1945, e Jack Mather 1946-1955.


U TV seri gene face anua 1949 ex ZIV PRODUCE topo bovi-lo de Ray Corrigan topo Simi Valley topo sub-stato Ventura, California. Renaldo, u nati-pe de Espana, e Carrillo, u nati-pe de civita Los Angeles, pa es u proto tele-vide-pe ex Espana geneti. (Desi Arnaz, Sr, ex Cuba es per tele-vide ko sponsa e ko-tele-vide-fe Lucille Ball in MI AMO LUCY po mono anua.) Kron u seri proto, Carrillo pre habe 70 anua, Renaldo 46. U mero ex u ridi-ma de seri gene monstra per Carrillo ero-dice per England lingua. U karakteri frase de Pancho, kron gene amusa ex Renaldo, es u lento "O, Ciiisco!" Plu vide-pe plus gene ski de bi equs de karakteri-pe, Diablo de Cisco e Loco de Pancho....


U CISCO JUVE-AN gene nomina anua 1953 pro premi Emmy pro infanti programa. Anua 1955, id es u maxi ge-amo tele-vide seri inter plu USA infanti.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Justi, 2011 Reformation, part 2

DE NORD DAKOTA
 e de na


U FERU-VIA HISTORI-LO DE MINOT


(U seqe es u translati de railroadmuseumofminot.org.)


-Bene-veni


U bene-veni ex Feru-Via Histori-lo de Minot. Na es u no-profita organi, ge-centra de tena e avanti plu area e holo-geo feru-via.


Na es topo centra de civita Minot, Nord Dakota, plus panto homi pote visita na 10:00-14:00 singu di-seti.


Place dice ko na de plu idio visita alo festa.


-Proto Pagina


U Feru-Via Histori-lo de Minot pa gene establi anua 1986, u mero ex u Nord-Dakota 100-Anua Festa topo na civita. Un Histori-lo gene sistema, tende tena un histori de plu feru-via; plu via de qi es trans Nord Dakota e holo landa.


U Feru-Via Histori-lo de Minot es u tena-lo de plu interese histori feru-via paleo-ra, klude u veri Burlington-Nord Tako Vagona, u vagona; plu ergo-pe uti de viagia longi plu feru-via.


Un Histori-lo du gene re-neo. Plu neo e excite skope gene krea e monstra a panto visita-pe proxi panto setimana. Po mikro, un holo neo libela de histori-do fu es skope a panto visita-pe, plus, grati kausa plu forti ergo ex Roger Burchill, u Facili-e-Doro-ka Duce-pe, ko an grega ex plu volu-pe, u bibli-ka de lekto plu ge-stora materia de Histori-lo, alo simpli de sedi e skope u vidio, fu es la.


Un Histori-lo dona a panto-anua homi u libe e bene-veni peri-lo, plus visita ad Histori-lo es GRATIS! Un Histori-lo gene uti kausa plu valuta profita, ge-gene per u Magika-Civita Tako-Trena topo Roosevelt Parka, e kausa plu libe-volu doro.


-U Magika-Civita Tako-Trena


U Magika-Civita Tako-Trena ofici es a panto visita-pe. U Trena kine 13:00-16:45 seti di singu setimana. Plu kosta de viagia per Trena es:


Mei poli de 5 anua: Gratis ko kosta viagia-pe
5 anua e ma poli: $3.00
Plu paleo-pe: $2.00


Na hedo atende viagia plu feru-via de Roosevelt Parka ko vi.


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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Justi, 2011 Reformation, part 1



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         \_ ,,_/           |_|  PER AN FILO              | - \ | / - |
           / \                                            \( _\|/_ )/
          \__/ (kolumba)            (kruci, kardia, flori) \ _____ /


================= 2011 ================ U Luther Re-Forma ==================






 U SOLO NECE RA


U Sankti Spiritu es homo u venti es. Pe ne ski; u venti kine ab qo topo, alo id kine a qo topo, anti-co tu vide id fo-mega seqe po id pasa.


