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Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Post by cntrational » 15 Sep 2014 07:08

:con: :eng: Inglisj

Ay öndasjtanna hwa þü gasegj. Du telc Inglisj!
1sg understand-neg what 2sg PROG-say. IMP talk English
I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

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Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Post by alynnidalar » 15 Sep 2014 15:09

:con: Tirina

Ton napresi frosa toalenahi yes. Tofisalenahi inlansi!
NEG FEM-understand what MASC-say 2SG.MASC. MASC-IMP-speak English
I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

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Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Post by Squall » 16 Sep 2014 01:03

:con: Xioran
Min se getxiprayns non ley kwe tu se tagrayns. Tagray mow Xioran.
1SG be.PRS get_comprehension-GER NEG DEF.SG REL 2SG be.PRS speak-GER. speak-IMP.2SG PREP.manner Xioran.
I am not getting the one that you are speaking. Speak in the way of Xioran.
:por: Não percebo o que estás a dizer. Fala Português!
I do not know if it is correct in Portugal, but it is wrong in Brazil. [:(]
It seems to mean:
I do not notice what you are about to say.

:bra: pt_br
Não entendo o que você está dizendo. Fale em Português!
NEG understand-PRS.1SG [o que => what] 2SG be.PRS.3SG say.GER. speak-IMP.3SG LOC Portuguese.
English is not my native language. Sorry for any mistakes or lack of knowledge when I discuss this language.
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Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Post by Chagen » 16 Sep 2014 14:28

:con: Pazmat:

Mētvūtṛ acya kāqqāmvūya yina. Pazmatya matēm'!
speak-INFIN-GEN what-ACC understand-INFIN-ACC NEG.IMPERF-1S pazmat-ACC speak-DEON

Note that this literally translates to "I am not understanding what you're saying", as the implication is that I will understand later. Using the aorist (which would be translated "I don't understand...") would sound like I will never understand you as long as I live, which...rather insulting.
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: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Post by All4Ɇn » 19 Sep 2014 03:59

:con: Niijerj

Eu nè comprend quis tu dirs. T'-parls Niijerj!
[ɔʏ̯ nə ɣom.rɛnd kis ty dir tarl ni.jerʒ]
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Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Post by Täzari » 20 Sep 2014 15:22

:con: Lözusöteli
Besætzinæ hvå/hvad ræbit. Seknekot lözusötelil!

:ain: Aynu
Hemanta e=itak ya k=erampewtek wa. Aynu itak ani itak!

:jpn: Japanese
I saw there is already a translation in Japanese but I think that it should be 日本語話せ instead of 日本語話せ... I'll wait for a native speaker to solve this.

Nivkh
Here I want to try to provide also a Nivkh translation. The only thing I'm not sure about is the usage of the verb "p'ur-" with the name of a language, maybe there is another more appropriate verb. I'll look up for this!

ɲi t̩'i iřt̩p'anp'arad̩ra. ɲivx p'urja!

Usually Nivkh is written using a modified Russian alphabet but I prefer to write it using the IPA alphabet. This is just for my own comfort.
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Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Post by thaen » 23 Sep 2014 18:26

:con: lirlæmitul sæmulæhhæl. pálǽhkákéær Nillæhimmæ!
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I am the Great Rabbit. Fear me, O Crabs!
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ı θ ð ʃ ɲ ŋ ʔ ɛ ə ø ʑ ɕ ʷ ʲ ⁿ

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Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Post by thetha » 23 Sep 2014 21:01

Don't do that. Just post yours.

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Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Post by Jackk » 23 Sep 2014 21:44

:con: Puēnncech

àgāhē wo isūknbou. haisūk encech!
I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!
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/ɑˈkaːheː wo iˈsuːkmbow ‖ hajˈsuːk enˈgeʃ/
à-gā-hē wo i-sūk-n-bou. hai-sūk encech!
1s.NOM.PRS-NEG-understand 3s.SUBD 2s.NOM.PRS-talk-IPFV-OBJ IMP-talk Encech
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Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Post by Imralu » 15 Oct 2014 05:52

:con: Ngolu

Kka lumi ene zuo zoi mo vu. E ila ilia!
be.not be.understood DAT.1s.MASC NOM.C say be.what NOM.2s.ANIM | IMP speak speech
I don't understand what you're saying. Speak Ngolu.
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: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Post by Thrice Xandvii » 22 Feb 2015 11:33

Image Isλǫtaλao:
Wæ tæta lęswa kǫλę́tijǫs, isλǫtaλu lúqitæhu!
/wɑɪ̯ 'tɑɪ̯.tɑ 'lɛ̃s.wɑ kɔ̃'ɬɛ̃.ti.ʔɔ̃s | is.ɬɔ̃'tɑ.lu 'lukwi.tɑɪ̯.xu/
Wæ ta-tæ lęswa-Ø kǫλę́t-i-jǫs, isλǫtaλ-u luq-itæ-hu!
1SG 2SG-GEN language-DIR grasp-1SG.PRS-NEG, Isλǫtaλao-OBL speak-2SG.IMP-INST.DEF
I don't understand your language, speak (with) Isλǫtaλao!

