Re: Weekly Vocab 30
|From:||Mike Ellis <nihilsum@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 11, 2003, 22:42|
Better late than never. / Somui dla muc'orod aiyan.
Christopher Wright wrote:
>1. friend (can't believe I hadn't used this!)druz' (transparent rip or what)
>A good friend is often a source of strife.Aya druz' knas'tem sekelza c'ara c'e.
good friend often strife-GEN source be:3SG
>2. to taketorek
>For instance, my friend once took all my pens.Ökruk aze, his'om yai druz' yai yöcuin paiyem torios'.
(idiomatic) , once my friend my pens-ACC all took-3SG:PAST
>3. to tellradak
>She didn't even tell me.Yant mu radais' bile.
me:DAT NEG tell-3SG:PAST even
>4. to wanthos'ak
>I wanted a pen and I didn't have one.Yöcun hos'aim po dira mu anas'e.
pen-ACC want-1SG:PAST and/but any-GEN NEG exist-3SG:PAST
>5. to buyküpek
>I had to buy a new pen and ink.Ac'ar yöcun ki smintan küpek fadiom.
new pen-ACC and ink-ACC buy-INF must-1SG:PAST
>6. to endwovarak
>But a good friendship can't end that easily.Dire aya druz'ad ebie s'aasie jitomak mu res'.
but good friendship that-ADV easy-ADV end-INF NEG can-3SG
>7. notmu, mi (negation)
deg'ek (to not-be)
>At least she's not a[n a]theist or [an/mon/dy]archist or a[revolutionary/conservative].*
Zarec' bile [X] li [Y] li [Z] deg'e.
(idiomatic ..) [X] or [Y] or [Z] not:be:3SG
theist - Yadnok, dunc'anok, Yadakas, Yadsevnok
atheist - bizyadec', buzdunc'ac', Yadörec'
anarchist - bizrekzakas, rekzakarz (anti-government), bizs'uzakas,
monarchist - s'uzakas
dyarchist - laks'uzakas (unheard-of)
revolutionary - vastunok
conservative - sköfakas (though the whole left/right thing doesn't work the
>8. to supportzöterak
>But then, I'd support her no matter what.Duba bile mitale tan zöterom.
that_case even regardless her:ACC support-1SG:HYP
>That is the definition of "friend"."Druz'" tai imic'na er c'e.
"Friend" its definition that be:3SG
>10. bothlak yez (= "we two")
>We'd both do the same.Lak yez datuie heromu.
two we same-ADV do-1PL:HYP
>*I'm so controversial this week.Nah, not really.