A star shines upon the hour of the meeting of … conlangs!

Elen síla lumenn’ omentielvo, A star shines upon the meeting of our ways.

Some time ago, I was looking for a phrase I could translate into my conlangs… all of them. As I’ve got quite a bunch of conlangs (up to 37), the phrase had to be short and simple, otherwise I would have needed to spend a lot of time. Apart from being short, I also wanted it to be somehow related to conlanging. After reading some of the Language Creation Society’s slogans, and several quotes from Zamenhof (the authour of the world’s most succesful auxiliary conlang: Esperanto), I ended up choosing one of the best known phrases in the main conlang of J.R.R. Tolkien. It was the Quenya phrase in the top of the post, which could be more accurately (though less poetically) translated as a star shines at the moment of our meeting.

Firstly, these are the translations to some of my conlangs in Scripts other than the Roman. Most of them are conscripts of mine, but there are some translations in other real-world scripts as well (as the Arabic abjad for Lyun, Futhark runes for Nystrr and Yanglish and Tolkien’s Tengwar for Spaele):

Mëntinlan /mæn’tin.lan/
Probably the earliest conlang I still can use.
Influences: English (vocabulary).
Scripts: Mëntinpikroi (a logographic hieroglyph-like system) and  the Latin alphabet

Shar dolai intaim vino mitdo
/ʃaɾ do’laɪ in’taɪm ‘vi.no ‘miθ.do/
shar do-lai in-taim vi-no mit-do
star do-light in-time we-of meet-do
A star shines at the time of our meeting.

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Spaele /’späe.le/
Another early conlang of mine.
Influences: Esperanto and Quenya (grammar), English, German, Latin and Romance langauges (vocabulary)
Scripts: I’ve used a wide range of scripts for Spaele: the Latin alphabet, Tolkien’s Tengwar, a couple of alphabets called Runei (of whom Runei noviei is a something like a new version) and, more recently, an alphabet called Piumafonte.
Stere brilige’ horanki omeneltie nie
/’ste.ɾe bɾi.li’ge ho’ɾaŋ.ki o.me’nel.tje nje/
stere bril-i-ge hor-anki omene-ltie nie
star shine-PRES-it hour-in meeting-POS ours
A star shines at the time of our meeting

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CLCL’ o Calacalá /tʃa.la.tʃa’laʔ/
The most special things about Calacalá are that it’s purely consonantal (its vowels have no meaning, *Culecolá would mean Calacalá as well) and the fact that its vocabulary works like a classification system where each consonant is a category which is further divided in other categories. For example, CL means language, CLC means constructed language and CLCL means logical constructed language (such as Lojban or Ro, which is one of CLCL’ most important influences).
Influences: Ro and, strange as it may seem, Dewey decimal classification system.
Scripts: Latin alphabet (with or without vowels) and two purely-consonantal scripts: Calasifál and Braille-like Calasifáp.

FSFLD ST LK FG’ LPN
Fisifiled sit lek figá lepon
/fi.si.fi’led sit lek fi’gaʔ le’pon/
FSFLD ST LK FG’ LPN
emit-light star when/while our meeting
A star shines while we are together

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Efanyó /e.fa’ɲo/
What would Spanish be like in some centuries? This was the first conlang I made to answer myself such a question and my first Hispanic conlang (this is, the first conlang of mine which would descend from modern Spanish).
Influences: Spanish. Some sound changes were inspired by French and Quenya.
Scripts: Latin alphabet.

Un ethex bíx a là or dà neth êkêtt
/un e’θeʃ bi:ʃ a lə oʀ də’neθ ɑ̃’kɑ̃t/
un ethex bíx a là or dà neth êkêtt
a star shines at the hour of our meeting
A star shines at the time of our meeting.

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Lynn /lyn/
No sooner I read about Grimm’s law than I wondered what kind of language would have arises if Spanish had underwent those consonantal changes. Lynn, the second Hispanic language was the result. It has two dialects, East Lynn (Estlynn)  and West Lynn (Lyn Talost) which would further develop into two daughter languages: Lün and Lyun respectively.
Influences: Spanish and Germanic languages.
Scripts: Latin alphabet. Each dialect has its own orthography.

