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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 > sense. >
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?
> > -- > Oh Lord, grant that we may always be right, for thou knowest we will > never change our mind. - Scots Prayer > > > ICQ: 18656696 > AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor