Welcome to Wycoval's webpage.
Some of this and some of that, but really more of that than this.
This page exists mainly to serve as a repository of information regarding my constructed culture the Tseeyi and their language Tseeyo and certain real-world resources I have collected. I have largely patterned my imaginary people and language after the Kisi people I was fortunate enough to live and work among during a period from 1989 to 1990 as part of my Peace Corps service in the Republic of Guinea. I have also incorporated some features of the related cultures and languages who neighbor the Kisi, such as the Loma, Mende, Vai and Manding, or who speak related languages, such as Bullom (Sherbro), and Temne. Other features have been created from scratch or borrowed in bits and pieces from cultures and languages around the world.
Please feel free to have a look around and hopefully you'll find something you enjoy.
Conculture: The Tseeyi
Tseeyo Working Papers
(Aspects of Tseeyo still in development)
A Brief Outline of Tseeyo Grammar (Under revision)
(A passage from Machiavelli - ZBB translation challenge)
Thanks to everyone at the Zeeb who made
contributions to my lexicon. The entries are here.
(Outdated Translation Exercise)
Real World Reference
AT Sumner's Handbook of the Sherbro Language (.pdf)
Grammar and Vocabulary of the Bullom Language
By Gustavus Reinhold Nyländer, Church Missionary Society
Grammar of the Temne Language
By Christian Frederick Schlenker
A Collection of Temne Traditions, Fables and Proverbs
By Christian Friedrich Schlenker
(1950's Northern Kissi ethnography - in French)
(Regional ethnography - in French)
Anthro. Report on Sie.rra Leo.ne (.pdf chapters)
(Copy the link location on the index page, then paste into the search engine on the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine.)