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Re: vocab/translation #3

From:Michael Poxon <m.poxon@...>
Date:Friday, March 12, 2004, 22:41
Thanks for the sentences. Short and sweet!
Omeina translations:

> do you believe in Anarchy? > Einere eriainalde geldemeina niluauko?
[thoughts + your] [like-abstract + dative] [rule-without-ness] [Aux.3psObj-3ppSubj-?] (Note: in interrogative constructions an incorporating verb reverses the order of subject and object before adding the interrogative suffix)
> the victim got killed by an Angry person. > Ikute gurtua baitu nain
[angry (one) + erg] [kill] [victim] [Aux 3psSubj-3psObj] (Note: the use of a plain adjective to signify "one who is..." is quite a common construction)
> an Animal lives in a tree in my garden. > Mendi alle tora olailadea na
(Mendi is used for small animals - basically one you can pick up)
> an Ant is walking on my leg. > Iti daudea tambe na
(Note: body parts are normally in the dual but here we are mentioning only one leg so the noun is uninflected for duality)
> do we have Any bread? > Gau milde nauko?
Mike ______________________________________________________________________
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