You keep using that word...

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Re: You keep using that word...

Post by marvelous » 03 Jul 2016 11:33

Ernalan

You keep using that word.
Yi tarṭitūmu dhūlnailadal.
/ji tartˤituːmu ðuːlnailadal/
yi tarṭit-ūmu dhūln-aila-dal
ITER work-2.PVN.PRSNT word-INS.S-DIST
~"You keep working with that word."

I do not think that it means what you think it means.
Rhai pekrhan ḍa beknai bēdal pekrham ḍa beknai.
/ʁai pekʁan dˤa beknai beːdal pekʁam dˤa beknai/
rhai pekrh-an ḍa bekn-ai b-ē-dal pekrh-am ḍa bekn-ai
NOT think-1.SVN.PRSNT that.CNJ mean-3.ETC.SVN.PRSNT REL-ACC.S-DIST think-2.SVN.PRSNT that.CNJ mean-3.ETC.SVN.PRSNT
~"I do not think that it means that thing which you think that it means."

Nattoretan

You keep using that word.
Meçra manwaçle kwa oçye.
/meçrɑ mɑnɰʷɑçle kʰɰʷɑ oçje/.
meçra ma-nwaçle kwa oçye.
2S.ERG PRSNT.HAB-use DIST.ADJ word.ABS
~"You habitually use that word."

I do not think that it means what you think it means.
Neçra oga fömiçle e açla fömlaçle ogla wama meçra fömiçle e açla fömlaçle ogla.
/neçrɑ okɑ ɸɤmiçle e ɑçlɑ ɸɤmlɑçle oklɑ ɰʷɑmɑ meçrɑ ɸɤmiçle e ɑçlɑ ɸɤmlɑçle oklɑ/
neçra oga fö-miçle e açla fö-mlaçle ogla wama meçra fö-miçle e açla fö-mlaçle ogla.
1S.ERG NOT PRSNT.PFV-think that.CNJ 3S.ERG PRSNT.PFV-mean REL.ABS and.yet 2S.ERG PRSNT.PFV-think that.CNJ 3S.ERG PRSNT.PFV-mean REL.ABS
~"I do not think that it means a certain thing and yet you think that it means that thing."
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Re: You keep using that word...

Post by Iyionaku » 05 Jul 2016 14:17

:con: Yélian

Ocagirei vat matay. Ciletarai pi cauret, pe sa arei, pe cauret.
[okaˈxirɛɪ̯ vɐt ˈmataʃ. kilɛˈtaːraɪ̯ pi ˈkaʊ̯rɛt pɛ sa ˈʔaːrɛɪ̯ pɛ ˈkaʊ̯rɛt]
continuously-use-2SG DEM word | NEG-believe-1SG that mean-3SG what 2SG believe-2SG what mean-3SG

:con: Caelian

Zan mätjüngez dagilcir. Rar kë burwyab viz Tang Dyong küwrim, Zan kyawrungem minnik.
[zan mætjʏˈŋɛs dagilˈʝiɾ. raɾ kʰə bʊɾˈʋab vɪs tʰaŋ dʲɔŋ kʰʏwˈrɪm, zan kʲaʊ̯rʊˈŋɛm mɪˈnɪk]
2SG.NOM word.DEM.ACC HAB-use.2SG>3SG | 1SG.NOM NEG believe.1SG that 3SG_FEM.NOM DEM.ACC mean.3SG>3SG, 2SG.NOM meaning.ACC think.2SG>3SG
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Re: You keep using that word...

Post by alynnidalar » 05 Jul 2016 22:18

:con: Tirina

Towuhiolin yes aldo sipranil. Ton to'ohalın uye orn uke'pakas on lid to'ohalın yes orn uke'pakas on.
MASC-use-HAB 2SG.MASC this-INAN word | NEG MASC-believe that.INAN INAN-mean 3SG.INAN this.ANIM MASC-believe that.INAN INAN.mean 3SG.INAN
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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Re: You keep using that word...

Post by Imralu » 10 Jul 2016 04:00

Cockroach wrote: :usa: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
:con: :png: Wena:

Wena doesn't have a basic word for "think". Instead, you say what your head sees.

Wa i mbo nge ya hiwa dyi. Zyo nga i vwe zyu de i ze gyonge ya hi u zyo wo i vwe zyu de i ngya gyonge zyi hi.
2s COP stay.AG speaker GEN DEM.2.E name | head GEN.1s COP see.AG GEN.C DEF COP NEG.E signifier GEN DEM.E ADV head GEN.2s PRED see.AG GEN.C DEF PRED true.E signifier GEN.DEF
"You keep saying that word. My head sees that it doesn't mean that thing, your head sees that it does mean that thing."

Alternatively, you can say a kind of elliptical na i zyu [1s COP GEN.C] ... essentially "I am of-that" ... a little bit like "of the opinion that" but without any word for the opinion.
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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