I am not a cactus

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I am not a cactus

Post by Tuslaven Kukristo » 21 Apr 2015 16:58

:usa: English
I am not a cactus.

I need water to survive.

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Vota' tucactum.
I am not | a cactus

Otnocet tuvaquen vliek otvieshen oteevar.
I need | water | so that | I can | live

:con: Toki Pona:
mi kasi pi ma seli ala.
I am not a plant belonging to the dry land

mi wile e ni: mi awen. tan mi wile e telo.
I need this: I stay. Therefore i need water
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Re: I am not a cactus

Post by Ahzoh » 21 Apr 2015 20:12

:con: Vrkhazhian

Ẕaẏ tukaktu ya ʾitim.
Ẕaẏ tukaf nuqaš ṇt sasmim.

I am not a cactus.
I need water to survive.
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Re: I am not a cactus

Post by Prinsessa » 21 Apr 2015 20:54

... Both of you have a tu- prefix before cactus?

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Re: I am not a cactus

Post by Ahzoh » 21 Apr 2015 20:58

Prinsessa wrote:... Both of you have a tu- prefix before cactus?
Indeed! Though in Vrkhazhian "tu-" is ACC.NEUT
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Re: I am not a cactus

Post by Lao Kou » 22 Apr 2015 06:08

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Fí la föi míedhs nöi.
1SG-NOM.NEG AUX.PRES INDEF.NEG cactus-NOM.NEG be
I am not a cactus.

Sí la sü mníaksüt öre ba öilepez kfakh.
1SG-NOM AUX.PRES INDEF water-ACC in.order PTCL survive need
I need water to survive.
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Re: I am not a cactus

Post by Nortaneous » 22 Apr 2015 21:08

testing a new lang

tsə saduŋʷ kaktu
tsə sd<a>-(ə)-ŋʷ kkt<a-u>
1S.DIR be<PRES.INTR>-EPEN-NEG cactus-DIR

tsə kʷɲereh yedzvə ŋʷuʔ
tsə ʷ-kɲ<e-e>r-h ye-dzv ŋʷʔ<u>
1S.DIR OBL-survive<VERBNOUN>-ILL TR-need water<OBL>

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Re: I am not a cactus

Post by Xing » 22 Apr 2015 21:43

Image You know the language...

Kuri ta kakki mai.
NEG.be SG cactus 1s
'I am not a cactus.'
[ˈkuːɾi tʲa ˈkɑkːɨ mʲai̯]

Naee kanni nge appi mai.
necessary water PURP live 1s
'I need water to survive.'
[nʲaˈeː ˈkɑnʲːi ŋə ˈapʲːi mʲai̯]

Naee kanni tewa appi o mai.
necessary water PURP survival GEN 1s
'I need water for my survival.'
[nʲaˈeː ˈkɑnʲːi tʲeʌ ˈapʲːi oː mʲai̯]

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Re: I am not a cactus

Post by Nortaneous » 23 Apr 2015 05:58

Da2 kat5fa3ku5 ke6 mat4 gi3.
[da˧ kaʔ˥˦ɸa˩ŋu˥˦ ke˧˦ maʔ˧˨ ŋi˩]
1S cactus-tree NEG REFL see.S.TOT
I am not a cactus.

Da2 eaf3 y5 mat4 gv2di3.
[da˧ eaɸ˩ ɨ̝˥˦ maʔ˧˨ ŋɤ˧li]
1S life water REFL demand.S.TOT
I need water for survival.

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Re: I am not a cactus

Post by masako » 24 Apr 2015 01:54

na kyomahuak
1sg desert.plant-NEG
I am not a cactus.

na nya kito mayahe
1sg for survive water-NEC
I need water to survive.

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Re: I am not a cactus

Post by alynnidalar » 24 Apr 2015 16:49

:con: Unnamed Polylang/UNN:

'anchihatlaahe tsijumet.
'a-jan-chiha-tlaahe tsiju-met
1.SG.ERG>3.SG.ABS-PROG-be-NEG saguaro-ABS
I am not a cactus.

'akostichven talmet etlaoqveniv.
'a-kostich-ven tal-met et-laoq-ven-iv
1.SG.ERG>3.SG.ABS-need-always water-ABS 1.SG.ABS-survive-always-CAUS
I need water to survive.

