Re: Weekly Vocab 4
|From:||Mike Ellis <nihilsum@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, April 22, 2003, 7:09|
Christopher Wright wrote:
>A bit late because of Easter, but time is an illusion.Which mirror or smoke machine must I fiddle with to make more of it appear?
Here's the batch in Rhean:
>1. slipperyzilziksoi (likely to be slipped on)
zilzakri (likely to slip)
>The table is slippery.Boc zilziksoi c'e.
table slippery be-3SG
>2. to spillgvus'ak
>I spilled my soy milk on it.Ot erom yai soz'bip-maluk gvus'aim.
upon that-INST my soy-milk spill-1SG:PAST
>3. to vexdevas'ak (bother, annoy)
histatek (trouble, distress)
>This vexes me greatly.Yan dag'ie devas'a.
me-ACC muchly annoy-3SG
>4. to curse (a full-blown spell or a swear word, your choice)flörak (swear (at), utter profanity)
s'atmak (damn, wish evil upon)
>I curse the glass that failed me.Yant nidas'nias'na yacon flöram.
me-DAT fail-3SG:PAST-REL glass(-ACC) curse-1SG
>My fine carpet is ruined.Iz'na muat hakuibza.
nice carpet ruin-PASS
>7. to replaceac'tuak (CAUSE one thing to replace another)
>I cannot replace it.Tant ac'tuak mu rem.
it-DAT replace-INF NEG can-1SG
>8. heirloomzdec'ik (zdedek to inherit)
>It is an heirloom from my great-grandmother's neice's daughter's husband.Zatopenta kudais'na zdec'ik c'e.
[see below] give-3SG:PAST heirloom be-3SG
>[Bonus points if you translate the relationship into one word.]zatopenta = "ass-kick", a relation distant enough not to bother with a full
>His ghost will follow me for all my days.Zde yai z'umarban tai gilz yan k'ilvir.
through my life-ACC his ghost me-ACC follow-3SG:FUT
>10. bittergörk (taste)
>I shall die a bitter, hunted person.Ak'otibza gzubria aze s'inirmi.
hunt-PASS bitter be-GER die-1SG:FUT