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Example: Xe’nadit ‘inatu esaku’tan’han.
(1S-nadit (INF)advertise employment-ALL)
I try in vain to apply for a job.

This is not quite correct. Currently, I can only say that I am applying, but have not yet received any results. I can however say that applying for jobs sucks. It makes me wish that we were in a socialist state where jobs were assigned to people. Even though I am normally libertarian. It is a so bizarre ritual apparently intended to humiliate applicants. I understand that advertising is necessary, but I feel uncomfortable by advertising my own skills and abilities while simultaneously hiding the issues (like my disability). So, yeah… if anyone wants to hire a code monkey with a love for constructed languages, tell me!

Back to ‘nadit: It can be used intransitively, mostly in the expression [Jilih] mi’la’nadit ([this] 3S-PST-nadit: this was in vain), but it can as well be used to say that something is done in vain like in the example above.

Some words exist even though they should not. ‘kamandi is one of them. Let us just say that team is a German abbreviation, no matter what your etymological dictionary says. It means: “Toll, Ein Anderer Macht’s” (Great, someone else does/will do it). This means that teamwork is doomed to fail by default. There will always be people who ‘kamandi and quite often, they are in important positions, thus the false cognate with “command”. I actually considered naming it after the specific person, but decieded that I would prefer to forget his very existance. 😉

In conculturing terms, the group can also be the family.

The word can be used intentional or like a normal transitive verb.

Kamandi’he is the term for such a glorious person…

Example: Sihatil mi’kamandi ‘inesukuku kemas’het ines.
(Sihatil 3S-kamandi (INF)program version new)
Sihatil let the group down when programming the new version.

(BTW: Sihatil is a rejistanian name and intentionally not related to any RL failures in human shape. They know who they are.)

This word is a simple one. It is not related to ‘doing work’ but instead to being able to function. Working as in ‘doing work’ is “‘oyki”. This breaking of the topic is related to something else though. On my netbook, this blog is really unusably slow with the newest Firefox and I am considering switching to a more minimal theme, especially if others have the same issue. So, tell me what you think:

The other reason is that I cannot get the song “America” by Roy Zimmerman out of my head. Those without Flash, like me, can still convert it to MP3. Metacrawler is your friend since I am not sure about the legal implications of these sites.

Example: Mi’mesit’juku! Kelda’iln ‘oyki! (3S-SUBJ4-function! Remain-IMP2PL (INF)work)

And the third reason for this topic is that I seem to be incapable of converting the letters blisk calligraphically wrote for me into a font using fontforge. That tool is harder to figure out than quantum chronodynamics and the EUropean* constitution. Is there a better tool to create fonts which runs on Linux?

* EUropean is a term I would like to see used for the parts of Europe in the EU, just to prevent another America the continent vs America the nation issue. It could be pronounced by prefixing a /i:/ in front of .