Láadan/Láadan Stories

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Háawith i rul - The Child and the Cat[edit]

By Rachel J Morris

Láadan English
Bíide eril sholan háawith wo. The child was alone.
Eril elasholan rul. The cat was alone and glad of it.
Eril sháad háawith ruledi. The child went to the cat.
Eril sháad rul háawithede. The cat left the child.
Eril doth háawith ruleth. The child followed the cat.
Eril dudama háawith ruleth. The child tried to touch the cat.
Eril dashobe rul háawitheth. The cat bit the child.
Eril wée háawith. The child cried.
Eril áana rul. The cat slept.

Anadal Ruloth - The Cat's Meal[edit]

By Rachel J Morris

Láadan English
Bíide eril yide rul wo. The cat was hungry.
Eril sháad rul meladi. The cat went to the sea.
Eril redeb rul thilith. The cat found a fish.
Eril di thili, “Bóoya yod ra ne leth!” The fish said in fear, “Don’t eat me!”
Eril zhedi rul. The cat agreed.
Eril sháad rul heshehothedi. The cat went to the park.
Eril redeb rul babíth. The cat found a bird.
Eril di babí, “Bóoya yod ra ne leth!” The bird said in fear, “Don’t eat me!”
Eril zhedi rul. The cat agreed.
Eril sháad rul anawehedi. The cat went to the grocery store.
Eril eb rul thuzheth anawehede. The cat bought a cake from the store.
Eril yod rul thuzheth. The cat ate the cake.
Eril yide ra rul. The cat was not hungry.

Ohena - Respect for good reasons[edit]

By Rachel J Morris

Láadan English
Bíide habelid hibomid shéeth wo. The camel lives in the desert.
Habelid lemamid olineth. The deer lives in the forest.
Habelid thili melath. The fish lives in the sea.
Habelid shanemid hesheth. The rabbit lives in the grass.
Habelid elashemid yáanineth. The squirrel lives in the tree.
Thi habelid wohóohath. The camel has a view.
Thi lemamid wohóohath. The deer has a view.
Thi thili wohóohath. The fish has a view.
Thi shanemid wohóohath. The rabbit has a view.
Thi elashemid wohóohath. The squirrel has a view.
Wozhelith ra ben. They don't think the same,
izh, thi ben ohenath. but, they have respect for good reasons.
Shidi ben. They are together.
Rashidi ben. They are apart.
Bíidi wohoth wa. In teaching I say: lives are important.
Bóo ohena ne abesheth. I request that you respect all.