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Up Goer Five

Post by PTSnoop » 22 May 2015 00:03

A writing challenge I found lying around, that I'd apparently started months ago and never finished. XKCD's Up Goer Five, the Saturn V rocket "explained using only the ten hundred words people use the most often". Low on vocabulary, high on syntax hurdles and intriguing relative clause constructions.

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Paro eming eféngkuanlai sʉpe ciaiphe usarı
[ páʁo ʔɪmíŋ ʔeféŋkwanlaj sypé xjájpʰe wsáʁɨ ]
paro e-ming e-fénkual-nai sʉp-e ciáiph-e USA-e
go ADJ-up ADJ-five-th team-GEN space-GEN USA-GEN

US Space Team's Up Goer Five

Acnóplimieciáiph epørúz, khuselin epúkhei nausmál situa ui, phu peluár
[ ʔáxnóplimjɪxjájpʰ ʔepøʁúʃ, kʰúsɪlin ʔepú:kʰej nawsmál sítwa wí, pʰú pelwáʁ ]
a-cnóplimie-ciáiph e-pøcrúz, khus-elin e-pútkhei naus-má-l si-tua ui, phu peluár
TOPIC-car-space ADJ-fly, world-towards ADJ-other take-3PL-TOPICGOOD person-INV INDEF, 3 only.

The only flying space car that's taken anyone to another world

( Kuth nam naúuzorøképh enírʉ́ʉsait, riasniánʉtøph )
[ ( kútʰ nám naw:ʃoʁøképʰ ʔéniʁɨ:sajt, ʁjasnjánytøpʰ ) ]
( kuth nam naus-corø-ké-ph e-níiau-sait, riansiá-nʉ-tø-ph )
( words thousand use-4PL-SUBJGOOD ADJ-superlative-often, explain-such-1SG-GOOD )

(explained using only the ten hundred words people use the most often)

Amau, nez rikhimanl, kotumanl soth, søp kia ciaiphiámáképh nʉ riáangán, nez tsamláph euair zu nʉ lauringal .
[ ʔámáw, néʃ ʁíkʰimanl, kótumanl sótʰ, søp kjá xjajpʰjámáképʰ ny ʁja:ŋán, néʃ tsamlápʰ ʔéwajʁ ʃú ny láwʁiŋal . ]
a-máu, nez ríkhi-mal-n, kotu-mal-n soth, søp kie ciáiph-ién-má-ké-ph nʉ riék-má-n, nez tsal-má-ph e-uair zu nʉ láuri-nga-l .
TOPIC-thing, ifthen problem-0-BAD, fire-0-BAD everything, so NEG space-towards go-3PL-SUBJGOOD such decide-3PL-BAD, ifthen escape-3PL-GOOD ADJ-fast very such help-3-TOPICGOOD .

Thing to help people escape really fast if there's a problem and everything is on fire so they decide not to go to space

Amau, riøthelin tsamláph, nʉliángac .
[ ʔámáw, ʁjɔtʰɪlín tsamlápʰ, nyljáŋax . ]
a-máu, riǿth-elin tsal-má-ph, nʉliáng-nga-c .
TOPIC-thing, direction-towards escape-3PL-GOOD, control-3-RELGOOD .

Thing to control which direction the escaping people go

Aniøth iǿønal iup tsamláph uair zu siøn .
[ ʔánjɔtʰ jø:nál júp tsamlápʰ wájʁ ʃú sjɔn . ]
a-ninǿth iøt-nga-l iup tsal-má-ph uair zu si-on .
TOPIC-stuff burn-3-TOPICGOOD so escape-3PL-GOOD fast very box ADJ-people .

Stuff to burn to make the box with the people in it escape really fast

Azenú, kotu tangaph tsai nʉ kléengaph tsamláph .
[ ʔáʃenú, kótu táŋapʰ tsáj ny klé:ŋapʰ tsamlápʰ . ]
a-zenú, kotu pta-nga-ph thsai nʉ khleth-nga-ph tsal-má-ph .
TOPIC-location, fire throw-3-GOOD awayfrom such enter-3-GOOD escape-3PL-GOOD.