U lukta de gene cepti ex Teo pa duce Martin Luther a Kristo Bibli. U-ci es u viagia in Kristo Bibli; qi duce an a Kristo, e a mira salva per Teo Boni-Info.


Tem u-ci Re-Forma Festa, mi gene memo de un histori de Maria e Marta:


LUKA 11: 38 Acide: kron mu kine ad ante, An kine in u certa viki. U gina, per nomina Marta cepti An in fe domi. 39 Fe habe u sibi, ge-nomina Maria; qi audi An dice, po sedi para Jesu pedi. 40 Marta este turba de poli servi. Po veni, fe dice: Cefa, qe es zero kura a Tu; mi sibi pa lase; solo mi dona servi? Ka-co dice a fe, so fe fu dona auxi a mi. 41 Jesu dice a fe u reakti: Marta, Marta, tu este kura e turba de poli ra. 42 Es u nece de mono ra. Maria pa elekti boni mero; qi ne fu gene apo ab fe.


Jesu sti importa; u solo nece ra es sedi para An pedi, tende audi An plu verba. U Sankti Spiritu sti; sankti homi de Teo pa grafo panto verba de Kristo Bibli:


2 PETRO 1: 21 Teo dice zero-kron veni per volu de homi. Anti-co plu sankti homi de Teo, ge-sti per Sankti Spiritu, pa dice.


U Kristo Bibli pote sti tekno de salva ab Teo puni:


2 TIMOTEO 3: 15 Po infanti tem, tu ski plu Sankti Grafo; qi pote sti sofi tu de salva kausa kredi; qi es per Kristo Jesu.


U mode de gene u ski de Jesu, plus de kredi de An, es stude e audi u Kristo Bibli. U Re-Forma ergo de Luther pa gene proto- plus establi- topo stude de Teo Kristo Bibli, e de volu de audi plu ra, u Kristo Bibli dice. Na stude de Kristo Bibli tro facili gene es no-klari, kausa na este kura e turba de poli ra.


U bio es u ra ex plu elekti, na este es importa. Kron Jesu petitio; qe An stude-pe fu lase An, Petro dice:


JOHANE 6: 68 Cefa, na kine a qo-pe? Tu habe plu verba de holo-tem bio.


Solo Jesu habe plu verba de holo-tem bio.


(Ti pote detekti u supra lekto e ma poli per England lingua gratis topo www.lutheranspokesman.com)


____
|   \ ___  ___  ___  Filo kausa fide, sura ne vi, du salva vi.
| - |/ _ \| (_)/ _ \ U-ci es u doro ex Teo, ne kausa vi akti.
|__/ \___/|_|  \___/ Kausa-co zero-pe pote dice bombasti. (Efesus 2:8,9)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Who Has Seen the Wind



WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND?
by Christina G.Rosetti


Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing through.


Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads
The wind is passing by.


Qo-pe pa vide u venti?
Ne mi, e sura ne vi:
Kron plu folia pende tremulo,
U venti nu kine a ci.


Qo-pe pa vide u venti?
Ne vi, e sura ne mi:
Kron plu dendro klina plu kefa,
U venti du kin ultra ci.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sti Logi

SOME GLOSA WORDS SEEM DIFFICULT TO PRONOUNCE.  WHY?

Short answer:  Every language has distinctive consonant clusters.  Glosa has inherited its from Latin and Greek.  Many other languages have inherited them too.

If there is one thing I can add to the textbooks to make the pronunciation simpler:

One thing that irks me at Christmas time is when I hear the Latin GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO, and the choir pronounces EXCELSIS “eks-tchel-sees.”  It should be pronounced “ek-shel-sees.”  The S-sound from the X combines with the soft C to produce the SH-sound.

