Let's try another verse.
Ec man iǫtna, ár um borna
þá er forðom mic fœdda hǫfðo;
nío man ec heima, nío ívidi,
miǫtvið mœran fyr mold neðan.
New words we need:
Sometimes it frightens me, the things that spring forth unbidden from my slightly misshapen cranium.
Jåg glacsi acgrålagaðul, vercþidwac acavilið benþ
ðraga parþ dyd cwarþ vercþid jågað
nen margað jåg glacsi, nen iviði,
e grava victraðulo mo§ariþ.
Some grammar here: since i've used it three times now, i think the suffix -wac will signify a past participle when it is used adjectivally (since, of course, there is no other sort of past participle in malt§egj). Also, the word benþ. This doesn't quite equate to "ago" as such, but emphasizes the -ið and together the two imply "ago." The word for "there" (ðraga) you may notice corresponds with its interrogative "where" (mlaga). I've decided that the ml- that denotes an interrogative word may be replaced with ðr- to indicate "this" or "that," and i may further extrapolate other grammar from these words in the future. Hence, we have several new words to look at:
|mlåc||which||➨||ðråc||that, that thing|
|mlaga||where||➨||ðraga||there, in that place|
|mlaih||how much/many||➨||ðraih||that much, that many|
|mlimiem||why||➨||ðrimiem||for that reason, because|
|mloc||which||➨||ðroc||wait, where did this come from?|
|mlumwe||when||➨||ðrumwe||then, at that time|
|mlycþid||how||➨||ðrycþid||that way, in that manner|
Well, okay, i didn't realize that i had a mlåc and a mloc. I think i'll be doing away with the mloc. But moving on, since bleg means not, i'm going to rob the bl- and use it to create still more words...
|mlimiem||why||➨||blimiem||for no reason|
|mlycþid||how||➨||blycþid||in no way|
I shall digress here for now, because it's going to take me a while to add these all to the lexicon.
I've come to this decision: diphthongs are fine and dandy, but in order to distinguish them from two distinct syllabic sounds, i and u when used in a diphthong will always become y and w, respectively. I've gone back and forth on this orthography a bit, but now as official decree of the High Council of Malt§egjaran, so mote it be. Anyway, back to updating the lexicon...