Place where fire comes out to help them escape

Asøias, nniøngal khus ku, tfot nauliiángal, tháangál siiø, tfot khaunguaue phøngal .
[ ʔásøjás, n:njɔŋál kʰús kú, tfót nawlijáŋal, tʰa:ŋál sjjø, tfót kʰáwŋwawe pʰøŋál . ]
a-søias, nknion-nga-l khus ku, tfot pnauli-ién-nga-l, thak-má-l si-iø, tfot kháungua-ue phø-nga-l .
TOPIC-part, circle-3-TOPICGOOD world other, and home-towards-3-TOPICGOOD, inside-3PL-TOPICGOOD people, and water-into fall-3-TOPICGOOD.

Part that flies around the other world and comes back home with the people in it and fall in the water.

Siøn, rorana, nauie
[ sjɔn, ʁóʁana, náwje ]
si-on, rorna, pnauie
box ADJ-people, door, chair

People box, door, chairs

Asøias, phiøthafiøngal søp foth uemp nek nlaúunørule niøth foth snofnal . fuiøkéz árıngal poph kia maúungal poph kotungas .
[ ʔásøjás, pʰjɔtʰɛfjɔŋál søp fótʰ wémp nék nláw:nøʁule njɔtʰ fótʰ snófnal . fujɔkéʃ áʁɨŋal pópʰ kjá máw:ŋal pópʰ kótuŋas . ]
a-søias, phiothafiø-nga-l søp foth uémp nek lnautnørule ninǿth foth nsof-nga-l . fuiø-kéz áa-nga-l póph kie máuk-nga-l póph kotu-nga-s .
TOPIC-part, accompany-3-TOPICGOOD so and air water computer stuff and give-3-TOPICGOOD. 3PL-with return-3-TOPICGOOD but NEG land-3-TOPICGOOD but burn-3-TOPICBAD .

Part that goes along to give people air, water, computers and stuff. It comes back home with them but burns up without landing.

Auemp eniuof kotumalph a ( tfot søp phaimáph ) . riáasǿ rikhingas zu .
[ ʔáwémp ʔɪníwof kótumalpʰ ʔá ( tfót søp pʰajmápʰ ) . ʁja:sǿ ʁíkʰiŋas ʃú . ]
a-uémp e-niuof kotu-mal-ph a ( tfot søp phái-má-ph ) . riáfsǿ ríkhi-nga-s zu .
TOPIC-air ADJ-cold fire-0-GOOD TOPIC (and so breathe-3PL-GOOD). onetime problem-3-TOPICBAD extremely .

Cold air for burning (and breathing). This part had a VERY big problem once.

Asøias luacián eku pørúzmal, si rør tháangál .
[ ʔásøjás luɛxján ʔéku pøʁúʃmal, sí ʁøʁ tʰa:ŋál . ]
a-søias luác-ién e-ku pøcrúz-nga-l, si rør thak-má-l .
TOPIC-part world-towards ADJ-other fly-3-TOPICGOOD, person two inside-3PL-TOPICGOOD .

Part that flies down to the other world with two people inside

Asøias miuniasnalık khʉsit eku . nʉ ngas ngesʉ .
[ ʔásøjás mjúnjasnalɨk kʰysít ʔéku . ny ŋás ŋésy . ]
a-søias miunies-nga-ngak khus-it e-ku . nʉ ngas ngesʉ .
TOPIC-part remain-3-TOPICAMBIV world-on ADJ-other . such now even .

Part that stays on the other world (it's still there)

Asøtau, luac khuse íinaph .
[ ʔásøtáw, lwáx kʰúse j:nápʰ . ]
a-søtau, luác khus-e it-nga-ph .
TOPIC-foot, ground world-GEN on-3-GOOD .

Feet that go on the ground of the other world

Anʉ, nlaúunørule enlai engal .
[ ʔány, nláw:nøʁule ʔénlaj ʔéŋal . ]
a-nʉ, lnautnørule e-lnai e-nga-l .
TOPIC-ring, computer ADJ-majority GEN-3-TOPICGOOD .

