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To Showxa Lang Belta Ke? 309

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To Showxa Lang Belta Ke?
« on: June 16, 2018, 07:50:51 AM »
Wa koming gut, beratna unte sesata mi!

This is a thread where we, Belta, talk and learn about Lang Belta, the Belter Creole from The Expanse!

Here's couple helpful websites:

http://expanse.wikia.com/...reole_individual_articles
https://www.memrise.com/course/1476694/lang-belta-belter-creole-phrasebook/

Also, if you're on Discord, the #lang-belta at The Expanse channel is a veritable cornucopia of Lang Belta knowledge. I can be found there as AlephZero (duh  :D)

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Re: To Showxa Lang Belta Ke?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2018, 08:06:44 AM »
And to translate the title of the thread:

"You" + "Speak" + "Language" + "Belter" + "Yes/No"?

Lang Belta borrows heavily from many languages, the ending "ke" for a question is a loan from Japanese "ka".

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Re: To Showxa Lang Belta Ke?
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2018, 08:18:28 AM »
Da wowt da diye (Word of the day):

Koyo - Dog/Cat/(Other Small Animal)

Koyomang - a friend (as in "Yo Dawg")
"Koyo" + "Mang"

Mang - "Man"

Kemang - "Who"
Kowmang - "Everyone"
Namang - "Noone"
Demang - "This person"
« Last Edit: June 16, 2018, 08:21:23 AM by AlephZero »

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Re: To Showxa Lang Belta Ke?
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2018, 09:31:18 PM »
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Re: To Showxa Lang Belta Ke?
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2018, 08:43:28 PM »
Oye, kopeng mi! (Hello/Greetings, my friend(s))

Da wowt da diye: Mang/Wala

Notice, plural of "wowt" is the same, "word" and "words" are both "wowt"

Mang: a person, a part of many combo words...

Bosmang: Boss, Chief, lit. "Boss" + "Person"
Tékimang: Technician, "Technology" + "Person"
Zákomang: Police, "Law" + "Person"

Wala:
1. person related to or associated with a characteristic
2. person who works with or does something professionally

Weltewala: a Welder, "to weld" + "person who does"
Rowmwala: Bartender, "Rum" + "person who does"
Welwala: (pejorative) person obsessed with the gravity well or the inner planets' culture; "planet-lover", "(Gravity)Well" + "person who lives"
Maliwala: Child/Children, "Small" + "person who is"

Couple other important words:

Beltalowda: The Belters, more of "Us Belters" in context
Inyalowda: The Inners, more of "Them Inners" as in opposition of "Us Belters"

Both using the suffix "-lowda", which makes the plural of the original word.

Example:
"Mi": "I/Me"
"Milowda": "We/Us"

"To": "You"
"Tolowda": "You(Plural)"

"Im": "He/She/It"
"Imalowda": "They/Them"

Oyedeng! (Goodbye)

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Re: To Showxa Lang Belta Ke?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2019, 04:47:31 PM »
Oye! :waving:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
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Re: To Showxa Lang Belta Ke?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2019, 07:13:35 PM »
Oye! :waving:

Oye koyomang!  :cheers:

You trying to learn Lang Belta?
« Last Edit: February 23, 2019, 07:18:34 PM by AlephZero »

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Re: To Showxa Lang Belta Ke?
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2019, 07:21:38 PM »
Si, un poco that's Spanish.  :facepalm:

Mi no sasa Lang Belta!

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
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Re: To Showxa Lang Belta Ke?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2019, 07:47:25 PM »
It's time you learn some, Koyo!  :cheers:

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Re: To Showxa Lang Belta Ke?
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2019, 07:47:17 PM »
Mo wowt da diye...

Pensa: to think, to believe

"Keting to pensa?" - "What do you think?"

"Pensating", "Think" + "Thing" - "Thought"

Sasa: To know something for a fact, to know how to do something

"Mi na sasa Lang Belta" - "I don't know Lang Belta"

"Mi sasa" - "I know"

Keng: To know a person, to be familiar with a subject

"Fo keng to im gut" - "It's good to know you" lit. "To know you is good"  -  "Nice to meet you"

Also "Fo vedi im gut", "To see you is good" - "Nice to see you"

Kang: To be able to, to can

"Milowda na kang go fo xom", "Mi" + "-lowda" + "na + "kang" + "go" + "fo" + "xom"
"I" + "plural" + "not" + "can" + "go" + "to" + "home" -  "We can't go home"

A Bonus: "Xalte ere gova", "to hold in head" - "Commit to memory, remember"

"Xalte ere gova da Cant!" - "Remember the Cant!"

 :cheers:
« Last Edit: February 25, 2019, 07:49:18 PM by AlephZero »

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