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Re: Bishop's poem about prepositions

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Monday, January 23, 2006, 17:53
On 1/21/06, Adam Walker <carrajena@...> wrote:
> This came to me on another list and I thought > "TRANSLATIONS EXERCISE!"
> > And yet I wondered, 'What should he come > > Up from out of in under for?'
I'm not going to try to translate the whole poem, but since gzb can have serial postpositions, I'll try this last line or two. There needs to be a head to the whole postposition series, though; I'll use "tiqw" (chair). moqj sru-kq-van kun-van, hoqnx {?gaxn noq rq tyn txij tyn rqnx srq runx-pq-zox.} moqj sru-kq-van kun-van, hoqnx {?kujm noq o however want-1-V.STATE know-V.STATE that reason Q.WH to tiqw tx-i-j tyn rq-nx s-rq runx-pq-zox.} chair under-at-near place out.of-inside above-out go-3-V.ACT -- Jim Henry