This is the fourth and last division of the day, covering from noon until sunset.
la jōrralon jālne cī;
Have a good afternoon.
I apparently don’t have words for “noon” or “midnight” or “sunrise” or “sunset”. I will have to think about that.
jānnalon is the morning, from sunrise until noon.
la jānnalon jālne cī;
Have a good morning.
The variant form ānnalon is also possible in il phrases.
il ānnalon ānen ancēxa wā il ñi sāen rā jatarūni jawēhi nō;
All morning without hope, he followed mirages.
The next division of the day is jōrraxel, which is midnight until sunrise.
la jōrraxel jālne cī;
Have a good night.
The corresponding il phrase is il jōrraxel or il ōrraxel. The difference is a matter of dialect, or maybe idiolect.
The words jānnaxel and jōrraxel are related to the word for night jaxāela, and the words jānne “beginning” and anōrre “end”
Moons are generally visible at night, and this word refers to the time of night between sunset and midnight.
la jānnaxel jālne cī;
Have a good evening.
The phrase il jānnaxel (and sometimes il ānnaxel) means in or during the evening.
Since I mentioned the first phase of the moon yesterday, here is the word for the second phase. anrūna refers to the first sliver after a new moon. It is also the word used for anything that has come back into view after being obscured.
There are six phases of the moon in all. The third one covers the first quarter to a waxing crescent moon. The word for that is anmēλa, which also means “young“.
This word means “new” as in:
ñamma sarōña jatāelle tō jamēþa anmētti cī;
He had to make new eyes from tree resin.
which is a line from Dirk Elzinga’s Miapimoquitch text: Eye Juggler. The Kēlen translation is here.
antāelle can also be used to refer to a phase of the moon – a new moon.
We’re on the eighth sentence of the 14th Conlang Relay Text:
se jasāla mo mūrāni ma setenne anrēli anhēi;
anrēli is the only unblogged word here, and it means “air”. The phrase anrēli anhēi “good air” is an idiomatic expression for “nice weather”. So:
“Give song for the winds that give us nice weather.”