Ring holding most of the computers

Asøias phøtsaingal ecuanai . khutsai thørı ciaiphue pørúzmal, khʉsiámáképh tzángakhi .
[ ʔásøjás pʰøtsájŋal ʔéxwanaj . kʰút:saj tʰøʁɨ xjájpʰwe pøʁúʃmal, kʰysjámáképʰ tʃáŋɛkʰi . ]
a-søias phø-thsai-nga-l e-cuam-nai . khus-thsai thø-e ciáiph-ue pøcrúz-nga-l, khus-ién-má-ké-ph zsá-nga-khi .
TOPIC-part fall-away-3-TOPICGOOD ADJ-three-th . world-awayfrom 1PL-GEN space-into fly-3-TOPICGOOD, world-towards go-3PL-SUBJGOOD hit-3-RELBAD .

Part that falls off third (this part flew away from our world into space and hit the world we were going toward)

The, niuof zu .
[ tʰé, níwof ʃú . ]
thé, niuof zu .
wet, cold very .

Wet and very cold

Amauuémp, khepia iǿønas ionøcnaf euémp epau, uǿøføcorøn, " inei, siiø " . nausmal iǿømal .
[ ʔámawwémp, kʰɪpjá jø:nás jónøxnaf ʔewémp ʔépaw, wø:føxóʁøn, " jnéj, sjjø " . náwsmal jø:mál . ]
a-máu-uémp, khep-ia iøt-nga-s ionøcnaf e-uémp e-pau, uøffø-corø-n, " inei, si-iø " . naus-mal-l iøt-mal-l .
TOPIC-type-air, ago-TEMP burn-3-TOPICBAD bag ADJ-sky ADJ-big, die-4PL-BAD, " Ah, human-PL ! " . take-0-TOPICGOOD burn-0-TOPICGOOD.

The kind of air that once burned a big sky bag and people died and someone said "Oh, the [humans]!" (used for burning)

Asøiasuémp, riømasl iup phaimakléph poph kia søiaksu . kotumalph a .
[ ʔásøjaswémp, ʁjɔmásl júp pʰajmaklépʰ pópʰ kjá søjáksu . kótumalpʰ ʔá . ]
a-søias-uémp, riong-mal-s iup phái-mal-ké-ph póph kie søias-ku . kotu-mal-ph a .
TOPIC-part-air, need-0-TOPICBAD so breathe-0-SUBJGOOD , but NEG part-other . burn-0-GOOD TOPIC.

The part of air you need to breathe, but not the other stuff (used for burning)

Amau, mauuémp kléengaképh tsata koze zomplongaképh nʉ léengal . ( uemp eniuof foth cʉkimáképh kotumáképh foth nʉia ciaiph emiunias focuiámal a .
[ ʔámáw, mawwémp kle:ŋaképʰ tsáta kóʃe ʃomploŋaképʰ ny lé:ŋal . ( wémp ʔɪníwof fótʰ xykimáképʰ kotumáképʰ fótʰ nyjá xjájpʰ ʔɪmjúnjas foxujámal ʔá . ]
a-máu, máu-uémp khleth-nga-ké-ph tsata koz-e zonplon-nga-ké-ph nʉ lékh-nga-l . ( uémp e-niuof foth cʉki-má-ké-ph kotu-má-ké-ph foth nʉ-ia ciáiph e-miunies focuián-mal-l a .
TOPIC-thing, type-air enter-3-SUBJGOOD voice 2SG-GEN funny-3-SUBJGOOD such contain-3-TOPICGOOD . ( air ADJ-cold and remove-3PL-SUBJGOOD burn-3PL-SUBJGOOD and , such-TEMP space ADJ-remaining fill-0-TOPICGOOD topic.

Things holding that kind of air that makes your voice funny (it's for filling up the space left when they take the cold air out to burn it.)

Aphurá tʉngaph kotu .
[ ʔapʰuʁá tyŋápʰ kótu . ]
a-phu-rá tʉm-nga-ph kotu .
TOPIC-3-LOC depart-3-GOOD fire.

Fire comes out here

Asøias, phøngal ku .
[ ʔásøjás, pʰøŋál kú . ]
a-søias, phø-nga-l ku .
TOPIC-part, fall-3-TOPICGOOD second.

