Yes/No

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Iyionaku
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Re: Yes/No

Post by Iyionaku » 03 Jan 2018 11:39

:chn: Mandarin

你看到了吗?
Nǐ kàndàole ma?
2SG see_arrive-PERF POL
A: Did you see that?

不看!那是什么?
Bù kàn! Nà shì shénme?
NEG see | DEM.DIST COP what
B: No! What was it?

看到了!那是裸体的女士!
Kàndàole! Nà shì luǒtǐ de nǚshì!
see-PERF | 2SG COP naked ATTR lady
Yes! It was a naked lady!
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Re: Yes/No

Post by Fluffy8x » 04 Jan 2018 05:26

:con: Arka

ti sakat lu?
you see-PAST 3SG.ANIM

teo! lu at ne?
no! 3SG.ANIM PAST who

ax! lu at lestir sati!
yes! 3SG.ANIM PAST lady naked
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Re: Yes/No

Post by Reyzadren » 04 Jan 2018 23:56

:con: griuskant (without the conscript)

ost jiska zhae urva?
/'ɔst 'dʒiska ʒe urva/
2SG see-V that Q

shur. zhae az va?
/'ʃur. ʒe az 'va/
NEG. that is what

aeist. zhae az shurxaeibi er.
/'eist. ʒe az 'ʃurtseibi 'ər/
yes. that is NEG-clothes-A person
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Re: Yes/No

Post by Evynova » 06 Jan 2018 13:50

:con: Urxan

Jan kiwux casmal?
m. /jɑn c͡çʲəwəx ʃɑsmɑl/
f. /jan ɟʲəwəx ʃasmal/
Ja-an ki-wux cas-mal?
2-ERG 3.AN-ACC see-PST
Did you see that?

Geg! Ele kimy asmal?
m. /ɣɛɣ | ɛlɛ c͡çʲəmy ɑsmɑl/
f. /ɣeɣ | ele ɟʲəmui̯ asmal/
Geg! Ele ki-my as-mal?
No! What 3.AN-INTR be-PST?
No! What was it?

Ne! Ki ene jernajecti!
m. /nɛ | c͡çʲə ɛnɛ jɛrtnɑjɛʃcʲə/
f. /ne | ɟʲə ene jernajeʃcʲə/
Ne! Ke ene jerna-ecti!
Yes! 3.AN woman clothes-PRIV!
Yes! It was a naked lady!

:con: Roderan

Var śor ńokrurarusńei?
/var ɕor ʎokrorɑrosʎei̯/
Var śor ńokru=ur-ar-us?
2S.PAT 3S.NH.PAT see-2S.PAT-3S.NH.PAT-PRET-INT?
Did you see that?

Dževere! Śor guadzi?
/dʒevɛrə | ɕor gu̯adzɨ/
Džev-ere! Śor guadzi?
COP-NEG! 3S.NH what?
No! What was it?

Džev! Dižir ǵohdoni veirir!
/dʒev | diʒer ɟoːdɔnɨ vei̯rer/
Džev! Dižir ǵohdon-i veiri-r!
COP! 3S.F.PAT naked-F.S woman-PAT
Yes! It was a naked lady!

Roderan has no words for yes and no; instead the copula is used and negated for "no".

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