Glosa follows the pronunciation rules of Italian and Church Latin.  They don't go for such difficult consonant clusters.  I think this will make the following words a little easier to pronounce:

excele
excepti
excesi
excite

I also pronounce PLUS-CO “ploo-shoh,” EX CIVITA “ek-shee-vee-tah,” etc.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Justi, 2011 Trinity, part 2

GRAMINI-LANDA HISTORI DE HUGH GLASS


De panto histori de forti e koragi; qi habe origi ex na neo gramini-landa, un histori de Hugh Glass es mono ex plu maxi nota.

Hugh es u detekti-pe, casa-pe, Indiana-pugna-pe e viagia-pe. An es proxi a meso bio, kron an pa signatura se ko William H. Ashley e Andrew Henry topo civita Saint Louis kron proto de anua 1823, tende kine longi fluvi Missouri, e kapti e casa plu zoa. Andrew Henry kine trans tera longi Grandi Fluvi a fluvi Xanto-Lito [Yellowstone].

Post oligo di, tem tenta detekti plu sito zoa ab resta de grega (proxi a nu-tem civita Lemmon, Sud Dakota), un ursus horribilis ko plu ju-ursus subito kine anti Hugh. Pre an pote sistema u presa-ru epi fusili-me, un ursus leva an, e bali an a tera. An habe simpli u seka-ru; an uti, tem an lukta kon ursus. Tem u koleri ursus bate e fo-frika an per bi forti pedi, Hugh itera e itera daga per seka-ru. Bi lukta bio-ra kade a tera, tem Hugh es vikto, sed deino noku e ma morta de vive. Po audi plu voci de auxi, an ko-pe veni e tegu plu vulna per maxi posi boni mode, e atende an morta.

Po longi tem, tem volu sti tako mu ante a Xanto-Lito, Henry petitio; plu volu-pe sto kine, a-kron Hugh es morta, e po u-la in-tera an soma. Ko promise de gene valuta, John S. Fitzgerald e Jim Bridger; qi habe 19 anua, dice un akorda de resta. An stato feno es tali minus spe; mu proto fosi an tafo. Anti-co, pre mu pote ple klu u-la ultima favo, u grega ex non-ami Indiana veni. Mu prende u fusili-me, seka-ru e plus ra, e tako fugi tende uni ko resta de mu grega, tem lase; Hugh fu lose bio.

Hugh fini gene vigla-- a deino cirka-sta. An ami pa lase an, kausa-co an sti u jura; an fu cide mu. An es solo, minus arma, klu minus daga-ru, e 300 kilo-metra ab Forti-lo Kiowa, u maxi proxi eko-lo. An habe u ge-frakti poda, e plu vermi es in plu vulna. Un ursus pa skizo tali mega dermi ab an dorsa, an pote palpa auto plu kosta.

Es excesi risko de kine longi u fluvi Grandi kausa plu non-ami Indiana, kausa-co kine per plankto-ru es no-posi. Hugh re-fixa auto poda, e face u moti-ru pro id tende trakto se per bi braki artri e mono genu. An habe epi se u dermi de ursus; per qi an ami pa tegu an, tende asilu e kripti se. An proto repti 09-09, tem an buta es u fluvi Cheyenne, 160 kilo-metra a sud.

U febri e plu no-puri vulna akti anti an, e freqe lase; an es minus este. Uno-kron an lose este, e gene vigla, e detekti u mega ursus horribilis supra an. U-la zoa feno veni ad an kausa un ursus dermi. Tem Hugh kumbe perfekti no-moti epi dorsa, un ursus bali u dermi ab an dorsa, e proto glosa plu vulna ko vermi. U-la posi tena Hugh ab plus no-puri e morta. Po-co an re-proto an algo viagia, plu puta de puni anti an ami; qi pa lase morta an, e kine ultra an.

