You helped me

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Re: You helped me

Post by nmn » 14 Jan 2019 22:06

Z̧uǯ

Ḑun z̧órł msérł jon žǯúlmlsn.
2 help-PST CAUS-walk-PST 1 dog-1
You helped me walk my dog

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Re: You helped me

Post by Frislander » 16 Jan 2019 12:08

:con: Asta

yurenyəsə mənə‘rəre‘iyəx mənasən
yur-enyəx-yə mə-n-ə‘re<ər>-‘ə-yəx mə-nasən
2>1-help-PRF 1-IIs-wander<CAUS>-NOM-ADV 1s-dog
You helped me walk my dog

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Re: You helped me

Post by gestaltist » 16 Jan 2019 12:57

:con: Īsmay

Ma dīttobavādh (dham) bis åma.
"You helped me walk my dog."
Literally: you helped me make my dog go back-and-forth.

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1sm	back.and.forth=ADJ-go-CAUS-2sm\AOR.GNO	(2sm)	dog	POSS=1sm.
ma	dita=to-bav-ā-dh 			(dham)	bis	ʕ=ma

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Re: You helped me

Post by GrandPiano » 08 Feb 2020 02:31

:es-pv: Basque

Nire txakurra ateratzen lagundu didazu.
/niɾe t͡ʃakura ateɾat͡s̻en lagundu didas̻u/
ni-re txakurr=a atera-tzen lagun-du d-i-Ø-da-zu-Ø
1SG-GEN dog=ART.ABS.SG take_out-PRESP help-PP 3.ABS\PRS-AUX.DITR-SG.ABS-1SG.DAT-2SG.ERG-PRS

You helped me walk my dog.

"Me" here is an indirect object, at least for speakers in the Southern Basque Country.
:eng: - Native
:chn: - B2
:esp: - A2
:jpn: - A2

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Re: You helped me

Post by Void » 08 Feb 2020 16:00

:con: Tsaqʼma

Qasautʼum ûthkhûnhrapanawin chamgur.
[qɒˈsɑwtʼʊm uːθxuːŋrɑpɒˈnɑwɪn ˈtʃæmɰʊr̥]
qa-s-autʼ-um-Ø ûthkh-ûnh-ra-panau-in chamgur-Ø
2SG>1SG-help-PRF-N.FUT stroll-CAUS-ABS-SUPERL-3SG.AN.POSS dog-ABS

'You've helped me take the dog on a walk.'

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Re: You helped me

Post by Iyionaku » 09 Feb 2020 19:34

GrandPiano wrote:
08 Feb 2020 02:31
:es-pv: Basque

didazu
d-i-Ø-da-zu-Ø
3.ABS\PRS-AUX.DITR-SG.ABS-1SG.DAT-2SG.ERG-PRS
Gently remind me that, no matter how interesting Basque is, I will never, ever, attempt to learn it [:S]
Wipe the glass. This is the usual way to start, even in the days, day and night, only a happy one.

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Re: You helped me

Post by GrandPiano » 09 Feb 2020 21:49

Iyionaku wrote:
09 Feb 2020 19:34
GrandPiano wrote:
08 Feb 2020 02:31
:es-pv: Basque

didazu
d-i-Ø-da-zu-Ø
3.ABS\PRS-AUX.DITR-SG.ABS-1SG.DAT-2SG.ERG-PRS
Gently remind me that, no matter how interesting Basque is, I will never, ever, attempt to learn it [:S]
The gloss does make it look complicated, but IMO it's actually not as hard as it looks. While there are a lot of verb forms, the morphology is pretty regular. By the time you learn forms like didazu, you'll already know the prefix d- and the suffixes -da- and -zu from other forms (although using -da- for indirect object agreement will be new). You wouldn't learn the entire verb system at once; you would learn it in bits and pieces, just as you would if you were learning Spanish or French.
:eng: - Native
:chn: - B2
:esp: - A2
:jpn: - A2

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