Re: The Bitha overview
|From:||Larry Schelin <lschelin@...>|
|Date:||Monday, October 4, 1999, 3:24|
Nik Taylor wrote:
> Larry Schelin wrote:
> > ngidu mi baidi dish itsiratsah
> > She's going home in an hour (or less)
> Ah, so the ones that you called "hour ago" is "hour or less ago"? Makes
Yes exactly... It's depends on how specific you want to be, "vith" if it happened in
the past, "dith" if it happened in the last hour, and a number with "dith" if you want
to be more specific.
> > Bima-(noun-minute) -ghah (plural suffix-5 or more) ghengah (number- 15) vith
> > (tense marker-past) ju (pronoun) mi (tense marker, present) ghengah (verb-throw)
> > isha-(noun-ball) -dzi(prepositional suffix, at) bith (tense marker, 1 minute ago)
> > zija (noun-dog)
> > 15 min ago I threw the ball at the dog.
> I don't understand why you have _bith_ there?
I don't understand why you don't understand. Perhaps it's because I wrote it, and I
already understand what I mean. Could you explain what confused you?