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Re: Taller and tallest!

Post by Dormouse559 » 27 Aug 2014 21:10

Daramû siqaʻiri.
[ˈdæræ̃muː ˈseqæʔeri]
dara=mû siqaʻiri
3SG.GEN=1SG.LAT height
He is as tall as me.

Şumâmu duwa siqaʻirîqqa.
[ˈʃõmɑ̃ːmu ˈdowɑ ˈseqæʔeriːqːæ]
şumâ-mu duwa siqaʻiri-iqqa
exceed-1SG.ACC 3SG.NOM height-ADV
He is taller than me.

Şumâ duwa janpawamga siqaʻirîqqa.
[ˈʃõmɑː ˈdowɑ ˈʒɑ̃npɑwɑ̃mŋɑ seqæʔeriːqːæ]
şumâ duwa janpawa<m>g siqaʻiri-iqqa
exceed 3SG.NOM child<ACC> height-ADV
He is the tallest child. / He is taller than the child. / He is taller than the children.
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Re: Taller and tallest!

Post by alynnidalar » 27 Aug 2014 22:32

:con: Tirina:

Ye tasorned de ahu.
ye tasorn-ed de ahu
3SG.MASC tall-MASC like 1SG.FEM
He is as tall as me.

Ye tasornanared yai ha.
ye tasorn-anar-ed yai ha
3SG.MASC tall-INT-MASC than 1SG.FEM
He is taller than me.

Ye tasornatoed yai do'a.
ye tasorn-ato-ed yai do'a
3SG.MASC tall-INT-MASC than child
He is the tallest child. / He is significantly taller than the child. / He is significantly taller than the children.
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Re: Taller and tallest!

Post by Nannalu » 30 Aug 2014 19:56

Finally, somewhere on the CBB I can parade Proto-Mets' in the state that it's in now! (hi from the ZBB)

:con: Proto-Mets':

• Txo makaano' te p'e.
[t͡ʃo maka:noʔ tʲe pʼe]
3.SG COMP-sky-ADJZ COMP 1.SG
He is taller than me.

• Txo wi' makaano' waal!
[t͡ʃo wiʔ maka:noʔ wa:l]
3.SG many COMP-sky-ADJZ child
He is the tallest child.
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Re: Taller and tallest!

Post by Click » 30 Aug 2014 22:46

Welcome! [:D]

By the way, Proto-Mets’ looks quite Mayan.

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Re: Taller and tallest!

Post by Nannalu » 31 Aug 2014 09:19

Click wrote:Welcome! [:D]

By the way, Proto-Mets’ looks quite Mayan.
Thanks! That's the look and feel I was going for [:D]
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Re: Taller and tallest!

Post by Ashucky » 01 Sep 2014 23:51

Yay, my first translation post here!

:con: Image Laefêvëši:

Jâ (šán) dǿisás ósan.
[ˈjau̯ (ˈʃaːn) ˈdøːisi ˈoːsan]
jâ (šán) dǿis=ás ós-an
3SG (as) high.QUAL=be.3SG.PRS 1SG-EQU
He is as tall as me.

Jâ dǿiskás ósan.
[ˈjau̯ ˈdøːiskaːs ˈoːsan]
jâ dǿisk=ás ós-an
3SG high.CMP=be.3SG.PRS 1SG-EQU
He is taller than me.

Jâ dǿihkás níor.
[ˈjau̯ ˈdøːixkaːs ˈniːoɾ]
jâ dǿihk=ás níor
3SG high.SPR=be.3SG.PRS child
He is the tallest child.
The whole world is my garden - I have created it and I rule it. The heavens envy me, and the gods stand before me humble.
Hūmantit kuēte esti kirītu-met – ūg apēn harmi samnāntā nu ūg apān ēlhami. Nēbetar mi arsanti nu dēvei istahantar gengei par amāt.

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Re: Taller and tallest!