Part that falls off second

Uemp eflás elékh euémp ( iǿømalph phu ) ( eniuof, ethé )
[ wémp ʔeflás ʔelékʰ ʔewémp ( jø:málpʰ pʰú ) ( ʔɪníwof, ʔetʰé ) ]
uémp e-flás e-lékh e-uémp ( iøt-mal-ph phu ) ( e-niuof, e-thé )
air ADJ-extra ADJ-bag ADJ-sky (burn-0-GOOD 3) (ADJ-cold, ADJ-wet)

More sky bag air (for burning) (cold + wet)

Uemp eflás emáu phaie ( iǿømalph nga ) ( eniuof, ethé )
[ wémp ʔeflás ʔemáw pʰáje ( jø:málpʰ ŋá ) ( ʔɪníwof, ʔetʰé ) ]
uémp e-flás e-máu phái-e ( iøt-mal-ph nga ) ( e-niuof, e-thé )
air ADJ-extra ADJ-type breathe-GEN (burn-0-GOOD 3) (ADJ-cold, ADJ-wet)

More breathing-type air (for burning) (cold + wet)

Amau, miangal uemp ethé eniuof søp firemalph
[ ʔámáw, mjáŋal wémp ʔetʰé ʔɪníwof søp fíʁemalpʰ ]
a-máu, mie-nga-l uémp e-thé e-niuof søp fire-mal-ph
TOPIC-thing, carry-3-TOPICGOOD air ADJ-wet ADJ-cold so burn-0-GOOD

Thing that brings in cold wet air to burn

Angará tʉngaph kotu
[ ʔaŋaʁá tyŋápʰ kótu ]
a-nga-rá tʉm-nga-ph kotu
TOPIC-3-LOC depart-3-GOOD fire

Fire comes out here

Asøias tʉngaph ipsiútia
[ ʔásøjás tyŋápʰ jpsjútja ]
a-søias tʉm-nga-ph iphsiút-ia
TOPIC-part depart-3-GOOD first-TEMP

Part that falls off first

Auemp eflás emáu phaie ( kotumalph phu ) ( eniuof, ethé )
[ ʔáwémp ʔeflás ʔemáw pʰáje ( kótumalpʰ pʰú ) ( ʔɪníwof, ʔetʰé ) ]
a-uémp e-flás e-máu phái-e ( kotu-mal-ph phu ) ( e-niuof, e-thé )
TOPIC-air ADJ-extra ADJ-type breathe-GEN (burn-0-GOOD 3) (ADJ-cold, ADJ-wet)

More breathing-type air (for burning) (cold + wet)

Auemp eflás ( focuiámal phu ciaiph )
[ ʔáwémp ʔeflás ( foxujámal pʰú xjájpʰ ) ]
a-uémp e-flás ( focuián-mal-l phu ciáiph )
TOPIC-air ADJ-extra (fill-0-TOPICGOOD 3 space)

More funny voice air (for filling up space)

Acaíithiar ( uemp ethé eniuof uecʉramal )
[ ʔáxáj:tʰjaʁ ( wémp ʔetʰé ʔɪníwof wéxyʁamal ) ]
a-caikhthiar ( uémp e-thé e-niuof uecʉr-mal-l )
TOPIC-hole (air ADJ-wet ADJ-cold put-0-TOPICGOOD)

Opening for putting in cold wet air

Aniøth, nerengaképh nʉrıkhia, fiáatháangas tfot kotungas, a enʉ mimaliun nʉia uemp eniuof phiøthafiøngal .
[ ʔánjɔtʰ, neʁeŋaképʰ nyʁɨkʰjá, fjá:tʰa:ŋas tfót kótuŋas, ʔá ʔény mímɛljun nyjá wémp ʔɪníwof pʰjɔtʰɛfjɔŋál . ]
a-ninǿth, ner-e-nga-ké-ph nʉ-økh-ia, fiéph-thak-nga-s tfot kotu-nga-s, a e-nʉ ming-mal-iu-n nʉ-ia uémp e-niuof phiothafiø-nga-l .
TOPIC-stuff, power-GEN-3-SUBJGOOD such-before-TEMP, lamp-inside-3-TOPICBAD and burn-3-TOPICBAD, TOPIC ADJ-such. up-0-OPT-BAD such-TEMP air ADJ-cold companion-3-TOPICGOOD .