Estlynn (Eastern dialect):
Sterx prix al or ta nyster ehnyhnor
/steɹʃ pɹiʃ əl oɹ tə ‘nys.teɹ e:’ny:.noɹ/
sterx prix a-le or ta nyster ehnyhnor
star shines at-the hour of our meeting
A star shines at the time of our meeting.

Lyn Talost (Western dialect):
Un stáx prix al oa ta nystá ényndoa
/un sta:ʃ pɾiʃ al ɔa ta ‘nys.ta: e:.nyn’dɔa/
un stáx prix a-le oa ta nystá ényndoa
a star shines at-the hour of our meeting
A star shines at the time of our meeting.

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Lün /lyn/
Just as modern German descends from Proto-Germanic which in turn descends from Proto-Indoeuropean, Lün descends from Germanic-like Lynn (the Eastern dialect actually) which in turn descends from Spanish (which in fact is an Indoeuropean language). I wanted Lün to be as similar to German as possible.
Influences: Spanish, German and Þrjótrunn (another romance conlang with a Germanic look. by Henrik Theiling and Björn Markus ).
Scripts: Latin alphabet. It’s orthography is based in German’s as well.
Note: two regional pronunciations are given.

Un Stersch pfirsch en Or zal nüster Ehnühnor.
/un sterʃ pfirʃ ɛn or tsal ‘nys.ter e:’ny:.nor/
/un stɐ:ʃ pfɪɐʃ ən ɔɐ tsəl ‘nys.tʰɐ i:’ny:.nɔɐ/
un Stersch pfirsch en Or zal nüster Ehnühnor
a star shines in hour of our meeting
A star shines at the time of our meeting.

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Lyun /ljun/
It’s a daughter language of Western Lynn (Lyn Talost). It has only 3 vowels: A, I and U.
Influences: Western Lynn and other languages with 3 vowels such as Arabic or Quechua.
Scripts: Latin alphabet. I’ve also used the Arabic abjad for Lyun because it fits perfectly its phonetics.

Un istaax pyax aliwa tanyusta iinyuntwa
/un is’ta:ʃ pjaʃ a’li.wa ta’njus.ta i:’njun.twa/
un istaax pyax a-li-wa ta-nyusta iinyunta
a star shines at-the-hour of-our meeting
A star shines at the time of our meeting.

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Nystrr /’nys.tʰr̩/
It’s similar to Lynn, but  while Lynn was only affected by Grimm’s law, Nystrr was affected by Verner’s law as well. It has a norse-like aesthetic.
Influences: Spanish and Germanic languages (specially old Norse).
Scripts: Latin Alphabet and Futhark Runes (so as to fit its Norse-like sound)

Un straihs prihs an or ta nystrr ainynþar
/un strais pri:s ən or tʰə ‘nys.tʰr̩ ai’nyn.θar/
un straihs prihs an or ta nystrr ainynþar
a star shines at hour of our meeting
A star shines at the time of our meeting

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Fein /feɪn/
Fein descends from Efanyó (which descended from Spanish).
Influences: Efanyó and a bit of Sindarin and Celtic languages.
Scripts: Latin alphabet.

Zex bix yn oo dy nez yngyd
/θɛʃ biʃ ən o: də nɛθ əŋ’gyd/
zex bix yn oo dy nez yngyd
star shines at hour of our meeting
A star shines at the time of our meeting

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Efenol /e.fe’nol/
You could either see it as Spanish adapted to Sindarin phonology or as Sindarin with Spanish words and part of its grammar.
Influences: Spanish and Tolkien’s Sindarin.
Scripts: Latin alphabet.

