Test Sentences, 42

Continuing with Gary’s list:

  1. Tom laughed at the monkey’s tricks.

So, is laughter a destination? Did the monkey’s tricks move Tom to laughter? Or is it a companion mental state? Tom stands with laughter because of the monkey’s tricks. Or is laughter to be treated like shouting and singing, a noise emitted by someone? Either way the monkey’s tricks belong in the source slot.

A monkey’s tricks would be sÉ›mba ha dindi. And let’s use the first option with laughter as the destination.

64. sɛmbava ha dindi Tom otni pilile tɛlɛ.

sɛmbava
monkey.SSsg
ha
PS
dindi
antics.SSpl
Tom
Tom
otni
tɨŋi.PRF
pilile
laughter.SSsg
tɛlɛ
I infer

In KÄ“len:

64. ñi Tom mamārienne tō jakāe jasānne;

ñi
NI
Tom
Tom
mamārienne
laughing-person
tō
because
jakāe
deeds
jasānne
monkey

Questions?