Post by All4Ɇn » 02 Sep 2014 04:55

Ossicone wrote: :eng:
He is taller than me.
He is the tallest child.
:con: Niijerj

Il i lausaltàr qu'io
[il i laʊ̯s.al.tar ki.o]
He is more tall than me

Il i li lausaltàr fii
[il i li laʊ̯s.al.tar fi]
He is the more tall child

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Re: Taller and tallest!

Post by Täzari » 06 Sep 2014 12:30

:ain: Ainu

Ne aynu enakkari kewerupne.
ne aynu en-akkari kewerupne
that person 1so-with.respect.to be.tall
"That person is taller than me"

(In Aynu the 3rd person personal pronoun is practically never used and it is either omitted or substituted by a noun or noun phrase)

Ne po, po otta iyotta kewerupne po ne.
ne po po or-ta iyotta kewerupne po ne
that child child place-in the.most be.tall child COP
"That child is the tallest (child)"

It must be said that this construction expressing the superlative relative made by a combination of otta and iyotta is almost never seen in the language. As a matter of fact, in the texts I've been translating I don't remember I have ever seen such a construction. To be sure I had to ask an Aynu specialist I know who provided this possible literal translation. Iyotta does have a meaning which implies a comparison with some other constituents but these terms of comparison appears as an overt argument very rarely

1so - first person singular object affix
COP - copula


:con: Lözusöteli

Þiś är enśteri kham par.
þiś är enś-ter-i kham par
he.NOM be.3s.pres. tall-COMP-NOMsm than I.PRE1s
"He is taller than me"

Þiś är utos enśi kham par.
þiś är utos enś-i kham par
he.NOM be.3s.pres. same.as tall-NOMsm than I.PRE1s
"He is as tall as I am"

Þiś är etton enśi kham par.
þiś är etton enś-i kham par
he.NOM be.3s.pres. less tall-NOMsm than I.PRE1s
"He is less tall than me"

Þiś är mempælidi enśtati.
þiś är mempæl-i-di enś-tat-i
he.NOM be.3s.pres. child-NOMsm-DET.NOMsm tall-SUP-NOMsm
"He is the tallest child"

Þiś är enśtati.
þiś är enś-tat-i
he.NOM be.3s.pres. tall-SUP-NOMsm
"He is tallest"

NOM - nominative
s - singular
m - masculine
COMP - comparative
PRE1 - prepositive 1
SUP - superlative
DET - determiner
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Re: Taller and tallest!

Post by Illuminatus » 09 Oct 2014 01:48

:con: Sevôn

Êlda ra mi ino.
êld-a r-a mi in-o
tall-be.3SG 3SG-NOM as 1SG-PREP
"He is tall as me."

Êldeiva (ra) mi ino.
êld-eiv-a r-a mi in-o
tall-COMP-be.3SG 3SG-NOM than 1SG-PREP
"He is taller than me."

Êldeiva ra mi opêso xaunauthi.
êld-eiv-a r-a mi o-pês-o xaun-authi
tall-COMP-be.3SG 3SG-NOM than PREP-other-PL[all] child-PREP.PL[all]
"He is taller than all other children."

A real superlative does not exist in Sevôn.
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Re: Taller and tallest!

Post by Chagen » 10 Oct 2014 03:53

:con: Pazmat

Pazmat does not have suffixes for this, instead using the adjective in the locative:

Jā jhaye zudāva
3S.DEF.NOM 1S.DAT tall.ATHEM-LOC
He is taller than me

To express the superlative Pazmat literally just says "Compared to all X's, Y is Z'er"):

Jā jinbnīyyīm urrīyyīm zudāva
3S.DEF.NOM child-DEF.PL-DAT all.AR-DEF.PL.DAT tall.ATHEM-LOC
He is the tallest child.

