Continuing from previously, the next two sentences in Soronen Kidi.
Likasaya soronen ŋeŋihe kidilo, sadu sorove, â€œU! Soronen kidi diŋi?â€
The first clause in the second sentence starts out with another example of body part metonomy and with =ya, which only ever attaches to a rational agent. The subject of the first clause is our rock, modified by a relative clause. This is the same relative clause as in the first sentence. It is still potentially a talking rock. Itâ€™s identity has not yet been confirmed.
The second clause is an example of speech, using the verb most often used with speech, namely =vi OUT. This is because speech is considered to be sound, and sound is generally emitted by something. The emitter, when indicated, is marked by =ya, because speech is a characteristic of rational animates. The audience is marked with =du, for a goal or not yet attained destination. One doesnâ€™t assume that oneâ€™s words have reached a destination.
The third clause is the direct speech. Direct speech is indicated with intonation and a juxtaposition of clauses. The speech starts with the attention-getting interjection u! and continues with a question of identity. Here we lose the relative clause and ask directly if the rock is word-having.
Kideya evi, â€œLa! Soronen kidi liŋi!â€
And the rock says yes! Identity confirmed. The inanimate plural pronoun refers to speech in general.