5th Yélian word:
[ˈbɛlanɔɾ] - snowman (Southern Standard)
[ˈbelaʊɾ] - snowman (Northern Standard)
Nouns of the animate class, Plural bélanoran/belauran
, Collective bélanoró/belauró
Both words derive from bela
- snow + the personal suffix -or
, the older *bélaor has developed differently in certain dialects: The Southern Dialects have added an epenthetic -n-, while the Northern dialect has changed the hiatus to a diphtong. However, both words occur equally frequently all over the Yélian language area.
Southern Standard Example:
A'bélanor on'iyin yinakibulet viydre parcaspulvon on'ádamar.
[aˈbelanɔɾ ɔnˈiʃin ʃiˌnakiˈbulɛt va̯iːdrə ˈpaɾkɐsˌpʊlvɔn ɔnˈadamaɾ]
Nothern Standard Example:
A'belaur on'îyin yinakibulet liyd parcaspulvon on'ádamar.
[aˈbelaʊ̯ɾ ɔnˈiɕin ɕiˌnakiˈbulət la̯iːd‿ˈaɾkɐsˌpʊlvɔn ɔnˈadamɐɾ]
DEF.ANIM=snowman DEF.GEN=child-PL PST-melt-3SG because_of sun-warm DEF.GEN=spring
The children's snowman melted due to the warm spring sun.
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