Conlang Holiday Card Exchange • New Year Cards 2010/11
1. Text on the cards
Grampa/Caysudan/Hangkuran diyatisu —
Simalyang, ang məpatajo ikan-ing girenjaman eda-dagangena, nārya le tavisayang takan incam dagangyeley, ang sa-sahāy rangya nā briyanyēa Krismas nay Perican Hiro pandahari nā nay ledonyeri nā epang-nama. Nay panca ya incang benung … Ang hanuay vayam nārya, ang tavisava pericanley 11B7 mino nay toray!
Sa mətiyyang bimakangan marinya sitang-rī. Gahayang, vacvāng.
The names have this mapping and explanation:
Sam — Grampa < Garampangal
David — Caysudan
James — Hangkurang
Carsten — Krisyān
2. Translation into English
I am sorry the arrival of this card took so long, but I had the chance to buy cards only after I came back home from Christmas and New Year celebrations with my family and friends. And eventually I bought them on the web (of all places) … None the less I wish you to have a happy and blessed year 2011!
I took the picture on the front side of the card myself. I hope you like it.
3. Morphemic breakdown
Interlinear glosses have been made according to Wikipedia's list of glossing abbreviations.
I am sorry
it took time
of this card
I am sorry the arrival of this card took so long, but I had the chance to buy cards only after I came back home from Christmas and New Year celebrations with my family and friends.
on the web …
And eventually I bought (them) on the web (of all places) …
none the less
11B7 (menang menlan-men, tamlan-ito)
menang men-lan=men, tam-lan=ito
gross ten-ty=one, eleven-ty=seven
11B7 (tenty-one gross, eleventy-seven)
None the less I wish you to have a happy and blessed year 2011!
at the front
I took the picture on the front side of the card myself.
I hope you like (it).
4. Apologies for being late
Originally I intended to buy regular postcards in a stationery shop, however what with Christmas celebrations with my family and after that leaving for a cabin in the middle of nowhere that is the Eifel region of western Germany to spend a couple of days until New Year with friends in, I didn't manage to buy any. Upon returning home with a couple of nice photos from a hiking tour we did there, however, I decided to have postcards made from them. So I searched the web for a service where you can create and buy customized cards. The one I found to have reasonable prices unfortunately sends from the United States, although the page was presented in German to me, with a proper .de domain. So the vendor is American, which meant I had to wait a week for my order to ship. And then sending two cards to other European countries and one to the US again took another while … I'm slightly embarrassed that it might already be February by now you, one of the addressees, are reading this. At least the winter imagery on the postcards should still be suitable, and I hope the in-depth presentation of materials on this page makes up for me being late.