Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Reading From the Book of Genesis in Ithkuil

    Ai’tilafxup embuliëqtuqh. Unš ikàkč’êňž çu ˉip’ataspöň usmas îpual Šinar /qia aitwapkáň. Ai’tilatunš çu iùktict’awélgümui no aň uok’auqvaludai ˉxhe. Öň êktict’algui îktalgöň ôňgyé’c.
The “Babel” Text (Genesis 11:1-9) above in Ithkuil; brainchild of the subject of The New Yorker's Joshua Foer's bizarre true story about "[a]n amateur linguist [who] loses control of the language he invented" — http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/12/24/121224fa_fact_foer?currentPage=all">Utopian for Beginners. The 2004 online paper that started it all Ithkuil: A Philosophical Design for a Hypothetical Language

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2 Comments:

Blogger Pints in NYC said...

Fun piece.

I've never gotten over Soros being a native Esperanto speaker. Explains quite a bit, methinks.

I also find it interesting that his former partner, Jim Rogers, brought his kids to Singapore and has them learning Chinese.


December 19, 2012 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

That bit about Soros I never knew, but it makes perfect sense!

December 19, 2012 at 10:28 PM  

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