Test Sentences, 40

Continuing with Gary’s list:

  1. Everybody knows about hunting.

Everybody knows about hunting? I don’t. 🙂 But, OK. This is not saying that everyone knows how to hunt, just that everyone has heard of it and knows something about it, not necessarily how to do it. So, I guess, everyone stands with some knowledge at/in hunting.

So, a hunter is ɛdan, a class I noun. The activity of hunting, though, is ɛdannan, a class IV noun. Knowledge syeni is also a class IV noun.

62. nadna amba syeninɛn sɛdɛ ɛdannan dɛstɛ.

nadna
all.MTpl
amba
some
syeni
knowledge.SSsg
-nɛn
with
sɛdɛ
sɛdɛ.IMP
ɛdannan
hunting
dɛstɛ
I’m told

In KÄ“len:

62. sexe anērān;

s-
SE
exe
3PL.BEN
anērān
hunting

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