Test Sentences, 21

Continuing with Gary’s list:

  1. I usually sleep soundly.

OK. Talking about sleep. What is sleep? I think it can be a location or destination, someplace that one is travelling inside of while asleep. And since it is not a point destination, I think aÅ‹i is the verb to use. So, aÅ‹i syɛɬɛ would be “to go to sleep”. But in “sleeping soundly”, we’re talking about being in “sleep” for a time, so adding eya to aÅ‹i turns the destination into a location.

For “soundly” I am going to use tadya “downwards” (or “deeply”). (And what else is done “soundly” anyways?) And for “usually”, I will use ɨnavi “often”.

42. lene eyaŋi syɛɬɛ tadya ɨnavi.

lene
1P.MTsg
ey-
in
aŋi
aŋi.IMP
syɛɬɛ
sleep.SSsg
tadya
downwards
ɨnavi
often

In KÄ“len:

42. ñalla anxēie anhē ānen anxūna;

ñ-
NI
alla
1SG.A
anxēie
sleep
anhē
good
ānen
with
anxūna
repetition

Questions?