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Re: Some sentences.

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 15:06
>--- In, Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...> wrote:
>Hello, >I set myself some sentences to translate today. Maybe they will be >useful exercise for you too?
Yes, they were. I really appreciate all the translation exercises being offered by those on the list. They are helping me improve my fluency in Senjecas.
>1. I did my best to talk Derek into coming.
m-us derhêc-um güêm-u êêc-u perh cên-a. come-SUP persuade-SUP PAST PARTICLE
>2. They did nothing to help out.
n-úes nécü-om tsêlb-u mhêrhdz-a. help-SUP do-IND
>3. We had a good dinner last night.
mh-úes pêrha necü-âsïo dzêêso mhésperh-êd-om perh êd-a. previous delicious PAST PARTICLE eat-IND Some of these sentences are showing me how often in English we make phrases with verbs like "have, do, make, get," e.g., "we 'had' a meal," instead of "we 'ate' a meal." I'm trying, with Senjecas, to use more literal terms.
>4. They had a lot of money from their father.
n-úes n-úm ap-âsïo púlo cüêrhï-om perh ôrhv-a. much PAST PARTICLE inherit-IND "he 'had'" instead of "he 'inherited.'"
>5. They were let in for free.
sém-us qélt-u éga nú-un pérh-ë mhrhîî-a. pay-SUP without PAST PARTICLE-EPEN admit- IND
>6. I was allowed to go home early.
sém-us áájhrh-ë-vi m-um nôm-u perh vûnd-a. early-EPEN-ADV go.home-SUP PAST PARTICLE allow-IND BTW, I have decided to us a diagraph in place of non-Latin graphemes in my messages on this list. I am using an "h" to indicate the voicelessness of the approximants, i.e., mh, lh, rh, jh. Charlie