hi … hi


hi … hi

We’re on sentence 11 of the LCC4 relay text and the woman is still speaking:

hi pa riēn ancē hi serle jāo cī;

Here are two clauses conjoined with the coordinating conjunction hihi. This indicates that the first clause is a supposition: “you have the ability” and the second clause is a result of that supposition: “you tell it to me.” So, “If you have the ability, then tell it to me.”

Note also that the woman is using which is not an imperative but a hortative. This is because it is considered impolite to use the actual imperative.