Re: Vocab exercise, year 2, #1
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, November 2, 2002, 5:36|
Better late than never dept. (Kash):
>Theme: topicalization (make the vocab word the topic or focus of the
>There was a huge crowd in front of the building.yale pangaçu raka-raka ri kandini areyal
there-is crowd big-big LOC front-its temple
>She led her dog into the field.yasaren lopani ri andeleye
3s-lead lopa-his/her/the LOC field-dat.
>Her dog was on a lead.yawumit lopayeni acitaren
3s-use lopa(dat.)-his/her "leash" (acim 'cord', saren 'lead')
>The pipes are made of lead.eçuç niç, (i)mepu kerekorem
pipe-pl these, (they-)make lead (idiomatic, to be translated "...are made of
>He's ready to go nowyaharam (ya)cosa tayanju
3s-is-prepared (3s)-go now
>Snails are slow.purapo yafanan
(an animal) is/are-slow
>He runs slowly, and I bet he won't win the race.yamani yafanan, çañukmi, ne cakenda
run(ning)-his it-is-slow, guess-my, him(dat.) trounced. (Well, close,
>I have to pay rent on the 5th of every month.macayi (ma)hanga [rent]-ni lero nim açuçurak
I-must (I-)pay [rent]-its day 5 every-month (irreg.redup. of açurak)
(Sorry, not in a word-discovery mood just now)
>This was just a popularity contest.tayu, napo ambunuk liri lisa-lisañi (< lisa-lisam-ni)
this, just contest concerning favorite-of it
>two parts here: first, how are verbal nouns formed?
> act > action, mepu > ambepu (añ-mepu) move > motion, koram > angoram (añ-koram)
see > vision tikas > andikas (sense of vision) (añ-tikas)
>second, the sentence:
> His action was hasty. ambepuni (ya)cakaniçur 'his action was rash'---
more colloq: mepuni, cakaniçur
but that could also mean, 'his work was hasty/slapdash'
>Even the addition of an extra student increased class sizes beyond
>tolerable limits.kamu andanotni mesa kandelañ lavi supat yarundavi andrakani........
even addition-its one student more too-much it-increased size-its..[class
beyond tolerable limits] ......
>Today is a say-something hat day!letrayu milimbe payo cacandok!
today we-wear cape gaudy. (As close as we can get. Kash don't wear hats)
>10. ........it's getting late........ sorry.