This is full of that stuff they burned in lights before houses had power.It goes together with the cold air when it's time to start going up.

Angará tʉngaph kotu ecáføng
[ ʔaŋaʁá tyŋápʰ kótu ʔexáføŋ ]
a-nga-rá tʉm-nga-ph kotu e-cáføng
TOPIC-3-LOC depart-3-GOOD fire ADJ-many

Lots of fire comes out here.

Aklena, nez ciaiphiánlauiuph nez luac patláingal .
[ ʔákléna, néʃ xjajpʰjánlawjupʰ néʃ lwáx patlájŋal . ]
a-khlena, nez ciáiph-ién-lau-iu-ph nez luác patlái-nga-l .
TOPIC-end, ifthen space-towards-2SG-OPT-GOOD ifthen ground point-3-TOPICGOOD .

This end should point toward the ground if you want to go to space.

Nez ciaiph patláingacan nez rikhilaunʉ tfot kia ciaiphelinlaunʉph fʉlia .
[ néʃ xjájpʰ patlájŋaxan néʃ ʁíkʰilawny tfót kjá xjájpʰɪlinlawnypʰ fyljá . ]
nez ciáiph patlái-nga-ca-n nez ríkhi-lau-nʉ-n tfot kie ciáiph-elin-lau-nʉ-ph fʉl-ia .
ifthen space point-3-TOPICBAD ifthen problem-2SG-BAD and NEG space-towards-2SG-GOOD today-TEMP .

If it starts pointing toward space you are having a bad problem and you will not go to space today.

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Re: Up Goer Five

Post by Dormouse559 » 23 May 2015 06:55

"You will not go to space today." [xD] That's one way to put it. Really interested in giving this a try. Were you concerned with word frequencies in your Necthioth translation or just with the syntax stuff?

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Re: Up Goer Five

Post by clawgrip » 23 May 2015 09:33

I'm going to do this eventually. I've already done a bit. I will not be concerned with frequencies. I will just hope that they more or less match up in my language.

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Re: Up Goer Five

Post by Lambuzhao » 24 May 2015 01:20

This does look like some fun.
Nez ciaiph patláingacan nez rikhilaunʉ tfot kia ciaiphelinlaunʉph fʉlia .
[ néʃ xjájpʰ patlájŋaxan néʃ ʁíkʰilawny tfót kjá xjájpʰɪlinlawnypʰ fyljá . ]
nez ciáiph patlái-nga-ca-n nez ríkhi-lau-nʉ-n tfot kie ciáiph-elin-lau-nʉ-ph fʉl-ia .
ifthen space point-3-TOPICBAD ifthen problem-2SG-BAD and NEG space-towards-2SG-GOOD today-TEMP .
If it starts pointing toward space you are having a bad problem and you will not go to space today.
That's putting it extremely mildly.

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You lose.

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Re: Up Goer Five

Post by PTSnoop » 24 May 2015 12:51

Dormouse559 wrote:That's one way to put it. Really interested in giving this a try. Were you concerned with word frequencies in your Necthioth translation or just with the syntax stuff?
I don't really have a large enough Necthioth corpus to accurately tell what the most common words are - so no, I was just concentrating on translating the original.

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Re: Up Goer Five

Post by Lambuzhao » 20 Jun 2015 01:35

I soon will be doing this as part of my Summer Enrichment homework.


I just found this-
http://blog.xkcd.com/2015/05/13/new-boo ... explainer/

Wow. [:)]

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Re: Up Goer Five

Post by Nortaneous » 21 Jun 2015 03:32

m̃uraɣcihw !uu ɗe n!or ʎorʔipñehw ɗe gɔɔg ʔip nǂe m̃om̃oɕ ɣɛħ
get_closer_to-sun-bird five be_at CLF star-place-team be_at CLF tie~REFL place CLF COLL~man rule

sɨɨm m̃uraɣcihw nɛʔ m̃oɕ ʄeʔ ɣɔm̃ nǂa lə ɕe ʎor
be_alone get_closer_to-sun-bird in_that man ride be_in CLF SBJZ go_to celestial_body

fff numbers

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