The Fiction of Wolf Moisan

The Boy and the Sea Dragon

Appendix A

Cingalia to English

In Cingalia, you produce the ‘ng’ sound by placing your tongue on the roof of your mouth toward the back.

‘mi’ turns present tense verbs into past tense

‘nga’ is a modifier

‘yo’ at the end of a noun modifies it

A ‘ in the pronounciation indicates a glottal stop

Lingesa   lin ge sa   storm

Monogawileu    mon a ga wi le u   that

Nga   nga  a

Laminka    la min ka   we

Mira    mi ra   will

Nowiling     no wi ling   now

Ikala    i ka la     I

Unada     un a da    and

Pina   pi na     me

Ang   ang    the

Alang   a lang    all

Fiapa    fi a pa    for

Aka   a ka    not

Kinala    ki na la    know

Lenagi   le na gi    what

Inu    in u    in

Beinga    be ing a    get

Laka    la ka    self

Linga    ling a    on

Pa   pa    to

Ilitu    i li tu  it

Saenga     sa eng a    name

Ungitaki     ung i ta ki    take

Kelama    ke la ma    have

Iy    i i    is

Luloa    lu lo a    while

Amia      a mi a    you

Telukia    te lu ki a   talk

Ilang   i lang   could

Fulea     fu le a    from

Pelaga      pe la ga    people

Hamia    ha mi a    head

Leanga    le ang a      learn

Neqesa    ne ke sa    water

Dileqesa    di le ke sa     deep water

Ikalaku    i ka la ku    my

Aita    a it a   are

Dong    dong     do

Onga     ong a    of

Temila    te mi la    out

Helia     he li a     help

Nonga      nong a    one

Wileu   wi le u     this

Lakang     la kang    say

Neqesaga       ne ke sa ga     watery

Gevala    ge va la     grave

Igasa     i ga sa    why

Yotinga    yo tin ka      young

Hulianga      hu li ong a    hungry

Seliana     se li a na      sorry

Esa     e sa     as

Edianpa    e di an pa    to eat

Batinga     ba ting a    bath

Iyokang       i yo kang     dragons

Langea     lang e a    language

Legana    le ga na     let

Trinu     tri nu    try

Cateapa     ka te a pa    catch

Fiseha    fi se ha    fish

Silukia    si lu ki a    good

Lukea    lu ke a    luck

Elangu    e lang u    either

Rilenga    ri leng a   ride

Gai    ga i    girl/gal

 

 

 

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