You could drop off the first too words and just say urrīyyīm zudāva too.
Nūdenku waga honji ma naku honyasi ne ika-ika ichamase!
female-appearance=despite boy-voice=PAT hold boy-youth=TOP very be.cute-3PL
Honyasi zō honyasi ma naidasu.
boy-youth=AGT boy-youth=PAT love.romantically-3S

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Re: Taller and tallest!

Post by Plague » 14 Oct 2014 22:32

:got:

Is ist auhuma mis.
He is taller than me.
he be.3sg.prs high.comp I.dat

Is ist þata auhumist barn.
He is the tallest child.
he be.3sg.prs the high.superlative child

I don't know what word Gothic used for "tall" as in human height, so I'm just gonna go with the most obvious word.
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Re: Taller and tallest!

Post by Imralu » 15 Oct 2014 06:53

Ngolu:

Hue jagi ja, (lo) nia na.
be.more be.tall NOM.3s.DEF.MASC (ADV) be.less NOM.1s.MASC
He's taller than me. (Literally: He's more tall, (while) I'm less.)

Hue jagi ja, (lo) nia iju va(s azo).
be.more be.tall NOM.3s.DEF.MASC (ADV) be.less NOM.3s.DEF.ANIM.REL be.all (be.other)
He's the tallest. / He's taller than all the others. (Literally: He's more tall, (while) all the others are less.)

Hueva jagi ja.
be.more-all tall NOM.3s.DEF.MASC
He's the tallest.
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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Re: Taller and tallest!

Post by Imralu » 15 Oct 2014 06:56

Chagen wrote:
3S.DEF.NOM
He
Imralu wrote:ja
NOM.3s.DEF.MASC
He
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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Re: Taller and tallest!

Post by Xing » 05 Dec 2014 23:35

Xing

Ana calla mina illi.
/ana t͡ʃʰalːa mina ilːi/
[aːnɐ tʃʰalːɐ miːnɐ ilːɪ]
3s tall 1s short
'He is taller than me.'

Ana calla enne gani illi.
/ana t͡ʃalːa enːe kani ilːi/
[aːnɐ tʃʰalːɐ enːɛ kaːnɪ ilːɪ]
3s tall other child short
'He is the tallest child.'

Ana e mina calla xime
/ana e mina t͡ʃʰalːa ʃime/
[aːɐ eː miːnɐ t͡ʃʰalːɐ ʃiːmɛ]
3s and 1s tall equal
'He is as tall as me.'

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Re: Taller and tallest!

Post by Iyionaku » 06 May 2016 16:04

:con: Caelian

Tot Raror lüdvot ës byü.
[tʰɔt raˈrɔɾ lydˈvɔt əʃ bʲy]
3SG_MASC.NOM 1SG.EQU big.MASC COMP COP.3SG>1SG

He is taller than me.

Tot assel lüdulvot ës byäis. / Tot assel lüdënvot ëbol byäis.
[tʰɔt aˈʃɛl lydʊlˈvɔt əʃ bʲæɪ̯ʃ / tʰɔt aˈʃɛl lydənˈvɔt əˈbɔl bʲæɪʃ]
3SG_MASC.NOM child.NOM big.SUP.MASC COMP COP.3SG>3SG/
3SG_MASC.NOM child.NOM big.ELL.MASC of_all COP.3SG>3SG


He is the tallest child.

The first example is a local maximum (Superlative), the second one a global maximum (Ellative)

Tot Raror lüdvot byü.
[tʰɔt raˈrɔɾ lydˈvɔt bʲy]
3SG_MASC.NOM 1SG.EQU big.MASC COP.3SG>1SG

He is as tall as me.
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Re: Taller and tallest!

Post by Iyionaku » 06 May 2016 16:09

:con: Anto

Ton me mo'mo da ge'mi.
[tʰɔn mɛ ˈmɔːmɔ ta ˈkɛmiː]
3PS more big 1SG compared_to

He ist taller than me.

Ton balge mas mo'mo.
[tʰɔn ˈpalkɛ mas ˈmɔːmɔ]
3PS child most big

He is the tallest child.