Erthis vîl nal’or de·nyth enchynthor
/’eɾ.θis vi:l na’loɾ de.nyθ,eŋ’xyn.θoɾ/
erthis vîl en-a-or de-nyth enchynthor
star shine at-the-hour of-our meeting
A star shines at the time of our meeting

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Ifánico /i’fa:.ni.ko/
Yet another Spanish-based conlang. In Ifánico most prepositions turned into suffixes.
Influences: Spanish and Quenya.
Scripts: Latin alphabet (it could be written in Tengwar as well).

Estesyuna visya oralen naustor encauntores
/es.te’ʃu.na ‘vi.ʃa o’ɾa.len ‘naus.toɾ eŋ’kaun.to.ɾes/
estesya-una visya ora-l-en naustor encauntor-es
star-a shines hour-the-at our meeting-GEN
A star shines at the time of our meeting

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Nust /nust/
Nystrr speakers would consider Nust to be a dialect. On the other hand, Nust speakers would probably say that Nust is a language on its own.
Influences: Nystrr and English.
Script: Latin alphabet (I don’t remember having ever used runes for Nust).

Steir preis en or te nust ehnuhnther
/steɪɹ pɹeɪs ən oɹ tə nus.te:’nu:n.θɚ/
steir preis en or te nust ehnuhnther
star shines at hour of our meeting
A star shines at the time of our meeting

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D’elye /’de.ʎʲe/
D’elye could also be thought of as a dialect of another conlang (Efanyó). However, it’s different enough to have its status on dispute.
Influences: Spanish and Efanyó.
Scripts: Latin alphabet.

Un àtheil bríl àl’or dà neth êkêtt
/un ə’θeil bɾi:l əl’loɾ də.neθ.θɛ̃’kɛ̃t/
un àtheil bríl à-là-or dà neth êkêtt
a star shines at-the-time of our meeting
A star shines at the time of our meeting

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Fen /fen/
Just as Fein grew out from standard Efanyó, Fen did from D’elye.
Influences: D’elye and Fein.
Scripts: Latin alphabet.

Àziil biil alor dànèè engee
/ə’θi:l bi:l a’loʀ də’nɛ: eŋ’ge:/
àziil biil alor dà-nèè engee
star shines a_the_time of-our meeting
A star shines at the time of our meeting

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Tengoko /te’ŋo.ko/
Although it hasn’t got anything specially interesting, this is the conlang I’m most able to use and the one with the largest vocabulary. It has many daughter languages.
Influences: Japanese, Mayan, ancient Egyptian and Sohosi (another conlang).
Scripts: Apart from the Latin alphabet, Tengoko is most often writen with a system of Chinese-like characters called Kar (which has two versions, old Kar (Kyokar) and new Kar (Qyokar)). It can also be written with an alphabet called Sibaz which I also use for some of its daughter languages.

Taysnu haqay koim kazetyemar
/’tajz.nu ha’ɣaj ko’im ka.ze.tʲe’maɻ/
tays-nu haq-ay ko-im ka-zetyem-ar
star-a shine-PRES time-in our-meeting-GEN
A star shines at the time of our meeting

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Tonoryu /to’no.ɹju/
One of Tengoko’s daughter languages. It displays vowel harmony.
Influences: Tengoko.
Scripts: Sibaz and the Latin alphabet.

Tayni sahaae koum kajechemar
/’taj.ni sa’ha:.e kowm ka.dʒe’tʃe.maɹ/
tay-nü sa-haa-e ko-üm kä-jechem-ar
star-a it-shines-PRES time-in our-meeting-GEN
A star shines at the time of our meeting

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Xenechen /’xe.ne.tʃen/
Also descends from Tengoko, it’s influenced heavily by Japanese.
Influences: Tengoko and Japanese.
Scripts: Modern Kar (Qyo Kar) and the Latin alphabet. It could also be written with Japanese Katakana syllabary.
Note: Xenechen can be pronounced  slowly and thoroughly or fast omitting many vowels. Both IPA pronunciations are given.

