"The Miller's Sons" in Palu f'Thule
|From:||Stone Gordonssen <stonegordonssen@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, April 22, 2003, 14:38|
>Long ago, in a quiet village in France, there lived a miller. That miller
>had three sons and two daughters. The oldest son wanted to become a knight
>one day, but his father had no money to buy a horse. The middle son wanted
>to become a monk, but the >nearest monastery had no room for him. The
>youngest son didn't know what he wanted to do. We don't know what the
>daughters wanted, because stories in those days didn't talk about such
>Long ago, in a quiet village in France, there lived a miller.- saxikuyi ha cita hu nduhalo ffalanaso sudapdi.
- male-miller (sj) quiet/calm (adj) in-town of France dwelled-he.
1. excepting final /p/, /t/ and /k/, all syllables are CV
2. there is no r in the language.
3. Thule would wonder why you care about the sex of the miller.
>That miller had three sons and two daughters.- hace sakade ta sace nakade ha kdipi lanapde.
- 3 sons and 2 daughters (sj) from-he-that existed-they.
>The oldest son wanted to become a knight one day,- toyape hu sakada ha fudayi ho wakak xitapdi
- old-farthest (adj) son (sj) peacekeeper (obj) become-might wanted-he.
Note: Thule never had knights.
>but his father had no money to buy a horse.- #te fafadi ha kinu ptalu ffudayi ho @notapdi.
- but father-his (sj) monies for- tools of-peacekeeper (oj) not-held-he.
>The middle son wanted to become a monk,- nsyuni hu sakada ha cikyokayi ho wakak xitapdi
- at-middle (adj) son (sj) contemplative (obj) become-might wanted-he.
>but the nearest monastery had no room for him.-#te halo pdi ha kanape hu npucapu pcikyokayü @lanapdi
-but place for-he (sj) near-closest (adj) at-house-inside for-contemplatives
>The youngest son didn't know what he wanted to do.- hetapo hu sakada ha nata ho xitakdi ho @tetepdi.
- young-closest (adj) son (sj) work (oj) want-might-he (oj) not-knew-he.
>We don't know what the daughters wanted,- nakade ha xitapde hu nate ho @tetele
- daughters (sj) wanted-they (adj) works (obj) not-know-we
>because stories in those days didn't talk about such things.- #pa thule ha palate txite fnakade ho ndinepe @palade.
- because Thule (sj) stories from-desires of-daughters (obj)
Note: since Thule society is matriarchal, this reason would puzzle them.
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