I was walking in the forest...

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Re: I was walking in the forest...

Post by k1234567890y » 10 Apr 2018 22:37

:con: Lonmai Luna
se nat gotis lir e on bada hamo hi depla tu kor oli loni-se
1.SG PROG walk inside at the forest when one branch fall above to head-1.SG
I was walking in the forest when a branch fell on my head
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Re: I was walking in the forest...

Post by Nortaneous » 23 Apr 2018 12:17

I don't feel like making a word for 'forest'

Vian:
Chi cyp kep wzt mq e wqt che futrepsyp, tqzyp kotkep mt zyx.
/tɕī tsz̩̀ kè wə́ mɒ̄ɴ jē wɒ́ tɕē fúrèsz̩̀ tɒ̄dzz̩̀ kókè mḿ̩ dzẑ̩/
during NMLZ go walk NMLZ POSS 1S in forest, branch fall on head

A construction with 'then' is also possible:
Wqt ke wz jje che futrepsyp wqp tqzyp kotkep mt zyx.
/wɒ́ kē wə̄ ndʑē tɕē fúrèsz̀ wɒ̀ tɒ̄dzz̩̀ kókè mḿ̩ dzẑ̩/
1S go.1S walk.1S PROG in forest then branch fall on head

Hlu: (related, but in a different branch)
Gwiḥ xwi düsä cä khö phuyes öngima öy thuhna tu hnweḍä öbyalela.
/ⁿgwiʔ çwi ⁿdɯsæ cæ kʰɤ pʰujes ɤŋimɒ ɤj tʰun̥ɒ tu n̥weɗæ ɤⁿbjɒlelɒ/
1S EGO.IPFV be_in-NONF to DEF forest PST-walk then branch EGO.PFV head-1S.INAL_POSS PST-fall-3S

It's a little easier and more natural if the definiteness of the forest isn't insisted on:

Gwiḥ xwi öphuyesdü öngima öy thuhna tu hnweḍä öbyalela.
/ⁿgwiʔ çwi ɤpʰujesⁿdɯ ɤŋimɒ ɤj tʰun̥ɒ tu n̥weɗæ ɤⁿbjɒlelɒ/
1S EGO.IPFV forest-be_in EGO.IPFV PST-walk then branch EGO.PFV head-1S.INAL_POSS PST-fall-3S

I know I said these are related, but I don't think there's a single cognate here. (Hlu gwiḥ 1S is an innovation; Vian wqt is from V'eng 1S.)

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Re: I was walking in the forest...

Post by Void » 24 Apr 2018 17:39

Tyiwṙathyajuna kyëhli

Askyarë arwyura jotūwēkṭinga ṇarrun hyuska koprusya.
[ˈasʲcar ˈarʲwura ˌjotuːˈweːqtˤiŋa ˈɴarːun ˈçuska ˈkoprusʲa]
walk-1SG.IMPERF forest-LOC what.time-ADV fall-3SG.PERF branch head-1SG.POSS-LAT
"I was walking in the forest when a branch fell on my head."
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