Test Sentences, 36

Continuing with Gary’s list:

  1. Does the robin sing in the rain?

Earlier, we had a kitten playing in the rain, where “rain” was the destination, and “playing”, or rather “game”, was the purpose/source. And the kitten was “moving about”. Here we have singing, and habitual singing at that. That would probably be “emitting song”, and “emit” is a verb I used early on for the sun shining and people shouting, evi. And, while evi doesn’t allow for destinations, it does allow a location like “in the rain”.

Except, no robins. I dislike birds. (Which is a little odd, ’cause I like reptiles, and birds are essentially modern dinosaurs. When I think of them like that, I dislike them a little less.) Let’s see, what could be singing in the rain? Maybe tiny flying hadrosaurs? Hmm. Maybe the lizards sing on this world. I have a word for that: udle. As for “song”, that would be syɨme, a class II noun.

58. udle syɨme evna tadnavi dɛmɛ?

udle
lizard.MTsg
syɨme
song.MTsg
evna
evi.ITR
tadnavi
rain.SSsg
dɛmɛ?
Q

In KÄ“len:

58. ñaxxa ansāla ā jūlri il antārranni kēñ;

ñ-
NI
axxa
3PL.A
ansāla
song
ā
A
jūlri
lizards
il
while
antārranni
rain
kēñ
Q

Questions?