Elephants and hamsters
|From:||Mia Soderquist <tuozine@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 26, 1999, 20:10|
Matt Pearson wrote:
> Tebobjeeta kuumajalaatem da putaakatem
> 3p-Prog-eat.lunch elephant-Nom and hamster-Nom
> "The elephants and hamsters are eating lunch"
How odd! I have "dragon" and "guinea pig" in ea-luna, but not "elephant"
or "hamster"... Well, I just really like this sentence. It's got to be
right up there with "I think I bought a pregnant mouse."
As of this moment, new ea-luna words:
nate sugar glider
kedugei rat (an elephant mouse. <G>)
rekeue limi ea-kedule ua ea-tawele.
lunch now the elephants and the hamsters. :)
There is no progressive in ea-luna, so I made it clear that the lunch
was currently taking place. And the plural marker -le is optional, but
I decided that the listener was probably unaware that there was more
than one elephant/hamster. It is just as likely that one zookeeper would
turn to her colleague and say "rekeue ea-kedu ua ea-tawe."
Mia, Lilia-li-dina (Lilia is the only child I have with a name that fits