Test Sentences, 56

Continuing with Gary’s list:

  1. The sun looked down through the branches upon the children at play.

Usually light (from the sun or elsewhere) uses evi because it goes out in all directions. Here, however, we are describing the path of some light downwards and between some branches to where the children are at play.

78. lohava logɨdiya tɨŋi daka tadya alanduso nɨdi tɨŋi hɨsnavi ma sɛdɛ gyɛdɛ dɛstɛ.

lohava
sun.SSsg
logɨdiya
light.MTpl
tɨŋi
tɨŋi.IMP
daka
path
tadya
downwards
alan-
across
duso
duso.IMP
nɨdi
branch.SSpl
tɨŋi
tɨŋi.IMP
hɨsnavi
child.SSpl
ma
REL
sɛdɛ
sɛdɛ.IMP
gyɛdɛ
play.SSsg
dɛstɛ
I’m told

We could use tattɨŋi if we wanted to be poetical.

In KÄ“len:

78. ñi anlōki rā annīri tā rā mīsi majēreni;

ñi
NI
anlōki
sunlight
rā
to
annīri
branches
tā
down
rā
to
mīsi
children
majēreni
playing

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