mamōra

mamoora

mamōra

We’re on the seventh sentence of the 14th Conlang Relay Text:

se jasāla mo mamōri ma setenne jaxāeli jīlli;

The word mamōra is the word for “moon” and is animate for the same reason that the word for sun is animate: because. OK, because the sun and the moon and some other natural phenomena are traditionally considered to be persons. mamōri is in the collective because if TÄ“rjemar has moons, it has more than one.*

More on this sentence tomorrow.