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THEORY: Micro-Translation Excercise (was Re: THEORY: Natural language change (was Re: Charlie andI))

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 21, 1999, 23:24
Steg Belsky wrote:
> > It means "If you can understand this, you know too much" :) >=20 > Now *that* sounds like a perfect translation excersize! :)
Hmm, okay: Vipazzib=FAfinki pl=EDz, gapy=EDfinva pifluwaluw=E1iz Interlinear: Vi-paz-zib=FA-fin-ki p-l=ED-z ga-py=ED-fin-va If-able-understand-you-INCH G7-this-DAT then-know-you-hab pif-luwa-luw=E1-i-z G7Pl-much-much-pl-DAT (full reduplication indicates "excessive", so "much much" =3D "too many/much" --=20 Oh Lord, grant that we may always be right, for thou knowest we will never change our mind. - Scots Prayer