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Re: I am not a cactus

Post by Tuslaven Kukristo » 24 Apr 2015 20:44

Prinsessa wrote:... Both of you have a tu- prefix before cactus?
Yes "Tu" is the prefix for singular sub/obj nouns
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Re: I am not a cactus

Post by opipik » 24 Apr 2015 21:45

:con: Unnamed English pidgin:

Mi na' kæ'tis.
[mʲi nɐ̹ʔ kʰæʔtɨs]
I NEG cactus
I am not a cactus.

Wor blong mi ni' laif.
[ɥɔˑɾə̆ bʲlʲɤ̞ŋ mʲi nʲiˑʔ lɐɪ̯f]
water GRAM:MOD* I need life
I need water to survive.

*Grammatical modifier

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Re: I am not a cactus

Post by kanejam » 25 Apr 2015 00:09

:con: Savvinic
Nei sun ai ccactus.
[ˈnɛɪ sũn əɪ kːatːʊs]
NEG be.PRES.1SG INDEF.MASC.NOM.SG cactus.NOM.SG
I am not a cactus.

Caṡggiu apas pru beun.
[ˈkaʒːw͜ ˈaːpəs pruː ˈbɛʊn]
must.PRES.1SG water.GEN.SG for live.INF
I need water to live.

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Re: I am not a cactus

Post by Imralu » 25 Apr 2015 01:47

The Ngolu wouldn't really get the connection between these two sentences. The only cacti they're familiar with are epiphytic rainforest cacti like Disocactus and Epiphyllum.

:con: Ngolu

kka koleio nu
not cactus NOM.1s.ICS
I'm not a cactus.

xume ia hunia kuajo lau nu
necessary NOM.3p.INAN.NSPC potable BEN.C alive NOM.1s.ICS
I need water in order to survive.

e hunia (nua) kuajo lau nu
IMP potable (LOC.1s.ICS) BEN.C alive NOM.1s.ICS
I need water in order to survive.
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Re: I am not a cactus

Post by Khemehekis » 25 Apr 2015 06:08

Kankonian:

Is os as toki.
1sg not PRS cactus
I am not a cactus.

Is kuless an wana ad abvodshum.
1sg need-PRS have water for survive
I need water to survive.
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Re: I am not a cactus

Post by hoeroathlo » 25 Apr 2015 22:53

:con: Ma'oi'ngote
oi kondi e ka'katoi
I am not a cactus. (m)

ma kondi e ka'katoi
I am not a cactus. (f)

oi ang''an tu'aiso nawa
I need water to survive. (m)

ma ang''an tu'aisa nawa
I need water to survive. (f)

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Re: I am not a cactus

Post by lucidsai12 » 12 May 2015 06:10

Genyi Language

1.I am not a cactus

Sabotenex ý me
Cactus.NEG 1.SG be

2.I need water to survive.

mýsu ý noc shým ddoqu
Water 1.SG need to progress
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Re: I am not a cactus

Post by PTSnoop » 12 May 2015 11:13

Necthiøth:

Kia nlangautøn . Nek riøntøn søpia rasʉ́tøph .
[ kjá nláŋawtøn . nék ʁjɔntøn søpjá ʁásýtøpʰ . ]
kie lnangau-tø-n . nek riong-tø-n søp-ie rsʉ́-tø-ph .
NEG cactus-1SG-BAD . water need-1SG-BAD so-because alive-1SG-GOOD .

I am not a cactus. I need water to live.

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Re: I am not a cactus

Post by All4Ɇn » 25 May 2015 03:12

:con: Îçlo


Non ḑono cactus
[n̪on̪ ˈz̪oːn̪o ˈqɑːkt̪us̪]
I am not a cactus

Rechedo del áqua a soprâvere
[rɛˈxeːd̪o del̪ ˈäːkwä ä soprɨˈveːrɛ]
I need water to survive

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Re: I am not a cactus

Post by Nayvela Nuvela » 25 May 2015 04:11

:con: Tekeū

Uhrūnga hwëtinuùv.
[uxru:n̺ga hweʲtinuʊv]
uhrūnga hwë-ti-nu-ùv
cactus be-1.NOM-NEG-3.ACC
I am not a cactus.

Nōč çùtiùv gùtilīh.
[no:t͡ʃ çʊtiʊv gʊtili:h]
nōč çù-ti-ùv gù-ti-li-ih.
water need-1.NOM-3.ACC live-1.NOM-PERF-3.ACC.INDF
I need water to live.
Rāhloihnu nōhùš čiha
ipbu ùv avlivùkeih obdo
avçoboe apārha kiha
kù če avçoboe ovha hëho.

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