Wednesday, 9 August 2017
Speaking Other Languages
"'Iston peded i phith i aniron, a nin u-cheniathog'" -
- is Sindarin for:
"I can say what I want and you can't understand me..."
-SM Stirling, Lord Of Mountains (New York, 2013), Chapter Six, p. 125.
I have some very limited experience of conversing in an artificial language. Noticing that a guy was wearing the green star (la stelo verda) of Esperanto, I managed -
Me: Cu vi parolas Esperanton? (Do you speak Esperanto?)
Him: Jes, jes, flue. Kaj vi? (Yes, yes, fluently. And you?)
Me: Ne! Ne flue! (No! Not fluently.)
On another occasion, someone said:
"Ci tio estas mea amikino. Si ne comprenas Esperanton do mi povas diri kion mi volas!"
"This is my girl friend. She doesn't understand Esperanto so I can say what I want!"
And that's it for my knowledge of Esperanto.