Test Sentences, 24

Continuing with Gary’s list:

  1. We went to the village for a visit.

Sodna-lɛni tends to put a purpose (for a visit) into a sentence as a sessile source. Doing that, we get

45. madat lɛnna otni dɛspɛ.

madat
visit.SSsg
lɛnna
1P.MTpl
otni
tɨŋi.PRF
dɛspɛ
village.SSsg

dÉ›spÉ›, a class III noun meaning “village”, is a different word from dÉ›spÉ›dan, a class IV noun meaning “settlement”.

In KÄ“len:

45. ñi liēþ rā jakēste tō ñi jataxōsa;

ñi
NI
liēþ
1SG
rā
to
jakēste
village
tō
because
ñi
NI
jataxōsa
visit

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