More funlang

Here is more of the funlang. This time I did the Eye Juggler text from Dirk Elzinga.

Piyayuri
Piya-yuri
Piya-spirit
wununday
wunu-nday
see-DISTPAST+IMPERF+REP
Piya was seeing something.

OK, so proper names get classifiers, too

du
du
COMMENT
yirunday
yiru-nday
follow-DISTPAST+IMPERF+REP
This was as follows.

kibikibinuya
kibikibi-nuya
children.in.group-ANIMATE
Tabunihunday
Tabuni-hu-nday
Tabuni-belonging.to-DISTPAST+IMPERF+REP
Children were belonging to Tabuni.

And marking plural on the predicate amuses me, so…

ɂa
ɂa
SAME
gurawunday
gura-wu-nday
play-PL.TOPIC-DISTPAST+IMPERF+REP
They were playing.

du
du
COMMENT
yirunday
yiru-nday
follow-DISTPAST+IMPERF+REP
This was as follows.

nuya
nuya
ANIMATE
ɂasamuwunday
ɂasa-mu-wu-nday
grasp-out-PL.TOPIC-DISTPAST+IMPERF+REP
They were plucking out something.

And with classifiers that can be used as pronouns, there is no need for separate third person pronouns.

wuŋiwubiya
wuŋi-wu-biya
eye-PL-ROUND
hutuwunday
hutu-wu-nday
in.hand-PL.TOPIC-DISTPAST+IMPERF+REP
Eyes were in hands.

ɂa
ɂa
SAME
tuyawayuwunday
tuyawa-yu-wu-nday
throw-up-PL.TOPIC-DISTPAST+IMPERF+REP
And they (the eyes) were thrown upwards.

ɂa
ɂa
SAME
rusutuduwunday
rusu-tudu-wu-nday
return-CAUS-PL.TOPIC-DISTPAST+IMPERF+REP
And they were made to return.

du
du
COMMENT
wuŋikabanuwunday
wuŋi-kaba-nu-wu-nday
eye-hole-COME-PL.TOPIC-DISTPAST+IMPERF+REP
This was into eye sockets.

Piyayuri
Piya-yuri
Piya-spirit
guraɂuŋinday
gura-ɂuŋi-nday
play-MUST-DISTPAST+IMPERF+REP
Piya wanted to play.

wuŋibiya
wuŋi-biya
eye-ROUND
zuyanday
zuya-nday
dark-DISTPAST+IMPERF+REP
(Piya’s) eyes were dark.

ɂa
ɂa
SAME
ɂaranday
ɂara-nday
reflective-DISTPAST+IMPERF+REP
And they were shiny.

yuri
yuri
spirit
ɂasamundat
ɂasa-mu-ndat
grasp-out-DISTPAST+PERF+REP
Piya plucked out something.

biya
biya
round
hutundat
hutu-ndat
in.hand-DISTPAST+PERF+REP
They (the eyes) were in hand.

ɂa
ɂa
SAME
tuyapayundat
tuyapa-yu-ndat
be.thrown-PASS-up-DISTPAST+PERF+REP
And they were thrown upwards.

ɂa
ɂa
SAME
turunandat
turu-na-ndat
go.down-BEGIN-DISTPAST+PERF+REP
And they begin to come down.

du
du
COMMENT
pasarandat
pasara-ndat
interrupted-DISTPAST+PERF+REP
This was interrupted.

du
du
COMMENT
suŋudundat
suŋudu-ndat
cedar.tree-DISTPAST+PERF+REP
This (interruption) was a cedar tree.

yuri
yuri
spirit
ranaranatudundat
ranarana-tudu-ndat
shake-CAUS-DISTPAST+PERF+REP
Piya made something shake.

suŋuduɂuda
suŋudu-ɂuda
cedar.tree-TREE
ranaranandat
ranarana-ndat
shake-DISTPAST+PERF+REP
The cedar tree shook.

biya
biya
round
turutupandat
turu-tupa-ndat
go.down-FAIL-DISTPAST+PERF+REP
The eyes did not come down.

kibikibinuya
kibikibi-nuya
children.in.group-ANIMATE
riniriniwundat
rinirini-wu-ndat
laugh-PL.TOPIC-DISTPAST+PERF+REP
The children laughed.

nuya
nuya
ANIMATE
pusupusuwundat
pusupusu-wu-ndat
mockery-PL.TOPIC-DISTPAST+PERF+REP
They mocked someone.

Piyayuri
Piya-yuri
Piya-spirit
pusupusupandat
pusupusu-pa-ndat
mockery-PASS-DISTPAST+PERF+REP
Piya was mocked.

du
du
COMMENT
nurutudundat
nuru-tudu-ndat
anger-CAUS-DISTPAST+PERF+REP
This caused anger.

du
du
COMMENT
Piyasundat
Piya-su-ndat
Piya-LOC-DISTPAST+PERF+REP
This was in Piya.

ɂa
ɂa
SAME
zunandat
zuna-ndat
reason-DISTPAST+PERF+REP
And this was the reason.

du
du
COMMENT
yirunday
yiru-nday
follow-DISTPAST+IMPERF+REP
This was as follows.

yuri
yuri
spirit
yiriyiruganundat
yiriyiru-ganu-ndat
run-BEHIND-DISTPAST+PERF+REP
Piya chased after something.

nuya
nuya
ANIMATE
yiriyiruganupawundat
yiriyiru-ganu-pa-wu-ndat
run-BEHIND-PASS-DISTPAST+PERF+REP
They (the children) were chased.

ɂa
ɂa
SAME
hutudutupawundat
hutu-(tu)du-tupa-wu-ndat
in.hand-CAUS=FAIL-PL.TOPIC-DISTPAST+PERF+REP
And they were not caught.

So this is one way to make things less agglutinative – drop a syllable that is identical to the previous syllable. I suppose I should make sure I didn’t forget to do this elsewhere.

yuri
yuri
spirit
yiriyiruturandat
yiriyiru-tura-ndat
run-STOP-DISTPAST+PERF+REP
Piya stopped chasing.

ɂa
ɂa
SAME
puzarandat
puza-ra-ndat
away-GO-DISTPAST+PERF+REP
Piya left.

ɂa
ɂa
SAME
tayituduɂuŋinday
tayi-tudu-ɂuŋi-nday
new-CAUS-MUST-DISTPAST+IMPERF+REP
Piya must make something new.

du
du
COMMENT
wuŋinday
wuŋi-nday
eye-DISTPAST+IMPERF+REP
These were eyes.

ɂa
ɂa
SAME
ŋuyarunday
ŋuya-ru-nday
pine.sap-FROM-DISTPAST+IMPERF+REP
And they were from pine sap.

wuŋibiya
wuŋi-biya
eye-round
ŋuyaŋu
ŋuya-ŋu
pine.sap-LIKE
Piya’s eyes are like pine sap.

ɂa
ɂa
SAME
ɂarawapawapa
ɂara-wapawapa
reflective-NO.LONGER
And they are no longer shiny.

ɂa
ɂa
SAME
nuya
nuya
yellow
And they are yellow.