Tasratal text

aroc-rei nia na-san-xi ikiar-at atasu-tau-xi talru-asram-ge tebu-tau-su.
kai-xi nia na-san-xi ikiar-at aroc-kyx-zel amei-ge talru-asram-ge axelar-kyx.
nia na-ge amei-ge cal-roq-al alei-kyx-zel na-ge ilosru-kyx.
talru-asram ilana-san-xi fen-xi abe-ge ymio-su ykai-su.
nia ilana-san-xi cevan-ge xexe-kyx.

Tasratal glossary

Vocabulary list (substantives--by "default" nouns, though they can be used as "verbs" with -su or -kyx, and "adjectives" with -xi):

abe: belly, stomach
amei: aid, help
aroc: travel, journey
asram: person (can be used as a connective)
atasu: injury, harm
axelar: petition, request (reasonable, likely to be granted)
alei: affect, express, communicate
cal: ability, competent, skill, talent
cevan: happy, hope, fulfillment, content
fen: great, large, full, swollen
ikiar: home
ilana: wife
ilosru: follow
kai: ambush, puzzlement, surprise, shock
nia: 1st person pronoun
na: 2nd/3rd personal pronoun (e.g. for people as opposed to things)
talru: other, unknown, different
tebu: meeting, negotiation, agreement
xexe: listen, hearsay, rumor, hear
ykia: surprise, startlement
ymio: sight, perception

Vocabulary list (connectives, or particles):

-al: possessive, used where no ownership is implied
-asram: person, e.g. tasu-asram "attack-person" for "soldier" or "attacker"
-at: locative, sometimes used prepositionally ("to," "from," "until" where the meaning is clear from context)
-ge: action-toward or accusative, such that the action is not opposed by its object
-kyx: cause-intended, changes the marked substantive to a "verb" such that the agent intended the action
-rei: progressive mood/aspect
-roq: negation
-san: possessive, used where ownership is implied
-su: cause-casual, changes the marked substantive to a "verb" such that the agent neither intended or un-intended the action, but it happened in the course of some other process entirely (a "side effect," as it were)
-tau: event-settled, or complete
-xi: bearing quality (creates an adjective/adverb from the root substantive); when used with pronouns, creates posessive pronouns
-zel: and

Tasratal grammar notes

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Tasratal is agglutinating, with default SOV word order, and makes extensive use of particles (connectives) that indicate grammatical categories.  It is primarily noun (substantive)-based, and the typical pattern is: X (agent) Y (object) Z (action, or "verb"--that which is caused).

Subclauses generally occur thus: X (speaker/agent) x (topic/agent being talked about) y (object being talked about) z (action/verb being talked about) Y (listener/object) Z (action/verb)

Even such "verbs" generally have no tense as such, though they can be marked as progressive, hypothetical, or certain (mood/aspect).

Substantives (nouns) occur in semantically-derived "triads."  Since they're not necessarily predictable in meaning, I've just given specific forms (which is why you see so many a(l)-, i(l)- or y(l)- prefixes) with the exception of a few "general" forms that occur in the text.

Marking of number is optional even with pronouns.

Connectives (particles/suffixes) are the workhorses. While substantives can be used connectively, the only instance in this text is the relatively common -asram, specifying that the noun is a person of some type, e.g. tasu-asram or "attack person" could be read as "soldier" or "attacker."

Smooth English translation

While traveling, I came across a stranger who had injured his leg on the way home.
Shocked, I went to his house and asked the woman to help the hurt stranger.
I told her I lacked the skills to help and followed her.
The stranger was surprised to see his wife's great belly.
I hear the wife is going to be happy.