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Ta Ti

Sample Texts

Since grammar and vocabulary aren't enough to learn a language, especially one with such reliance on pragmatics, I have started collecting samples of my language from my conversations in it and from my dwellings on it. I have also translated the Babel text into Ta Ti.

"Someone is actually learning MY language!"
Ni na jo ko na ya ji ta hu mi ya!

"Now, I feel bad."
Tai ti ju, mi se ji pli no.

"I figured."
Tai fi ju, mi na.

"Cool! You used my language!"
Swi! Tai fi ju, yu plai ji ta mi!

"I'm actually having a conversation in Ta Ti with another friend!"
Mi ta ya plai Ta Ti sai ni na pli di!

"Sheri wanted me to tell you that her son Andrew is at MJC."
Sheri jo de ji ti: mi ta ji ti mu yu: ti ma jo lon MJC: Sheri jo pa ji hi.

"What's up?"
Wi jo ko?

"Well, if I didn't mess that up!"
Tai fi ti ju, mi da ji ti!

"I threw a bunch of junk away."
Tai fi ju, mi fa ji je hu nu kra.

"You don't like yellow?"
Yu pli no pli plai ye?

"I love yellow, but it is very hard to read."
Mi pli ya plai ye. So, mi bi hu pli no ha si ji hi.

"I don't have a car."
Mi po no ji ba mu.

"It's hot outside, but it's cool inside."
Ne no jo he fai. So, ne jo fri.

"I wish for the same."
Mi de ji di no.

"Drat! I have to work for 6 more days!"
Da! Tai lai ma wa ju, mi de kri!

"Soon, I work, too."
Tai ti ko ju, mi ya jo kri.

"I feel bad for you."
Mi se ji pli no mu yu.

"I'm feeling faint."
Mi se ji pli no. Mi de sli.

"It's been a YAY! day, so YAY!"
Tai lai ti fi ju, mi pli ya ji tai. Mu, pli ya!

"That'll be fun!"
Tai ko ju, ti jo pli!

"Okay, have a nice day!"
Na. Hei po ji tai lai pli!

"I'm actually eating breakfast!"
Tai ti hu lai ko ju, mi fu ya ji!

"I'll let you be if you want."
Yu de ju, mi mu fa ri yu.

"Okay, I just wanted to say "hi"; I don't really have a topic in mind."
Na. Tai fi ju, mi de ta ji ta. Mi na no ji je ta.

"Okay, I'm finished for now."
Pli. Tai ti ju, mi fi ji.

"Goodness! That's a lot of sweets!"
Ha! Ti jo swi hu nu kra!

"I love you."
Mi pli kra ri yu.

"Did you forget to wipe your butt?"
Tai fi ju, yu na no na fre ji lu kla yu?

"How old are you?"
Tai hu nu wi ju, yu rau ji rau lai?

"Can I borrow 50 bucks?"
Tai ko ti ju, yu do ji we Dollars hu ma ma hu ma mu mi ju, tai ko ju, mi do ji we hu di no mu yu.

"I'm cooking pizza."
Mi fai ji fu fla rau.

"I burned the pizza."
Tai fi ju, mi fai ya ji fu fla rau.

"In April, I want to drive to Arizona."
Tai hu rau lai hu tai bla ha ha hu nu tu tu ha ko ju, mi de mu mu Arizona wei ba mu.

"I'm drinking water."
Mi fu ji kwa.

"What are you doing?"
Yu kri ji wi?

"I'm starting to die."
Mi ko fi.

"I already started to die."
Tai fi ju, mi ko fi.

"I started dying the day I was born."
Mi ko he ju, mi ko fi.

"I want to go to work Monday."
Tai lai hu nu tu ha hu rau hu tai lai ma tu ha ko ju, mi de kri.

"I don't want to go to school."
Mi de no mu mu kru hu bra kra hu ko na.

"I'm tired."
Mi de sli.

"Sorry to hear that."
Pli no.

"I don't feel good."
Mi se pli no ya.

"I find him/her very attractive."
Si hi jo pli ya ji mi.

"He/She is so cute!"
Hi po ji si swi ya!

"This is so complex."
Ti ji pli no ya.

"I want to die."
Mi de fi he.

"I don't want to feel everything."
Mi de se no ji to.

"I want to feel nothing."
Mi de se ji je no.

"I want to drink."
Mi de fu ji kwa krei.

"Plus, my boyfriend hasn't talked with me much this past week."
Plu, tai lai ma tu fi ju, ni na mei ra mi jo ta hu kra no ha sai mi.

"I feel so lonely."
Mi se ji so ya.

"I need someone!"
Mi de ya ji ni na!

"I want to cry."
Mi de ji ti: kwa ko ri fle si mi.

"I need to meditate."
Mi de no hu de se.

"Happy 28th Birthday!"
Tai lai ti ju, tai fi ju, tai ma ma ma ma ma tu wa ju, yu rau ji rau lai. Swi!

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