Be Worry, Don’t Happy!

It is amazing how you can switch two words around and completely change the meaning of the whole song 😀 Also, this video is from a channel where they alter the notes from major to minor or from minor to major, and it completely changes the feeling of the song. Definitely check out this channel if you like such things 🙂

Linguist pick up line #3

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Agglutinative languages form meaning by putting multiple elements into a single large word. Examples of agglutinative languages are Hungarian, Finnish and Xhosa (which is one of the official languages of my country, South Africa). Xhosa is related to Zulu, which is also an official language of South Africa.

History of the word “I” for Atlaans and other Atlantean languages

Family Tree - I

The Atlantean languages are spoken on the fictional world of Erd that I created a few years ago. I have developed many languages and dialects as you can see in this chart. Atlaans is the language that I have developed the most, but I have developed the older versions of the language as well.

Here is The Night’s Watch Pledge in Atlaans, Harbour Atlanten, Middle Atlantean and High Atlantean

Atlaans
Nach kom en nu meen vach begin
Es zou niet eenden bis meen tod
Ig zou ken zena haben
ken land haben, en ken kinder machen
Ig zou ken kron tragen en ken rum vinen
Ig zou leeven en sterven ouf meen stelung
Ig ar de sverd in de dunkel
Ig ar de vacher ouf de mouer
Ig ar de fouer das bren teen de koud
de lich das de dameren bring
de horn das de slaaperen oufvach
de zild das de landen fon manen shooz
Ig vidme meen leve en era su de nach vach
for dies nach en al de nach das kom

Harbour Atlantean
Nïxht kömath ïnth nü mïn wäxht bïgun
Ït shöll nuxht ïndan but mïn töth
Ixh shöll kïn wïf häban
kïn länd häban, ïnth kïn kundar mäxhan
Ixh shöll kïn krön tharägan ïnth kïn rüm wunan
Ixh shöll lïwan ïnth satärwan öv mïn satïllün
Ixh bin thars sawirth un thars thünkal
Ixh bin thön wäxher öv thil möhar
Ixh bin thars föhar that barinath thïn thil köth
thars luxht that thil dämmärun barinath
thars hörn that thïn salaparen övwäxh
thars shuld that thïn länden vön mänen shötath
Ixh wudminï mïn lïva ïnth irä shü thil nïxht wäxht
vör this nixht ïnth all thïn nixhten that köman

Middle Atlantean
Noyxht koman oynth nu moyn waxht boygoenath
Oyd zholl noexht oyndan boed moyn doth
Oyxhe zholl goyn woyv havan
goyn land havan, oynth goyn goender maxhan
Oyxhe zholl goyn gron thragan oynth goyn roym woenan
Oyxhe zholl loyvan oynth satarvan ov moyn satoyllun
Oyxhe boyn san sawoyrth oen thil thunkal
Oyxhe boyn thil waxhar ov thil mohar
Oyxhe boyn san fohar thad broynath thoyn thil goth
san loexht thad thil damaroen broenath
san horn thad thars salaparen ovwaxh
san zhoeld thad thars landen von manen zhodath
Oyxhe woedmoin moin loyva oynth oyra zhu thil naxht waxht
vor thoys naxht oynth all thoyl naxhten thad koman

High Atlantean
Nocatan cumat ont ni mon wacatul pocenath
Ote sullat necat ontan pet mon totha
Oce sullo con woful hafan
con landan hafan, ont con cenderen macan
Oce sullo con crunan thracan ont con roma wenan
Oce sullo lofan ont satarfan mon satoline
Oce pon sanasaworatha sanathincen
Oce pon thelewacata tholomuharanen
Oce pon sanafuhara that paronath thon thelecuthol
sanalecata that theledamarenul paronath
sanahoran that tholosalaparen ufwacan
thonosheltan that thololanden maneno shutam
Oce wetmono mon lofa ont ora thelenacata wacato
thosonacata ont all tholonacatena that cuman

English
Night gathers and now my watch begins.
It shall not end until my death.
I shall take no wife.
Hold no lands, father no children.
I shall wear no crowns and win no glory.
I shall live and die at my post.
I am the sword in the darkness.
I am the watcher on the walls.
I am the fire that burns against the cold.
the light that brings the dawn.
the horn that wakes the sleepers.
the shield that guards the realms of men.
I pledge my life and honor to the night’s watch,
for this night and all the nights to come

Linguist pick up line #2

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A sprachbund are languages that are not descended from the same older language (and thus not genetically related), yet they have affected each other a lot because of their close proximity to each other. There are sprachbunds all over the world as many languages have interact with each other in border areas or where two or more languages are used.

Linguist pick up line

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A clitic is something that gets added to a word. A morpheme is a technical term for a word. It is used to define a unit of meaning in a language. Morpheme can be a word but it doesn’t have to be. In agglutinative languages, morphemes are added together into a single word, whereas in analytic languages morphemes tend to be separate words.

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Steve the Vagabond was responsible for the Second Great Cheesecake War on Erd, where Atlaans is spoken. It lead to a great migration where Atlanteans left for all corner of the globe. It is the main reason Atlantean is spoken all around the world on Erd.

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She has a chip on her shoulder? Well she should take it off and eat it. Don’t waste food!

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I love it when people deconstruct sayings like this. We use and hear these expressions all the time and very often we don’t even stop to think about where they come from or how silly they sound. Next time you hear an expression, take a moment to think about what the words actually mean and maybe look up the origin. I am sure it will be an interesting read 🙂

Low German and Atlaans

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The world Atlaans is spoken in was created by me to have a place where things work slightly differently. There are many people in our world that want to deny the true origin of languages and say silly things like English comes from Hebrew and is the mother of language. Well, I made a world where all languages do come from a single source called Atlantean, which is called Atlaans in one of the Atlantean dialects. #AtlaansConfirmed

Come live on the silly side of life