Hugh veni a fluvi Cheyenne po bi meno. La an doxo sufici imuni de viagia per fluvi. An face u krudi Indiana navi ex u ge-kade dendro, pulsa id ad hidro, e proto plankto longi fluvi Cheyenne e po u-la fluvi Missouri. Po oligo di de sub facili viagia, an fini veni ad imuni topo forti-lo Kiowa.

An re-gene sani, e po-co an tenta detekti bi andro; qi pa lase morta an. An detekti Jim Bridger; qi pa kresce a matura andro, topo peli-negoti domi topo fluvi Xanto-Lito proxi ad uni ko fluvi Mega-Kerati [Big Horn]. An ne cide Bridger kausa an pa es no-matura. Po-co an tenta detekti Fitzgerald, e po longi detekti an, e gene u ski; an pa uni se kon arme. Hugh plus ne cide an, kausa cide un USA milita-pe kausa u severi puni.

Hugh fini re-veni a landa proxi nord fluvi Missouri kron blasto-tem anua 1828, e eko la a fini de bio. An bio gene fini tem plu proto de anua 1833, kron Hugh e bi ami proto kine longi ge-glaci fluvi Xanto-Lito de viagia de casa e kapti plu zoa. An pa kine simpli oligo kilo-metra ex forti-lo, kron u vaga grega ex plu Indiana Arikara salta anti mu ab litora, ko-co Hugh Glass; qi pa gene es famo-pe tem auto bio, ultima kade morta para bi ami.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Justi, Trinity 2011, part 1


Plu arkeo Kristo-pe pa elekti u kloro kroma iso u kroma de Tri-Unita (Patri-Teo, Fili-Teo, Sakri Spiritu), kausa mu doxo; Tri-Unita es u tem de kresce. Kausa-co sti lekto plu infra qestio. Tu pote detekti u korekti reakti in plu Kristo-Bibli mero infra mu.

1. Teo __________; mi habe un holo-tem bio.
 a. volu; mi ski
 b. ne dice
 c. ne sura ski

2. Un holo-tem bio topo Urani es __________ .
 a. u gratis doro
 b. u ra; de qi mi nece ergo
 c. u ra; mi fu zero-kron pote habe

3. Tende merito un holo-tem bio, Teo dice; mi nece es __________ .
 a. justi
 b. sincere
 c. perfekti

4. Panto homi es __________ .
 a. freqe boni
 b. natura kako
 c. neutra de justi

5. U ra; panto homi pa merito ex Teo es __________ .
 a. un holo-tem morta
 b. u tenta bi
 c. u qantita de puni

6. Teo volu; panto homi __________ .
 a. gene salva
 b. kine a hades
 c. gene morta e resta morta

7. Jesu Kristo pa es __________ .
 a. Teo
 b. Teo e un homi
 c. un homi

8. Kron Jesu pa gene morta, An paga de __________ mi kako akti anti Teo.
 a. panto
 b. zero
 c. u mero de

9. Un holo-tem bio es de mi, kron mi __________ .
 a. habe u sufici justi bio
 b. kredi; Jesu pa morta pro mi
 c. akti u maxi posi boni ergo

10. Fide de Jesu es __________ de gene es topo Urani.
 a. u posi mode
 b. zero mode
 c. u solo mode

1. 1 JOHANES 5: 13 Mi grafo panto-ci ra a vi; qi kredi de u nima de Fili de Teo, tende vi pote ski; vi habe un holo-tem bio.
2. ROMA 6: 23 U doro ex Teo es un holo-tem bio kausa Jesu Kristo na Cefa.
3. MATEU 5: 48 Kausa-co es perfekti, iso vi Urani Patri es perfekti.
4. ROMA 3: 23 Panto-pe pa akti kako, e es no-sufici de Teo glori.
5. ROMA 6: 23 U paga ex plu kako akti es morta.
6. 1 TIMOTEUS 2: 4 Teo volu; panto homi gene salva, e veni a ski de veri.
7. ROMA 9: 5 Ab-kron na patri-arki-pe, na detekti un homi patri de Kristo; qi es Teo supra panto, e na holo-tem latri.
8. 1 JOHANES 1: 7 Un hema de Jesu An Fili du puri na ab panto kako akti.
9. JOHANES 3: 36 Panto-pe; qi habe fide de Fili, habe un holo-tem bio.
10. AKTI 4: 12 Na detekti salva per zero plus pe, kausa es zero plus nomina infra urani, ge-dona a panto homi; per qi na gene salva.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Blissymbolics