Sahāe tainu koimu i kajechin’aru
/sa’ha:.e ta’i.nɯ ko’i.mɯ i ka.dʒe’tʃin ‘aɻɯ/
/sa’ha:.i tajn kojm i ka.dʒe’tʃin.aɻ/
sa-hā-e tai-nu ko-imu i ka-jechin-aru
it-shine-PRES star-a time-in that our-meeting-GEN
A star shines at the time of our meeting

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Hahdek /’ha:.dek/
Hahdek is Tengoko’s Lün, it has underwent sound changes similar to those of German and Lün. Due to this, its sounds is quite differently to Tengoko’s.
Influences: Tengoko and German.
Scripts: Sibaz and Latin alphabet.

Un dei ah in ho ar heh redaim
/un deɪ a: in ho aɹ he: ʀe’daɪm/
un dei ah in ho ar heh redaim
a star shines at hour of our meeting
A star shines at the time of our meeting

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Zissiten /’tsis,siˌten/
While it descends from Tengoko, I wanted Zissiten to sound similar to Italian and other Romance languages.
Influences: Tengoko and Italian.
Scripts: Sibaz and Latin alphabet.

Un tai há inco cai zeccéne
/un tai a: ‘iŋ.ko kai tse’t:ʃe.ne/
un tai há inco cai zeccéne
a star shines during our meeting
A star shines during our meeting

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Theng Thun /tʰeŋ˧’tʰun˧/
Yet another of Tengoko’s daughter languages. It has a tonal system such as Chinese’s.
Influences: Tengoko and Chinese languages.
Scripts: Mainly modern Kar.

Thē nu hā im kho à kha e sēè’en
/tʰe˥ nu˧ ha˥ im˧ kʰo˧ a˥˧ kʰa˧ e˧ ‘se:˥˦en˧/
thē nu hā im kho à kha e sēè’en
star one shine in time from we of meeting
A star shines at the time of our meeting

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Lisnäit /lis’næit/ o Alisnäit /a.lis’næit/
This is my favorite conlang. It’s words are formed out of triconsonantal roots such as those in Semitic languages.
Influences: Arabic, Lojban and Ithkuil (grammar), Lojban, English, Romance languages, Arabic, Quenya, Turkish and Greek (vocabulary).
Script: Sikäitt alphabet and Latin alphabet.

Särät lakan tämnui hau-gäloyno
/’sæ.ɾæt ‘la.kan ‘tæm.nui haʊ gæ’loj.no/
särat-ä lakan-a tämn-ui hau-gälay-o-no
star-SUBJECT shine-PRES hour-during near-going-GEN-ours
A star shines at the time of our meeting

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Alisne /a’liz.ne/
Lisnäit’s daughter language. It’s easier to use.
Influences: Lisnäit.
Script: Xiké alphabet and Latin alphabet.

Sarath lokana tammú nú hógalayu
/’sa.ɾaθ lo’ka.na ‘tam.mu: nu: ho:.ga’la.ju/
sarath lokan-a tammú nú hógalay-u
star shine-PRES at-the-moment-of our meeting-GEN
A star shines at the time of our meeting

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Romanice /ro’ma.ni.tse/
A typical romlang (this is, a conlang based on Latin so as to look like Romance languages)
Influences: Latin and Romance languages. Even though it looks closer to Italian it isn’t really.
Scripts: Latin alphabet. I’ve also used Piumafonte alphabet for Romanice, however it was odd for a Romance language.

Un istel’ brilas lh’ora de nostr’ocurso
/un is’tel ‘bɾi.las ‘lˁːo.ɾa de nos.tɾo’kuɾ.so/
un istela brilas en-la-ora de nostro-ocurso
a star shines in-the-hour of our-meeting
A star shines at the time of our meeting

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Sohosi /so’ho.si/
They say Rome was not built in a day. Sohosi, however, was actually constructed in a day (January 1 2010). Both its grammar and its vocabulary are very limited.
Influences: Toki-Pona and Turkish. Its writing system were inspired by Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Demotic and Rapa-Nui hieroglyphs.
Scripts: It uses a series of hieroglyphs (one for each syllable and word) which can be written fully or in simplified way I call Demotic after Egyptian Demotic.

