Ring A: 18/20: Nesheti

Tony Hogard
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  1. Tuwiya vehami Itaus.
  2. Daskinke nadestak, antuzal, is uvehanke slaumalak kun:
  3. "Anda fitaril yamlanzi, seluse davuf tarehizi.
  4. Anda fitaril yamlanzi, seluse davuf paranazazi panketak.
  5. Seluse davuf ruthupazi businyutuluk,
  6. is hala maginunzi nata meshatun adek.
  7. Seluse davuf baruzazi nestek danku,
  8. is ukuhilaba ates ekretazi businyutuluk,
  9. va wipel, ge amid seluses davuf.
  10. Seluse davuf uluwazi lesitelek. Vustefel triyahanzi nata.
  11. Seluse davuf beskizi antuzalan newa amidak halas,
  12. is an beskizi panketan astifak.
  13. Itau esazi dumu mayanzikeve. Itau esazi genzuf.
  14. Itau esazi edaha."
  15. Puz esantu yenza brepana.

Smooth Translation

  1. The Second Song of Ito.
  2. Have hope, people, and sing these words:
  3. "When the stars appear, the Great One speaks.
  4. When the stars appear, the Great One understands all.
  5. The Great One wakes the spirits of the forest,
  6. and they cannot stop him.
  7. The Great One battles the dark night,
  8. and his brightness tames the spirits,
  9. because of the Great One's strength.
  10. The Great One protects the forests. Strangers cannot enter.
  11. The Great One gives the young people their strength,
  12. and he gives love to all.
  13. Ito is a growing child; Ito is a friend;
  14. Ito is a gift."
  15. May it always be so.


Nesheti has two genders for nouns: active nouns include people, animals, fire, moving water, and astronomical and meteorological phenomena. Other nouns are neuter.

Nesheti usually has SVO word order. Adjectives and adverbs follow the nouns or verbs they modify.

Nouns are declined for accusative, dative, and genitive cases, and for plural number:

nominative -0
accusative -k
dative -n
genitive -s
plural -l

Verbs conjugations appearing in this text:

present tense: -zi, third person singular -nzi, third person plural
future tense: -ntu, third person plural
imperative mood -nke, second person plural


adek (pron.) 3 sg. (active), accusative
amid (n.) strength
an (pron.) 3 sg. (active)
anda (prep.) in, within, during; (adv.) while, when
antuza (n.) person, man
astif (n.) love
ates (pron.) 3 sg. (active), genitive
baruzan (v.) to fight, to battle
beskin (v.) to give
brepana (adv.) always
businyut (n.) forest spirit, elf
genzuf (n.) friend
danku (adj.) dark
daskin (v.) to have, to possess
davuf (adj.) strong, powerful
dumu (n.) child
edaha (n.) gift
ekretan (v.) to tame, to make small
esan (v.) to be
va wipel ge (conj.) because, for the reason that
vehami (n.) song
vustefe (n.) alien, foreigner, stranger
is (conj.) and
Itau (n.) a proper name, with no obvious meaning
yamlan (n.) to appear
yenza (adj.) possible
kun demonstrative determiner, this
lesit (n). forest
maginun (v.) to be able to
mayanzikeve (adj.) growing, thriving
meshatun (v.) to stop, to prevent
nadesta (n). hope
nata (adv.) negative
newa (adj.) new, young
nest (n.) night
panket (n.) all, everything, everyone
paranazan (v.) to understand, to know
puz (adv.) so, then
ruthupan (v.) to awaken
seluse (n.) person, being, one
slaum (n.) word
tarehin (v.) to speak, to tell a story
triyahan (v.) to enter
tuwiya (adj.) second, ordinal number 2
uvehan (v.) to sing
ukuhilaba (n.) brightness, light
uluwan (v.) to protect
fitar (n.) star
hala (pron.) 3 pl.
halas (pron.) 3 pl., genitive


3 third person
sg. singular
pl. plural
n. noun
pron. pronoun
v. verb
adj. advective
adv. adverb
conj. conjunction

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February 19th, 2007
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