www.blissymbolics.org


Some have proposed using Blissymbolics as an international language.  A disadvantage would be that you can't hear it on the radio.


 INTERNATIO BLISS-SEMA KOMUNIKA


Boni-veni a BCI.






Plu Bliss-Sema es u sema, pikto lingua; qi es ge-krea ex proxi 4500 ge-arki sema-- alo Biss-verba.  Plu Bliss litera es ge-establi de semani; plus-co pe pote kombina e re-komina mu per minus-fini mode, tende krea plu neo Bliss-verba. Akorda-co pe pote face ex plu Bliss-verba poli frase, e grafo poli gramatika pote. Na uti plu simpli forma, tende tena facili e tako de grafo plu sema.


U BCI ge-Arki Verba-fa-- BCI-AV-- es u maxi neo kolekti ex panto ofici ge-lice Bliss-sema; qi es in plu Bliss verba bibli.


Internatio Bliss-Sema Komunika (BCI) es u no-profita organi; qi habe un holo-tem, holo-munda, e solo lice de uti e publika de panto Bliss-sema pro plu homi ko komunika, lingua e lerni turba.  BCI dona u duce topo holo munda de u krea de sistema de plu Bliss-sema, e de id uti per plu homi ko severi lingua e soma problema.


Plu Bliss-sema es gratis de uti pro persona nece, e pro plu minus-profita dona-lo e servi.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Nature Valley Granola

NatureValley.com

Time for another advertising-- with my favorite flavor, of course.

Nature Valley is also donating money to the National Parks. Check the link for details.

Sti luxu tu gusta de cokolata per u-ci fria-pote grana bloka.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Charge of the Light Brigade

THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE
Alfred Tennyson, 1854


UN ANTE DE LEVIA MERO
Alfred Tennyson, 1854


I


Half a league, half a league,
 Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
 Rode the six hundred.
"Forward, the Light Brigade!
"Charge for the guns!" he said:
Into the valley of Death
 Rode the six hundred.


Bi kilometra, bi kilometra,
Bi kilometra ad ante
A vali de morta, panto
Sixa-hekto kine.
"Ante, Levia Mero!
Anti panto fusili!" an dice.
A vali de morta, panto
Sixa-hekto kine.


II


"Forward, the Light Brigade!"
Was there a man dismay'd?
Not tho' the soldier knew
 Someone had blunder'd:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
 Rode the six hundred.


"Ante, Levia Mero!"
Qe es ali triste andro?
Ne si u soldata ski,
Uno-pe pa akti un ero.
De mu ne es reakti,
De mu ne es puta,
De mu ja es akti e morta.
A vali de morta,
Sixa-hekto kine.


III


Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
 Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
 Rode the six hundred.


Plu kanona a mu dextro,
Plu kanona a mu laevo,
Plu kanona a mu ante
Dona kargo e bronto;
Ge-tempestu per mikro-ma e misili,
Mu koragi e boni kine,
A mandibula de morta,
In stoma de hades,
Sixa-hekto kine.


IV


Flash'd all their sabres bare,
Flash'd as they turn'd in air,
Sabring the gunners there,
Charging an army, while
 All the world wonder'd:
Plunged in the battery-smoke
Right thro' the line they broke;
Cossack and Russian
Reel'd from the sabre stroke
 Shatter'd and sunder'd.
Then they rode back, but not
 Not the six hundred.


