Test Sentences, 126

Continuing with Gary’s list:

  1. I stood, a little mite of a girl, upon a chair by the window, and watched the falling snowflakes.

Where does Gary find these? Paraphrasing to very little girl, this requires two serial predicates, a relative clause, and then a second clause.

163. lene esÉ›dÉ› laki ɨsa sÉ›ttÉ› tÉ›nÉ› da notÉ›ndÉ› kotɬa olaya na le doŋi dolna tadanna tono.

lene
1P.MTsg
e-
very
sɛdɛ
sɛdɛ.IMP
laki
girl.MTsg
ɨsa
little.MTsg
sɛttɛ
sɛdɛ.PRF
tɛnɛ
chair.SSsg
da
REL
no-
near-
tɛndɛ
tɛndɛ.IMP
kotɬa
window.SSsg
olaya
upon
na
and
le
my
doŋi
eyes.MTsg
dolna
snow.MTpl
tadanna
falling.MTpl
tono
ono.PRF

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