Test Sentences, 127

Continuing with Gary’s list:

  1. Show the guests these shells, my son, and tell them their strange history.

Actually, not that complicated, just two clauses. We already covered vocatives, which tend to come in the source slot. And extraneous possessives like “their” are generally assumed rather than expressed.

164. koda, ŋidi dɨdi gɨlɨdi tɨŋi madɛlɛnavi mavnavi doŋinavi ki ladi ŋidi satteneya mɛɬodeya tɨŋi mavnavi sadnavi ki.

koda
son.MTsg
Å‹idi
2P.MTsg
dɨdi
this.MTpl
gɨlɨdi
shell.MTpl
tɨŋi
tɨŋi.IMP
madɛlɛnavi
guest.SSpl
mavnavi
PS
doŋinavi
eyes.SSpl
ki
HORT
ladi
and then
Å‹idi
2P.MTsg
satteneya
history.MTsg
mɛɬodeya
strange.MTsg
tɨŋi
tɨŋi.IMP
mavnavi
3P.SSpl
sadnavi
ears.SSpl
ki
HORT.

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