Continuing with Gary’s list:
- On a sunny morning after the solstice we started for the mountains.
Leaving off the time phrases for the moment, “we started towards the mountains” uses the inceptive (or inchoative, or something) of notÉ¨ŋi “to go towards a destination”: lÉ›nna notambi laÉ¬i. This will come in a second clause after a clause describing the time. The two clauses will be joined by the clausal conjunction na, which implies that the clauses take place simultaneously, or at least that the second clause happens during the first one.
Now for the time phrases. First the solstice, and then a sunny morning after the solstice. For the solstice, I will use the phrase bÉ¨É¬É¨s da hÉ¨ddÉ¨ŋi “dawn of the season(s)”, which really corresponds more to the equinox, but…. The word for morning is galnanda and a sunny morning is a bright morning galnanda lo. To describe a morning after the solstice, we would use the verb daÉ¬a, the third of the stance verbs, and one we haven’t had cause to use yet!
By the way, the day is divided into four parts and the four transitions are also named. Dawn and dusk have the same name: hÉ¨ddÉ¨ŋi. If you really have to distinguish them, dawn can be hÉ¨ddÉ¨ŋi ola and dusk is hÉ¨ddÉ¨ŋi tada. Noon is lÉ¨nanda and midnight is lÉ¨sÉ¨nda. Morning is galnanda, afternoon is É¨nnanda, evening is galsÉ¨nda, and late night is É¨ssÉ¨nda. The four parts all use daÉ¬a as their preferred verb of stance. lÉ¨nanda and lÉ¨sÉ¨nda prefer sÉ›dÉ›, and hÉ¨ddÉ¨ŋi prefers tÉ›ndÉ›. Furthermore, É¨ssÉ¨nda and galnanda both move upwards when necessary, and É¨nnanda and galsÉ¨nda move downwards.
63. galnanda lo daÉ¬a bÉ¨É¬É¨s da hÉ¨ddÉ¨ŋi É¨deba na lÉ›nna notambi laÉ¬i.
- bÉ¨É¬É¨s da hÉ¨ddÉ¨ŋi
63. la jānnalon jalū il jīstū jatāelle il antielen il aþ ñalta jānne rā anlāe;
- il aþ
- and then