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Re: Weekly vocab revival?

From:Carsten Becker <carbeck@...>
Date:Thursday, August 24, 2006, 19:19
Yay, Weekly Vocab again :-) Sorry for being so lazy not to
include proper morphologic breakdowns.

From: "Roger Mills" <rfmilly@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2006 9:58 PM

> 1. committee
kadang < kadao, to gather
> 2. bell-tower (or just _tower_)
> The committee has(have) decided to erect a (bell-)tower.
Maberataiya kadangang tuhisayam menondangaris. They-decided committee for-errect a-tower.
> 3. exactly
> It will be exactly 73 metres [or suitable equivalent] > tall.
Irayenoreng araena 203:my haling. (1 menyila 'foot' ~ 0.36 metres) Height its 203-feet exactly.
> 4. crane/derrick
> 5. bell(s)
big ~: dang(ye) small ~: ting(ye)
> They will need a crane to lift the bell(s) into place.
Le seiltaiyanang merimayon ringyam dangyeley yanoea aratena. They-will-need a-crane for-lifting bells at-place their.
> 6. net (for fishing)
> The fishermen have lost their nets.
Ang masundalaiyan ayinunyein benungyeley iyatena. Lost-they fishermen nets their.
> 7. napkin
(I assume you do not mean 'diaper' but the cloth for not making dirty one's clothes while eating) during
> The [ethnic slur of your choice] people eat with their > fingers and do not > use napkins.
Eri kondiyan NOT_YET_DEFINEDyeang mapangyein iyatena nay le eryoyiyatang duringyeon. Eat-they NOT_YET_DEFINEDs using-fingers their and use-not-they napkins.
> 8. rummage around/poke around in with the finger
prikatao mapangyeri
> They just rummage around in the pot with their fingers
Ang prikataiyatang-nama kong biratayea mapangyeri iyatena. Poke-around-they-just inside-of pot fingers-with their.
> 9. bankrupt
> 10. toothpaste/toothpowder/dentifrice (or appropriate > material)
(Viva la Zahnpasta! How could people live so long without toothpaste and a toothbrush?!) ??? baloysapey, lit. 'tooth leaf' -> maybe the very rough leaves of some plant could be used to "brush" one's teeth with ??? I have absolutely no idea.
> The king is bankrupt. He can't even afford to buy > toothpaste.
Lanyang nudakay. Le ming ruginoyiyang-nyama intyam baloysapeyley. King bankrupt. Can not-afford-he-even for-buy 'tooth-leaves'. 13 new words. Thank you. Yours, Carsten -- "Miranayam kepauarà naranoaris." (Kalvin nay Hobbes) Palayena, Ravikan 4, 2315 ya 25:47:37 pd


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