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D'ni Text written and translated by OBDORMIO
Man, I wish I knew D'ni letters well enough to transliterate this. I can see that the big word is "irvantee", but for the smaller writing my eyes get dizzy trying to make them out.
@Obdormio: hehe don't read the rest too carefully, it isn't worth the eyestrain. I'd love to put some sensical D'ni text there if someone else could write it!
Well, I make no promise that this is correct D'ni, especially as I pretty much browbeat a couple of words into new service, but I hope the meaning carries somewhat. Maybe someone who knows it better can correct me? Don't know that it is enough, either.
In Cyan's Dnifont:
.tagamtavok irvåntE Kenen xEmaal b'fasE b'erTtelUKam ga b'erTtelpråDtEgam ga b'erTtelendAam .recUrtav xo irvåntE gloen tomet te met Kor
@Obdormio: ooo fun! Thanks obdormio! :D I really appreciate you doing that! Could I ask you make a little more, maybe with some numbers in there too? I'd need more lines fit the page. I'd love to know the general meaning too :D
@larkinheather: The general meaning is something along the lines of: "Knowledge of minerals is essential to a surveyor, and to a miner, and to a stone mason. The education on minerals begins here, with this book."
And, sure, I'll try to think of a couple more. The problem is finding something about minerals I can express with the available vocabulary. I've already cheated with "tehlpradteegahm" and "tehlehndaiahm", for the guilds of Miners and Stone Masons, appropriating other words since no real one exists yet.
@Obdormio: Awesome! I love it. That sounds great :D I don't think there's any sin in making up words if they're not available.
I'll put in the text you wrote later when I start drawing the next pages. If you get a chance to make more, that would be great. But no pressure!
@larkinheather: OK, I feel even less certain about these than I did the other set.
.pråDtE biv KenEt miStaij me irvåntE ranal .mEt KenEt 6)0 irvåntE tagamin rUb vUhEEt tansUij te testE
I even worked in a number (that should be the digits 6-10-0). Meaning I went for: "All rocks are composed of various minerals. There are 4000 known minerals, but they can be broken into categories."
The word "tahnsoo" is pure invention on my part, and not even based on an existing word, since there didn't seem to be any word meaning something along the lines of "divide".
@Obdormio: sweeeeeeeet that sounds perfect! It's great that the page will actually say something meaningful!
I'll let you know when I put both in! And I'll make a top-of-the-page author comment with your name as the provider of the D'ni text, if that's cool with you. It's already evident from all these comments, but ...
anyhoo, I appreciate your efforts! D'ni writing is hard >_< I remember I used to do a lot of it, and now I can't remember anything. sadnessssss
@Obdormio: Hey Obdormio. I wanted to let you know that I put the D'ni text you gave me into this page (Page 32). I think it looks nice. It's great knowing it is actually intelligent sentences :D yay!
@larkinheather: Looks great! Now I'm tempted to delete my previous comics, to let people try to puzzle it out for themselves - and if not, at least hide any errors I have made!
shorah, I can't believe it! The text in the book are actual sentences?? This is so great! Thanks so much ! Hope there is more to come!
Thank you for this!