Fifth Linguifex Relay/At'ants'as

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Introduction

It was in the Tardiglacial that the Pre-Proto-Indo-Europeans started to migrate from the Balkans into the Kurgan. Many tribes migrated, of which the ancestors of the Proto-Indo-Europeans were the biggest. Another smaller tribe settled in the present day Crimean peninsula. These were the ancestors of the Ulopipotises, the wolf tribe.There was a rivalry and a constant strife between the Ulopipotises, the wolf tribe, and the Sisupotises, the horse tribe. Around 5000 BC, the wolf tribe was nearly extinguished. However, some of the dead pledged their allegiance to At'angirs, the god of death, and returned immortal to our world.

Some of the Ulopipotises migrated to Mesopotamia, where they founded the kingdom of Hoprots’atut. The kingdom dominated the region until the rise of the Sumerians, and was subsequently conquered. The Sumerian clan was mostly slaughtered, and the survivors fled into Europe. Another clan of Ulopipotises migrated to Central Asia, where they were influenced by the Proto-Turks and the Mongols. They founded the Matut chiefdom around the 1st century AD. The chiefdom was conquered by the Mongols, Tatars and finally by the Russian Empire. In the 19th century, many Ulopipotises migrated to the UK and France in order to improve their living conditions.

The two clans were reunited in the 19th century, in the UK, and founded the secret society of the wolf. In the following years, the language of the Sumerian clan arose and became the standardized dialect of the Ulopipotises.

Concerning the grammar

The At'ants'as basic grammatical structure is similar to the grammar of PIE. Words are formed from verbal roots, inserted into stems, and inflected using a fusional system of prefixes and suffixes. However, At'ants'as did not develop the complex Ablaut patterns of PIE, and instead uses a simple, regular vowel gradation system. Moreover, At'ants'as innovated neither a complex verbal system as PIE did, nor inflecting adjectives. The At'ants'as grammar is verb final, and only the verb is compulsory. Subjects and objects can be added as prefixes to the verb, or to appear independently before it. Adjectives are either stative verbs, or used as prefixes. Adpositions are postpositions, and adjuncts may be inserted generally everywhere. At'ants'as morphosyntactic alignment depends on the gender of the noun. If the noun is animate, the alignment is tripartite. However, if the noun is inanimate, the alignment is ergative-absolutive. At'ants'as verbs have separate transitive and intransitive/passive/stative endings. The transitive endings correspond to PIE mi-conjugation, while the intransitive, passive and stative endings correspond to PIE passive endings. At'ants'as also possesses two systems of personal pronouns – an egocentric system (1st person vs. Non 1st person), and a demonstrative system (proximal, medial, distal).

Abbreviations

1 - first person

1POSS - inanimate possessive

2 - second person

2/3 - non first person

2POSS - animate / endearing inanimate possessive

3 - third person

ABS - absolutive case

ACT - active

DAT - directional case

DIST - distal person

DU - dual

ERG - ergative case

GER - gerund

IMPR - imperative

IMPRF - imperfective

INDF - indefinite pronoun

INST - instrumental

INTR - intransitive case / intransitive verbal mode

LOC - locative

MED - medial person

OBJ - objective prefix

P - patientive case

PASS - passive

PL - plural

PRF - perfective

PROX - proximate person

PTCL - particle

REL - relative pronoun

SG - singular

TRN - transitive verbal mode

VOC - vocative case

XDIS - extremely distal

El Texto

Mes msomi ak'alwoym hewop'ami.
At'ay plohu mes a-posi morhes,
Nur pnetewi msom hets'oymi.
Nu atsʼanohi,
Ye at'elosh hs-wot pesti ap'oymt,
Nu hoyu-nur hots'atis hoyi,
A-hte hsi at'awosi.
Ulopyat'omtrosk

Interlinear Glossing. Good Luck.

Mes msomi ak'alwoym hewop'ami.
1sg.ERG 1pl.LOC joy-cause-1sg.PRF want-TRN.1sg.IMPRF
At'ay plohu mes a-posi morhes,
and.PRF except 1pl.INTR strong.emotion=end-sg.LOC die-INTR.1pl.PRF
Nur pnetewi msom hets'oymi.
as past-sg.LOC 1pl.P be-cause-TRN.1sg.IMPRF
Nu atsʼanohi,
and.IMPRF know-INTR.1sg.IMPRF
Ye at'elosh hs-wot pesti ap'oymt,
REL leaf-pl.ERG PROX=world-sg.ABS future-sg.LOC live_grow=TRN.3pl.PRF
Nu hoyu-nur hots'atis hoyi,
and.IMPRF then=like time-sg.INTR go-INTR.3sg.IMPRF
A-hte hsi at'awosi.
strong.emotion=XDIS-INTR PROX-LOC breathe_live-INTR.3sg.IMPRF
Ulopyat'omtrosk
wolf-tamer-sg.2POSS