C.E.P. to PAFTIT Translator

Stage 2

Stage 1: https://lingojam.com/EnglishtoC-E-P-

This will take English words and convert them into ITUMA, a constructed language meant for translation. ITUMA is Subject Verb Object, modifiers succeed noun and verbs, and is not inflected. See Notes for strange occurrences.


Unfortunately, for "proper" operation would require multiple breakdowns via regex. This can sort of be done by using another translator, but for now: please prepare your translation or at least be willing to work with what gets thrown back at you. I loathe regex. See Notes for strange issues.

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Translating tenses: 'To have' and 'to be' are auxiliary verbs alongside "will" and are treated as phrases. So please place a dash " - " after the end of the phrase, "have" or "be" usually, when they are NOT the main verb.

EX: I am pulling you -> Yi am pullba ni

I am pull ing you -> Yi am bul ba ni

I am- pull ing you -> Yi A1 T1 bul ba ni

I A1 T1 pull ing you -> Yi ba ga bul ba ni

I T1 pull ing you -> Yi ga bul ba ni

I am pulling you becomes "yi bul-ga-ba ni" or preferably "yi bul-ga ni"

ITUMA has no inflection, its agglutinative/isolative. Tense,Modality,Aspect are conveyed through specific adverbs (sort of like "am" in 'I am helping' to show that the action is continuous. ) The T/M/A and 0/1/2 will be on the English side while the actual adverb comes on the right. So turn 'I am helping' into 'I help T1 A1'. These are optional and are assumed from time words in the language, but its better for translation's sake.

Preferably, if you feel the need to include these, then the order you choose to do so is Modality (How the speaker feels about the possibility of an action), then T0,T1,T2: Tenses/Time. 0 is Past, 1 is Present, 2 is Future M0,M1,M2: Modality. 0 is Certain, 1 is Hypothetical/Able to, 2 is doubt/probable/conditional. A0,A1,A2: Aspect. 0 is Perfective, 1 is Continuous, 2 is Habitually These are contextual and can be omitted

Politeness is done by repeating the verb Plural is done by repeating the last syllable of a noun Question is done by Yes/No at start of sentence Negation is done by placing no directly before verb

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