The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small
|Date:||Wednesday, August 11, 2004, 20:07|
"The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."
"Taka wabaijiwaminai buki yu akaimujirai mujumuwakunai buni wamawara."
Taka w-a-bai-jiwami-nai buki yu a-kai-muji-rai muju-muwaku-nai buni
Man who-PREDICATE-makes-displacing-TRANSITIVE mountain PAUSE
PREDICATE-does-beginning-AGENTIVE carrying-away-TRANSITIVE stone
Of course the words muji ("start") and muju ("carry") had to meet randomly
in this first exercise...:-)
Regarding Tebor's question about the "by/with" of "to start/begin by/with",
Tunu analyzes it as an attributive, not as an instrument or a manner:
"The man does the removal of a mountain, the beginning of which is the
carrying away of small stones."