It only snows in the north, but it rains everywhere.

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Re: It only snows in the north, but it rains everywhere.

Post by eldin raigmore » 05 Jan 2018 23:34

Imralu wrote:
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eldin raigmore wrote:
05 Jan 2018 00:43
Of course! You're correct. I was having fun, not criticizing!
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Re: It only snows in the north, but it rains everywhere.

Post by Parlox » 28 Feb 2018 06:55

:con: Nǫǫ'bıch Sotł (Ohanocree)

Nułı́ı́mǫ matłaa’ınǫı łaatłǫk, so’ tǫnona matłaa’ı.
/nuɬiːmo mat͡ɬaːʔi-noi ɬa-at͡ɬok soʔ tonəna mat͡ɬaːʔi/
north snow-PARTICIPLE only-3RD.SUB.PRES.IMP, all place rain
It only snows in the north, but it rains everywhere. (The north is the only snow-er, all places rain)
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Re: It only snows in the north, but it rains everywhere.

Post by Yagia1 » 18 Mar 2018 22:36

Vayardio:

"Sova da disénio éca Sétrou lovéni, tasima lo té soio tépidi"
/only (by exclusion) in North snow PRES 3sg, but over all rain PRES3sg/
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Re: It only snows in the north, but it rains everywhere.

Post by Tuyono » 27 Nov 2018 22:53

:con: Źilaa Ruńu

ngehu ji alagar mbambas tikaicez, tian imbu ehasi liliuk haab.
nhehu ji alag-ar mba~mbas ti-kaicez tian imbu ehas-i li~liuk haab
only on south-OBL HAB~fall.3SG DIM-ice but place all-INAN.ACC HAB~come.to.3SG rain.NOM
lit. Snow only falls on the south, but rain comes to all placess

I changed "north" to "south" because Ruń is in that world's southern hemisphere and their north is strongly associated with the desert.
Two different verbs are used because rain is considered animate, being an important force of nature, while snow is just this thing that happens every few years - tiny fragments of ice fall from the sky and melt very soon. So, when it rains you say "rain is coming here", like you'd say about a person, and when it snows (if that ever happens) you say "small ice is falling".

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Re: It only snows in the north, but it rains everywhere.

Post by Void » 14 Dec 2018 11:56

:con:

Arganjayi nitungacan aygusqunastan, asp arqilghayi vsoghci.
[ɑrˌgɑndzɑˈji niˌtuŋkʰɑˈtsɑn ɑjˌgusqunuˈstɑn ɑsp ɑrˌqilɣɑˈji ˈʋsɔxtsi]
snow-PRS-3SG.INAN only north-LOC but rain-PRS-3SG.INAN everywhere
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Re: It only snows in the north, but it rains everywhere.

Post by Imralu » 25 Dec 2018 16:53

:con: Ngolu/Iliaqu

Lalu ualauala zola gio, mie lalu xua va.
[lalú walawalá zolá ŋjó | mjé lalú ʃwá vâ]
rain wobble solely in.north | but rain LOC.3S.DEF.INAN all
It only snows in the north, but it rains everywhere.
Glossing Abbreviations: COMP = comparative, C = complementiser, ACS / ICS = accessible / inaccessible, GDV = gerundive, SPEC / NSPC = specific / non-specific, AG = agent, E = entity (person, animal, thing)
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