Mu panto gladia reflekti,
Reflekti tem tropo in aero,
Tem seka plu fusili-pe la,
Tem anti un arme, tem
Un holo munda este mira.
Tem dromo in kanona fumi,
Mu pulsa rekti dia line;
Kazak e Rosija-pe
Vertigo kausa gladia bate,
Ge-frakti e ge-skizo.
Po-co mu re-veni, sed ne,
Ne panto sixa-hekto.


V


Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
 Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
While horse and hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came thro' the jaws of Death
Back from the mouth of Hell,
All that was left of them,
 Left of six hundred.


Plu kanona a mu dextro,
Plu kanona a mu laevo,
Plu kanona a mu poste
Dona kargo e bronto;
Ge-tempestu per mikro-ma e misili,
Tem equs e hero kade,
Mu, qi pa tali boni milita,
Veni ab mandibula de morta,
Re-veni ex stoma de hades,
Mu holo resta,
U resta ex sixa-hekto.


VI


When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
 All the world wondered.
Honor the charge they made,
Honor the Light Brigade,
 Noble six hundred.


Mu glori fu pote gene mei qo-kron?
O, u-la rabi ante, mu pa akti!
Un holo munda pa este mira.
Dona honora kausa un ante, mu pa akti!
Dona honora a Levia Mero,
Grandi sixa-hekto!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

ViewText

ViewText is a service that allows you to save time viewing things on the Internet by skipping unnecessary pictures and ads. Below is a translation of its homepage.

   /- __
  '(.).)'
 ---------
 \ ----- /          ___ 
 (= --- =) | |. _    | _   _|_
  /_--__\  \ ||/_|||||/_|\/ |
 (__)(__)   \||\_ \\||\_ /\ |


U-CI ES QO?

ViewText.org es u servi, ge-dona tende sti ma facili, tako, sekuri plu lekto de inter-reti per tira plu maxi importa verba ex nova, blog, RSS e PDF. Plu litera es mega e kali, e minus plu sto-atenta ra, e es perfekti de lekto por plu mobili ru. Sti uti de ViewText epi tu puta-me pagina per nexu plu lekto per ergo-me de ViewText.

PLU MINI RA

. Tira de plu litera-ma ex plu inter-reti pagina.
. Uni plu poli-pagina lekto a mono
. Uni plu RSS-lista ko plu verba de lekto
. Tira plu simpli litera ex PDF papira
. Kali epi plu mobili tele-fono
. Sistema plu in-habe
. Apo u puta-me lingua
. Muta plu simpli litera a PDF.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sti Logi

HOW CAN YOU BE MORE ACCURATE IN GLOSA?


Short answer:  The best thing to do is be careful, think about what you are writing, and watch out for any ambiguities.  Avoid using negative constructions, especially in questions; the word NOT is a troublesome one to translate.


Long answer:


1)  Frequent use of U(N) and PLU.


This helps the reader/listener to distinguish nouns from verbs.


2)  Use a lot of prepositions.


When you use a preposition, a noun is likely to come somewhere after it.  In this way, prepositions are much like U(N) and PLU.  (Consequently you do not have to use U(N)/PLU after prepositions.)


Do not, however, translate English prepositions literally.  Do you really depend ON someone?  That makes it sound like someone is carrying you— you’re ON someone— and that expresses it poetically.  In Glosa, however, we want to express this logically.  You are getting something FROM someone, so here the Glosa preposition DE would be a better translation of the English ON.


Another good clue about which preposition to use is to copy the particle found at the beginning of the verb.  For example:


U viktimi-pe pa grafo u DEskribe DE u-la krimi-pe.
The victim wrote a description about ABOUT the criminal.


U bali-pe pa INklude u qantita de valuta IN grama-ve.
The sender included some money IN the envelope.


U skience-pe pa KOmbina plu kemi oxigena e hidrogena KOn alelo.
The scientist combined the chemicals oxygen and hydrogen WITH each other.