Koruhinu ri rohi kota cigo netu
/ko.lu’hi.nu li ‘lo.hi ‘ko.ta ‘çi.ŋo ‘ne.tu/
koruhi-nu ri ro-hi kota cigo netu
star-one SEP give-light during we same_place
A star shines while we are together
ri (which is glossed as SEP) is a particle which separates the subject and the rest of the sentence.

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Minmá /min˥’ma˥/
A minimalistic conlang. Both its grammar and its phonemic inventory are quite simplistic.
Influences: Polynesian languages.
Scripts: Latin alphabet.

Kili ki kupi ne noko ná matu nin
/ki˥’li ki˥ ku˥’ɸi˥ ne˧ ‘no˧.ko˧ na˥ ma˧’tsu˥ nin˥/
kili ki kupi ne noko ná-matu nin
shine SUBJECT star in time I-many together
A star shines while we are together

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Bartxe /’baɾ.tʃe/
Quite the opposite. I wanted it to be rather complex.
Influences: Quechua.
Scripts: Latin alphabet

Yaxirkebe mixiekilis-qornam xevaka
/ja.ʃiɾ’kʰe.be mi.ʃje’kʰi.lis cʰoɾ’nam ʃe’va.kʰa/
ya-xir-k-e-be mi-xiek-il-is-qor-n-am xev-ak-a
IMPERF-light-CAUS-PRES-(I_see) our-meet-action-of-moment-the-in star-one-SUBJECT
A star shines at the time of our meeting
Bartxe verbs are marked for evidentiality (how do we know the what we are saying).

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Inlush /’in.lʌʃ/
This conlang is based in English. It could be seen as the English Efanyó.
Influences: English.
Script: Latin alphabet.

E thae sheinz adde momend f’oe mitun
/ə θæ: ʃeinz ‘a.tə ‘mo.mənð fɔə ‘mi.tʰʌn/
e thae shein-z at-de momend of-oe mitun
a star shine-s at-the moment of-our meeting
A star shines at the moment of our meeting

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Yanglish /’jæŋ.lɪʃ/ o Britanian /bɹɪ’tæ.nɪən/
Yanglish lies halfway between a full conlang and a simple linguistic game. Half of English words are said to come from French and Latin, the other half being mostly Germanic. In Yanglish Germanic words are replaced with words of French or Latin origin and vice versa. For example, the word Hour (which comes from Latin) is replaced by Germanic stund and Germanic star is replaced by Romance stelle (compare with the adjective stellar which comes from French). Some words remain the same because they could have come from either linguistic branch, me is such and example, compare with Spanish me and German mich. Some actual English words exchange their meaning, for example Germanic wish replaces Romance desire and vice-versa.
Influences: English, Germanic languages (mostly old English and German), Romance languages (mostly French) and Latin.
Scripts: English alphabet comes from Latin’s, so it makes sense for Yanglish to have a Germanic alphabet such us Futhark runes.

Un stele brilles en le stund de nos reunion
/ʌn sti:l bɹɪlz ən lə stʌnd də nɒs ‘ɹju:.njən/
un stele brill-es en le stund de nos reunion
a star shine-s at the hour of our meeting
A star shines at the time of our meeting

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Dongh /doŋɣ/
Just as Lynn is the result of applying Grimm’s law to a not-Germanic language (Spanish), Dongh is the result of reversing Grimm’s law in English so as to make a non-Germanic Indoeuropean language.
Influences: Nowadays English, old English and Proto-Indoeuropean.
Scripts: Latin script.

An astar scinet in dima unsi medias
/ən ‘as.tɚ ‘ski.nʲet in ‘di.mə ‘un.si ‘me.djas/
an astar scin-et in dima unsi media-s
a star shine-s in time our meeting-GEN
A star shines at the time of our meeting

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Yqende /y’qen.de/
A Swahili-like language. It makes heavy use of noun classes.
Influences: Swahili (grammar).
Scripts: Latin alphabet.

