# Linda Poboto, Part 3

## Text and Translation

Lirunos linda besarino aÅ‹aka. Linda tili arenda tili bese saÅ‹i. Lidu luguradu sano. Erenaza saka, liyenen yeremeto.

Saya nadu evi, â€œLinda laki koyo yeleÅ‹e. Samas dimidimi yakato! Sadu gehevanen yaÅ‹i!” Liyes erena dimidimi nakato aÅ‹aka.

And then I see my uncle. He is my late grandmotherâ€™s uncle. He comes to help me. He grasps the spirits and the game with me stops.

He says to them, â€œThis person is my daughter. Stop hitting her! Be good to her!” And then the spirits stop hitting me.

## Interlinear and Explanation

Lirunos linda besarino aÅ‹aka.

lirunos
li=runu=s
1SG=eye=LOC
linda
li=nda
1SG=SRC
besarino
besari=no
great-uncle=COME
aÅ‹aka
aÅ‹aka
and.then
And then I see my uncle.

Technically, besari is motherâ€™s motherâ€™s brother.

Linda tili arenda tili bese saÅ‹i.

linda
li=nda
1SG=SRC
tili
tili
past
arenda
ari=nda
grandmother=SRC
tili
tili
past
bese
bese
uncle
saÅ‹i
sa=Å‹i
3SGra=MOVE
He is my late grandmotherâ€™s uncle.

Technically ari is motherâ€™s motherâ€™s and bese is motherâ€™s brother. And the adjective tili, last seen modifying the noun lono â€˜dayâ€™, can also modify kinship terms.

Lidu luguradu sano.

lidu
li=du
1SG=GOAL
luguradu
lugu=ra=du
help=GO=GOAL
sano
sa=no
3SGra=COME
He comes to help me.

Erenaza saka, liyenen yeremeto.

erenaza
erena=za
spirits=PATH
saka
sa=ka
3SGra=TOUCH
liyenen
liye=nen
1SG=COM
yeremeto
yere=me=to
game=IN=STOP
He grasps the spirits and the game with me stops.

Saya nadu evi, â€œLinda laki koyo yeleÅ‹e.

saya
sa=ya
3SGra=CAUS
nadu
na=du
3PLra=GOAL
evi
e=vi
3PLin=OUT
linda
li=nda
1SG=SRC
laki
laki
daughter
koyo
koyo
this
yeleÅ‹e
yele=Å‹i
person=MOVE
He says to them, â€œThis person is my daughter.

Technically, laki is a womanâ€™s daughter or a manâ€™s sisterâ€™s daughter.

Samas dimidimi yakato!

samas
sama=s
3SGra=LOC
dimidimi
dimidimi
with.force
yakato
ya=ka=to
3PLan=TOUCH=STOP
Stop hitting her!

Uncle does not use indirect, polite commands. He is direct, using the non-rational animate pronouns to convey an imperative.

Sadu gehevanen yaÅ‹i!”

sadu
sa=du
3SGra=GOAL
gehevanen
geheva=nen
goodness=COM
yaÅ‹i
ya=Å‹i
3PLan=MOVE
Be good to her!”

Liyes erena dimidimi nakato aÅ‹aka.

liyes
liye=s
1SG=LOC
erena
erena
spirits
dimidimi
dimidimi
with.force
nakato
na=ka=to
3PLra=TOUCH=STOP
aÅ‹aka.
aÅ‹aka
and.then
And then the spirits stop hitting me.

The conclusion will post on Monday. Have a good weekend!