Test Sentences, 52

Continuing with Gary’s list:

  1. Near the mouth of the river, its course turns sharply towards the East.

Hmm. This is a description of the river’s path. Which means we get to use some neato path words, one of which we’ve already seen: edatta “entrance, beginning of a path”. For this sentence we will use mÉ›ddatta “end of a path” and hɨddatta “turn in a path”.

74. tanan dantɨŋi daka nokiɬi mɛddatta tɨŋi hɨddatta aŋana notɨŋi sandɨŋi dɛstɛ.

tanan
river.MTsg
dan-
along
tɨŋi
tɨŋi.IMP
daka
path
no-
towards
kiɬi
kiɬi.IMP
mɛddatta
end of path
tɨŋi
tɨŋi.IMP
hɨddatta
turn
aŋana
sharp
no-
towards
tɨŋi
tɨŋi.IMP
sandɨŋi
east
dɛstɛ
I’m told

The river goes along its path and goes towards its end and goes to a sharp turn and goes towards the east. We could probably omit dantɨŋi daka.

In KÄ“len:

74. ñi jatāna rā jatōrren nō rānnie ānen anāŋŋena;

ñi
NI
jatāna
river
rā
to
jatōrren
end
nō
towards
rānnie
to east
ānen
with
anāŋŋena
sharpness

Questions?