(Nice to flex the imperative form now and again... Also, the accent is added because of the negation suffix, which will preserve the stress pattern of the verb form before it was added.)
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Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Post by Canis » 05 Mar 2015 13:29

:con: Ahtialan
Нє· варна тєравsт ірљу кієнау, чєдукіиs ӓлаѵаі!
[nɛ vr̩nä tɛ.ˈräŭst ir.li˞ ˈkiĕ.ˌnäŭ . t͡ʃe.ˈdu.kiĭiːs ˈäĭ.ɫɑ.ˌwa.i]
no 1SG-ACT understand-INF GEN-2SG language, use-IMP Ahtialan

:pol: Polish
Nie rozumiem, co mówisz. Mów po polsku!
[ɲe rɔ.zuˈmʲem t͡sɔ ˈmuviʂ . muf pɔ‿ˈpɔl.sku]
no understand-1SG what speak-2SG . speak-IMP in_language Polish
"Po" is a preposition meaning "after", which combined with adjectives in Dative case will form a structure like "in language x".
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Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Post by Xing » 25 Mar 2015 19:56

:con: Nizhmel

Cèwon ziòwu gane zhuomna sòlie. Nizhmelhak gawok!
[t͡ʂʰɛ̀ːon zʲø̀ːoː káːnɛː ʐúmnaː sɔ̀ːlʲeː nʲíʐmɛlak káːok]

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cè-won ziò-wu     ga-ne        zhuom-na    sòlie   Nizhmel-hak ga-wok
1-DAT  2-GEN  speak-NMLZ understand-can     NEG   Nizhmel-CASE ga-wok

I've decided that the subject shall be in the dative case when the verb takes the suffix -na (which expresses ability.)

-hak is a case that I don't know what to call yet.
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Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Post by Dormouse559 » 25 Mar 2015 20:50

Updating :con: Silvish:

Gzo nen entellé cuelca tu dicz. Palla li selvesc.
[ˈdʑɔ nə‿nɛntɛlˈlɛ ˈkʊ̯ɛlka ˈto ˈdetɕ | ˈpalla lɪ sɛlˈvɛsk]
1SG NEG understand[1SG] what 2SG say[2SG]. Speak-IMP.2SG DEF.OBL.M Silvish

I don't understand what you're saying. Speak Silvish.

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Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Post by Ahzoh » 25 Mar 2015 21:40

:con: Vrkhazhian
Žaẏ tupašdudu ʾišak ruraž ʾitim. Wišda t-ʾAšdu Yat-Vṛḵaž!
1s-NOM ACC-speaking-NEUT.SG 2ms-GEN understand\ACT.PRES.SG NEG | JUSS-speak\ACT.PRES.SG ACC-mouth-NEUT.SG.CONST Vrkhazh-GEN.NEUT.SG
I don't understand what you are saying. Speak Vrkhazhian!
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Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Post by Imralu » 27 Mar 2015 01:06

:con: Ngolu 2.0 / Iliaqu

Before contact with the outside world and other cultures, the Ngolu had no word for their own language other than ilia 'speech'. To differentiate it from other languages, it may now be known as ilia qu 'Qu speech' or iliaqu. The backformation ila qu or ilaqu means 'to speak Ngolu'.

Translated most literally:
  • Kka lumi eni zuo zoi mo vu. E ilaqu!
    be.not be.understood DAT.1s.ICS NOM.C say be.what NOM.2s.ICS | be.IMP speak.Ngolu
    I don't understand what you're saying. Speak Ngolu. - Inaccessible mode
Perhaps more natural:
  • Kka lumi eni xu ilia guui. Kua ilaqu!
    be.not be.understood DAT.1s.ICS NOM.3s.INAN.DEF.REL be.speech COP-GEN.2s.ICS | be.JUSS speak.Ngolu
    I don't understand your speech. Please speak Ngolu. - Inaccessible mode

    Kka lumi eni xu ilia guue. E ilaqu!
    be.not be.understood DAT.1s.ICS NOM.3s.INAN.DEF.REL be.speech COP-GEN.2s.ACS | be.IMP speak.Ngolu
    I don't understand your speech. Speak Ngolu. - Dominant mode

    Kka lumi ene xu ilia guue. E ilaqu!
    be.not be.understood DAT.1s.ACS NOM.3s.INAN.DEF.REL be.speech COP-GEN.2s.ACS | be.IMP speak.Ngolu
    I don't understand your speech. Speak Ngolu. - Accessible mode
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: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Post by Runomso » 16 Apr 2015 18:57

I don't understand what you're saying. Speak (Language)!

Rreyúndiru fidóyeme to ma. Rúnzi úkikume!

rreyún|di|ru fidóye|me to ma. rún|zi úkiku|me!
to understand 1SG.NEG. saying ACC. of you ACC. speak IMP. úkiku ACC.
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Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Post by J_from_Holland » 17 Apr 2015 18:48

:con: Bløjhvåtterskyll

Mi unny Dykint z dänne! Blå Ænskyll!
I understand.not what.is.said.ACC your.ACC! Speak.IMP English!

Dykin (ACC Dykint) is a noun wich means something like 'what is said' (or, reading Imralu's post, 'speech').

In this sentence I used the masculine personal pronouns.
If the speaker was a woman, she'd have said: Ma unjainy Dykint z dänne! Blå Ænskyll!
If the person who isn't understood by the speaker was a woman, the speaker would have said: Mi unny Dykint z dunne! Blå Ænskyll!
And if both were a woman... yes, you'll probably understand this one.
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Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Post by Nannalu » 18 Apr 2015 08:40

:con: Ttɯŋjṹol:
Ná ka ʔɯ́l yã uẽ́ẽ́c. Uã́c ttɯŋ-jṹol yĩ!
[na˦ ka ʔɯl˦ jã wẽ:c˦ | wãc˦ ʈɯŋɟũol˦ jĩ]
1.SG NEG=understand 1.POSS.SG=PL/speech. speak Ttwngjuol 2.SG
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Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Post by J_from_Holland » 18 Apr 2015 09:29

Nannalu wrote::con: Ttɯŋjṹol:
Ná ka ʔɯ́ɯ́l yã uẽ́ẽ́c. Uã́c ttɯŋ-jṹol yĩ!
I'd like to see a gloss, and with all those diacritics, I'd like to see a pronunciation too.
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