Vocab #4 - the Runny Babbit
|From:||Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>|
|Date:||Monday, April 22, 2002, 9:36|
The Runny Babbit:
bunny/rabbit : kerhas - ker- small; has- derived from had- crawl/crawler;
ferret : kerkherya - ker - see above; kher- hunt/chase; -ya - present
knife : nazhzha - nash - to cut; -zha - agent suffix;
alien : fayarr - farr - a specific alien/non-human; -ya- generalizing infix;
foreigner ; haukeitay - hauk - human/person; -ei- negative prefix; itay -
ouch! / ow! - aa!
help! : naba!
aaaa! (scream of terror) - aiiie!
aaaargh! (a scream of pain / failure / death) - yhaakh!
grrrr! (an intimidating growl) - hurr! farr!
blood - brech/brecha; brechatu - bloody;
That bunny has a knife! ya ayhai kerhassi nazhzha - for that bunny a knife
This is my ferret. She likes to dance! ya iyhe kerkheryanaa, anni ya
taniya-intaya - This my ferret, to her it is enjoyment-of-dancing
The bunny with the knife is coming for me! kherashya yhe kerhas wei nazhzha
naati. The bunny is hunting with the knife for me.
Does that alien eat people or not? ya rakhyarakh ya eirakh ayha fayarr hauka?
Ouch! The rabbit with the knife cut off my arm! aa! nashanti yhe kerhas wei
nazhzha naati piyatnaa
Help! I'm bleeding to death! - naba! naabrecha brechaya, naayezhech
yezhechya! I am bleeding (with) bleeding, I am dying (with) dying!
Aaaaa! The rabbit is coming back! aiiie! minhaza tore yhe kerhas!
is-coming back the rabbit
Aaaargh! It cut off my other arm! yhaakh! an nashanti ayhaana piyatnaa!
9. Grrrr! I will step on (crush / squish by foot) that rabbit!
The rabbit cut off my legs. Look at the pretty pools of blood. nashanti yhe
kerhas naati iyatnaa. yheghei! ya brecha naaye ya imbere
Mau e ki, "He aha to mea nui?"
You ask, "What is the most important thing?"
Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata!"
I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people!"