Ton mo'mo da gibi.
[tʰɔn ˈmɔːmɔ ta ˈkipi]
3PS big 1SG as

He is as tall as me.
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Re: Taller and tallest!

Post by Iyionaku » 06 May 2016 16:14

:con: Utseech

A is gröa als wi il.
[a ɪs ˈgɹø.a aɫs wiː ɪɫ]
3SG_MASC be.3SG big.COMP than like 1SG.NOM

A is de grö nid.
[a ɪs də gɹøː niːd]
3SG_MASC be.3SG DEF.NEUT big.SUP child

A is genûo gros wi il.
[a ɪs geˈnʊ˞.ɔ gɹɔs wiː ɪɫ]
3SG_MASC be.3SG as big as 1SG
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Re: Taller and tallest!

Post by Iyionaku » 06 May 2016 20:00

:con: Bath'aso

ܒܖܝܝ̰ ܦ̣ܥܚ̰ܱܡܡܛܺܞ .ܫܣ̄ ܧܱܦ܀
Medzh tshupħallřo mas bat.
[mɛd͡ʐ ͡tʂuˈpˤɑlr̟ɔ mas bat]
3SG-ABS COMP-big than 1SG-ABS
He is taller than me.

ܟܥܦܣ̄ ܒܖܝܝ̰ ܝܝ̰ܫܡ ܚ̰ܱܡܡܛܺܞܝܝܱܤܟ̄܀
Zhuts medzh dzhal pħallřodansh.
[ʐuts mɛ͡dʐ ͡dʐal ˈpˤɑlr̟ɔdɑnʂ]
CONT 3SG-ABS kid-ABS big-unbelievable-ABS
He is the tallest kid.

ܒܖܝܝ̰ ܚ̰ܱܡܡܛܺܞܚ̄ܩܢ .ܫܣ̄ ܧܫܦ܀
Medzh pħallřopork mas bat.
[mɛ͡dʐ pˤɑlːr̟ɔpɤrk mas bat]
3SG-ABS big-even like 1SG-ABS
He is as tall as me.
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Re: Taller and tallest!

Post by Iyionaku » 06 May 2016 20:59

:con: Paatherye

युवो ओज़ त्वेणर खै ओकु.
Yuwē ēs twenra khay ēku.

To a woman: [ˈju.eː eːs ˈtʷenra kʰaɪ̯ ˈeːku]
To a man: [ˈju.oː oːt͡s tʷɛnra kʰaɪ̯ oːk]
3SG_MASC.NOM be.3SG.MASC big.COMP than 1SG.NOM

युवो ओज़ मे स्तावेण फूरुड़.
Yuwē ēs me stāwen phūrur.

To a woman: [ˈju.eː eːs me ˈstaːwen ˈpʰuːrur]
To a man: [ˈju.oː oːt͡s m̩ ˈstaːwən ˈpʰuːror]
3SG_MASC.NOM be.3SG.MASC DEF.MASC.NOM big.SUP.MASC.NOM child.NOM

युवो ओज़ दोण त्वेन कालि ओकु.
Yuwē ēs dēn twen kāli ēku.

To a woman: [ˈju.eː eːs ðeːn tʷen ˈkaːli ˈeːku]
To a man: [ˈju.oː oːt͡s doːn tʷɛn kaːl oːk]
3SG_MASC.NOM be.3SG.MASC as big as 1SG.NOM
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Re: Taller and tallest!

Post by All4Ɇn » 07 May 2016 00:01

:con: Ceruliado

Íl é tañ grañ qu'eo.
[il̪ e tã grã kew]
He is as tall as me.

Íl é major qu'eo.
[il̪ e mäˈʒɔɾ kew]
He is taller than me.

Íl é il major infant.
[il̪ e il̪ mäˈʒɔɾ ĩˈfã]
He is the tallest child.

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