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Re: TRANS: Fw: names of ants

From:taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>
Date:Monday, May 8, 2000, 21:51
* Carlos Thompson <chlewey@...> [000501 07:16]:
> Here it is an interesting translation exercise I'm authorized to cross post. > -- Carlos Th > > > <<Nobody remembers the names of ants.>>
This I had to localize quite a bit (don't know a word for ant yet :) ), so here goes... aìvycel þannið siamaxeðið aì- vycel þann -ið siam -ax -eð -ið nobody learn name benefactive set member.of.set owner benefactive "nobody learns the name of an individual of a group" <vycel> is an experiencer verb, hence the benefactive marking Since <þann> is abstract and therefore inanimate, I could use <-eð> to mark possession. Possible word-orders: aìvycel þannið simaxeðið aìvycel simaxeðið þannið þannið simaxeðið aìvycel simaxeðið þannið aìvycel t.