Sti KOmpara de u-ci KOn u-la.
Compare this WITH that.


U mikro komerci pa akti u KOmpeti KOn u mega.
The small business competed WITH the big one.


Fini, na gene KOmunika KOn hetero planeta.
Finally we are communicating WITH another planet.


U neo-pe pa KOnfusi plu pomi KO plu orange.
The novice confused apples WITH oranges.


Also be careful of the dual meanings of English prepositions.  If you fight WITH your brother, are you fighting AGAINST (Glosa: ANTI) him or AT HIS SIDE (Glosa: KO, PARA)?  If you have a medicine FOR coughs, does it HINDER (Glosa: STO) coughing or STIMULATE (Glosa: STI) coughing?


Glosa DE is considered the most general of all prepositions.  Use it if you can’t think of a better preposition.  If you want to be accurate, avoid it.


3) Use verboids.


The Glosa textbooks mention— but don’t insist on— the use of verboids.  VERBOIDS are words that tend to be verbs— although really any word in Glosa can be a noun, verb, adjective, etc.


Professor Lancelot Hogben used verboids in nearly all his Glosa sentences.  They are:


akti
apo
audi
bali
dona
detekti
dice
es
este
face
gene
habe
ki(ne)
lose
moti
reakti
sti/sto
tena
vide


What this means by example is instead of saying, “He jumped”— JUMP is not a verboid— you say:


An pa akti u salta. He did a jump.
An pa face u salta. He made a jump.
An pa sti u salta. He “turned on” a jump.


In the above sentences the word JUMP is always a noun, and the verboid is always the verb.  Use whichever verboid most precisely conveys the meaning you have in your head.  AKTI has the most general meaning and can be placed before any noun to make a verb out of it.  For example:


/- Translation -\
English word Without verboid With verboid


die morta lose bio
live bio habe bio
love filo este filo
translate translati akti (u) translati
unite uni akti (un) uni


In translating with verboids I often skip U(N)/PLU to give a very general meaning.  AKTI TRANSLATI means “translating” in general, while AKTI U TRANSLATI means that I am referring to only one certain translation.


I do not use verboids 100%, finding them redundant at times.  Consider:


Fe pa dromo a boteka.
She ran to the store.
(Here there is no verboid.  DROMO is the verb.)


Fe pa dromo kine a boteka.
(Literally:)  She “runningly” went to the store.
(Here the verboid KINE was used, so DROMO had to become an adverb.)


Comprehensive examples:


To demonstrate how the last two points above give Glosa more accuracy in meaning, consider the following sentence using the word MANU [English: HAND] es a verb:


Fe pa manu id.


Any word in Glosa can be used as a verb.  But how do you translate this sentence?  Think of all the things you can do with your hand:


1)  She handed it over.
2)  She shoved it.
3)  She slapped it.
4)  She patted it.
5)  She petted it.
6)  She applauded it.


Now let's translate these sentences, forcing ourselves to use a verboid.  Notice also how using the preposition PER helps to add accuracy to the meaning.


1)  Fe pa dona id per manu.
She gave it by hand.
2)  Fe pa moti id per ge-tensio manu.
She moved it with an out-stretched hand.
3)  Fe pa bate id per ge-tensio manu.
She struck it with an out-stretched hand.
4)  Fe pa gentili bate id itera e itera.
She gently struck it again and again.
5)  Fe pa gentili bate id per frika moti.
She gently struck it with a rubbing motion.
6)  Fe pa monstra latri per manu-fono.
She showed praise with hand-sounds.


Look at the “back translations.”  Sure, they sound a little strange to our English-accustomed ears.  Each one, however, is much more accurate in meaning than “FE PA MANU ID.”


Yes, there are other ways to translate the six meanings above.  FRIKA could be used as a verb in number 5, and LATRI could be used as a verb in number 6.  The idea of this exercise is that you see the discipline involved in using verboids and see that they can force you to be more accurate.