Qapahö xuzy kambanur kalez
/qa’pa.xø ‘ʃu.zy kam’ba.nur ‘ka.lez/
qe-a-pa-hö xu-u-zy ka-amba-nur ka-lez
POS-[21-actions]-near-we through-[20-abstract]-time [12-lifelike objects]-IMPERF-shine [12-lifelike objects]-star
A star shines while we are meeting.

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Seldon /’sel.don/
A rather mechanical logical language.
Influences: Probably Kēlen (Sylvia Sotomayor’s verbless conlang).
Scripts: Latin alphabet.

Len i nir þew ma i dzow
/len i niɾ θew ma i dzow/
len i nir þew ma i dzow
star be light while we be near
A star shines while we are together.

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Ilbaló /il.ba’lo:/
Just as in Lisnäit, Ilbaló words are made up from roots. Ilbaló roots aren’t triconsonantal however, but consist of one or two consonants.
Influences: Ithkuil and Lisnäit.
Scripts: Bithobal (see image above), Latin alphabet.

Lisa liskáswal tuni tye’ábwa
/’li.sa lis’ka:.swal ‘tu.ni tʃe’ʔa:.bwa/
lisa liskáswal tuni tye’á-bwa
shine star during meeting-ours
A star shines during our meeting

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Eharthen /e’haɾ.tʰen/
A synthetic language (each suffix carries many meanings) which marks evidentiality (as Bartxe does).
Influences: Quenya, various Indoeuropean languages and Proto-Tehya (see below).
Scripts: Eharthen uses several related scripts. Modern Kirthai looks like modern Greek alphabets and makes use of capital letters. Kirthai Dunar (Stone-inscriptions Kirthai) is also used as Cursive Kirthai (Hirtau, which is written vertically) is.

Mineka sinei aika du batuín noi oi
/mi’ne.ka si’neɪ ‘aɪ.ka du ba.tu’in noɪ oɪ/
mine-ka sini-ei aika du batuín noi oi
star-SUBJECT shine-PRES_(I_see) moment through meeting our of
A star shines during our meeting

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Proto-Tehya o Tighaia /tʰi’gʱa.ja/, luego /ti’ɣa.ja/
Eharthen and Tecya’s ancestor language.
Influences: Eharthen (as Proto-Tehya was created after Eharthen).
Script: Old stages of Kirthai such as vertical Old Kirthai or Proto-Kirthai (which is based on proto-Sinaitic, a real life ancestor of Latin alphabet).

Ancient Proto-Tehya:
Hinī linit dzu āka oħ nō vatuīn

/hi’ni: ‘li.nitʰ dzu ‘a:.kʰa oɦ no: va.tu’i:n/
hini-i lini-t dzu āka oħ nō vatuīn
shine-PRES star-SUBJECT through time of our meeting
A star shines during our meeting

Slightly more moder Tighaia:
Sinī ñinit du āka ō nō batuīn
/si’ni: m̥i’nit du ‘a:.ka o: no: ba.tu’i:n/
sini-i ñini-t du āka ō nō batuīn
shine-PRES star-SUBJECT through time of our meeting
A star shines during our meeting

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Tecya /’te.çja/
Eharthen’s sister language.
Influences: Proto-Tehya.
Scripts: Mostly vertical cursive Kirthai (which is called Hirtau in Tecya).

Ĥin cín d’auka o no batín
/xin çi:n ‘dau.ka o no ba’ti:n/
ĥin cin-i du-auka o no batín
star shine-PRES in-time of our meeting
A star shines at the time of our meeting

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Kenvei /keɱ’veɪ/
I wanted this conlang to be both phonetically pleasant and grammatically flexible.
Influences: Quenya, Finnish and Na’vi.
Scripts: Latin and Sinte alphabets.

Mi zaistes mivarinor loyande talli
/mi ‘tsais.tes mi’vaɾi.noɾ lo’jan.de ‘tal.li/
mi zaiste-es mivari-nos-ar loy-a-nde talli
in hour-the meeting-our-of shine-PRES-LAUD star
A star shines at the time of our meeting
LAUD=Laudative, marks positive attitude towards what is being said.

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This is all so far. See you later! ;)

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