Taigh a Batan language

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Taigh a Batan

Regulated byThe Language Development Branch
Spoken inAlbion, McMillan
Total speakers1
FamilyEsperanto
  • Taigh a Batan
TypeArtlang

Taigh a Batan is an Esperanto based language (an Esperantido). It was the national language of Taigh a Bata, albeit the fact that it was underdeveloped. Until August 2011, the Taigh a Batan government had been more interested in developing the Caran language, leading to the steady deterioration of interest in the Taigh a Batan language. However, the Language Development Branch standardised the Taigh a Batan language, changing it on a large scale.

Despite the fact that Taigh a Bata no longer exists, the language is still spoken in the territory of McMillan, Free State of Albion owing to Taigh a Batan influence.

Development

The development of Taigh a Batan so far has been divided into 2 periods:

  1. Old Taigh a Batan (2009-2011): based on Esperanto with an English syntax and a liberal borrowing of words from other languages. The development of the Taigh a Batan language was halted when some sentences in the language tended towards somewhat of a gutteral mix. However, Old Taigh a Batan was used as a foundation for development of the current period;
  2. Second Period (Contemporary) Taigh a Batan (August 2011 – present): a complete overhaul and standardisation of Taigh a Batan. Second Period Taigh a Batan combines the grammatical and phonological features of Esperanto, some grammatical features from Ido and Glosa and a mixture of vocabulary from Old Taigh a Batan, Esperanto, a variety of Romance languages (chiefly French) and a number of a priori elements.

Grammar

Taigh a Batan has a grammar based on the Esperanto, Ido and Glosa languages.

Tenses

Tenses
Present tense mi aketas
(I buy)
Past tense mi aketis
(I bought)
Future tense mi aketos
(I will buy)
Conditional mood mi aketus
(I would buy)

When involving time, the words pro (before) and post (after) are used to denote days and times of the day e.g protago (yesterday).

Lexicon

Much of the lexicon in contemporary Taigh a Batan is derived ultimately from Esperanto, with elements from other languages such as French, Talossan, Apiyan and Haitian Creole along with some new a priori elements. 

Word Origin

Taigh a Batan    Origin English
audano (Apiyan) "audanie"                               "publication"
boko (Haitian Creole) "boko" "sorcerer"
crúpto (Talossan) "crüpto" "secret"
dékordinaro (Luxembourgish) "déck"      (Esperanto) "ordinara" "extraordinary"
elirejo (Esperanto) "elirejo" "orifice"
fromaĝogateau (Esperanto) "fromaĝo (French) "gateau"  "cheesecake"
guma (Apiyan) "guma" "rubber"
havas (Esperanto) "havas" "have"
in (Latin) "in" "in"
jaro (Esperanto) "jaro" "year"
kilometro (Esperanto) "kilometro" "kilometre"
lando (Esperanto) "lando" "country"
makto (a priori, based on Toki Pona and Na'vi)                             "land"
neu (German) "neu" "new"
oranĝo (Esperanto) "oranĝo" "orange"
paské (Haitian Creole) "paske" "because"
qualito (Talossan) "qualità" "quality"
rezulto (Esperanto) "rezulto" "result"
ŝlepo (Romanian) "șlep" "barge"
tu (French) "tu" "you"
ujo (Esperanto) "ujo" "can" "container"
voko (Esperanto) "voko" "call"
waltz (English) "waltz" "waltz"
xylofono (English) "xylophone" "xylophone"
zoo (English) "zoo" "zoo"

 

Common Vocabulary

English

Taigh a Batan

Hello (formal)

Saluton

Hello (informal)

Ëllo

Yes

Jes

No

Ne

Good morning

Bona maté

Good evening

Bona vespé

Good night

Bona nokto

Goodbye

Dieutré

What is your name?

Kio tur noma?

My name is John

Mi noma estas John

Nice to meet you

Enchanté

How are you?

Kan sa tu?

Good, thanks

Bona, dankë tu

And you?

Ka tu?

Bad

Malbona

Why?

Porkial?

Do you speak English?

Tu polari Angla?

I don't understand you

Mi ne comprendé tu

All right

Bona

Okay

Ĝuste (or Okay)

Thank you

Dankë tu (or simply ‘Dankë’)

You're welcome

Tu estas velcomsa

Please

Si-tu-plé

Gesundheit!

Sanon!

Congratulations

Gratulon

I love you

Mi amor tu

One beer, please

Una bier, si-tu-plé

What is that?

Kio estas tio?

That is a dog

Tio estas una hundo

Peace!

Pacon!

Help!

Help!

Excuse me

Pardonu mi

I’m sorry

Mi estas bedaŭras

Where is the toilet?

Kie estas la toilette?