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

Post by Osia » 15 Sep 2017 01:56

Modern Lyran

Cʰahįįʔááfcʰaqįįč’á ašfaaq'aq. Šafaat qafaaʔúnʰíí!
EVID.AUD-thing-3.INAN.SING-NEG-1.SING-see-ABS.CONC 3.INAN.SING-2.SING-speak-REL-INST.APPL 2.SING-speak INST-language-1.PLU.POSS
cʰahįį-ʔa-a-f-cʰ-qįį-č’a a-š-faa-ʕ-qaʕ. š-faa-rʰ qa-faaʔu-nʰíí
[cʰæhɛ̃ːʔáːɸcʰæqɛ̃ːt͡ʃʼá aʃɸɑːq ‖ ʃaɸaːt qɑɸaːʔón̥íː]
I don't understand what you're saying. Speak Lyran!
(lit. I hear that I don't see the thing that you speak. Speak with our language!)
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Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Post by Epaqasnwqar » 24 Apr 2018 17:47

Täzari wrote:
20 Sep 2014 16:22
: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.
Ni hongo de qaqw be :Nan de mo yyyo, go men Qanji ha deki nay ,Tazari tomodachi shi-tte da naa teba,
Shysham ytah ya quasi [->] ( for my own comfort :mrgreen: yay-syq w-saq-ytah Aynw ytah a=an(r)y a nw-ye p tap ne qar yn-qar=pirqa no w-sa-o-qa-y =an ne e rw-y

Tazari a-ram-w se-qor Pirka nispa qwr can speak write Aynu yeah qan-py qa-ta nep e^as-qay na nep- =an! qwr wa rw-we an-nep-qa wa rwy Who is Pirka ? Qw=an aq ne e-a-pyrqa-re-y-ytah nw-yw-qar wa yn-qar qon rwswy ne -e a-nw -ye p-qar yn-qar yan ro ne -e rw-we wa ...wa ma-nw ne yaq-ne yay ram-w q:s-me we a-e-yay-paq-as-nw yan rwy wa =an qwsw ne na.

I put a lot of effort in writing with out care about mistake w-we-w-pa-pe-qen-w-pa to myself ,no time to scratch my beard yay tom tom =(oshare)yay-re-qy-sar qy-qy-somo na so then yay-a papw ne -e sorry syq-ne-nw-ye-qar qy wa nee-e Nihongo kiray da mon= Sisam ytah ram-w ra-rwtwr-y-ywpwpw.

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

Post by ixals » 07 May 2018 22:54

:con: Cissian

Не разумем, чо говорiш. Говорi цiски!
/nʲe ra.zuˈmʲem t͡ʃo ɦoˈʋo.rʲiʃ | ɦoˈʋo.rʲi ˈt͡sʲis.ki/
[ɲe rä.z̪uˈmʲem t͡ʂo ɦoˈʋɔr.jiʂ | ɦoˈʋɔr.ji ˈt̪͡s̪ʲis̪.ki]
nye razum-yém, čo hovór-yiš | hovór-yi cyísk-i
NEG understand.IMP-1SG REL.ACC say.IMP-2SG | say.IMP-IMPR.2SG Cissian-SG.ACC

“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 Reyzadren » 10 May 2018 00:04

:con: griuskant (without the conscript)

aesk shur ijshira ostae kigen. zhostar griuskant.
/'esk 'ʃur 'idʒʃira 'ɔste 'kigən. 'ʒɔstar 'griuskant/
1SG NEG advanced.know-V 2SG-POSS talk-N-PASS. use-V-IMP griuskant
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Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Post by Pāṇini » 13 May 2018 18:10

:tur: :con: Nasiǝl/Cappadocian:

Ammuħ kuit zit memayǝ sakimuǝm natta. Tarcikǝtel zit Nasiǝl!
/ˈamːux kujt zit ˈmemajə ˈsakimwəm natːa. tarˈd͡ʒikətel zit ˈnasiəl!/
1SG.NOM what-ACC 2SG.NOM say-2SG.PRES understand-1SG.PRES NEG. speak-IMP 2SG.NOM Cappadocian-ACC!

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/aɪ kænʔ r̼̊ ʌnəɹstʲænd r̼̊ jəɹ æksɪnt r̼̊/

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

Post by Mándinrùh » 23 Jun 2018 21:57

Image Bwángxùd
SINGULAR YOU
Rudmíkang bwumbwum bùnkang bùnbandángman. Bwángxùdnat bwù!
Rud-mí-kang bwum~bwum bùn-kang bùn-bandáng-man. Bwángxùd-nat bwù!
2-PASS-DECL thing~PL PROX-DECL PROX-understanding-NEG. Bwángxùd-INS PRS;IMP!
I have no understanding of the things you say. Use Bwángxùd!

PLURAL YOU
Rudrudmíkang bwumbwum bùnkang bùnbandángman. Bwángxùdnat bwù!
Rud~rud-mí-kang bwum~bwum bùn-kang bùn-bandáng-man. Bwángxùd-nat bwù!
2~PL-PASS-DECL thing~PL PROX-DECL PROX-understanding-NEG. Bwángxùd-INS PRS;IMP!
I have no understanding of the things you say. Use Bwángxùd!

Image Ecclesiastical Atili
SINGULAR YOU
Ja-i-vasá-so et-kim-ag-zíe. Atíli kim-te-ák-so!
NEG-1-see-CLF C 2-talk-INS-thing. Atili talk-IMP-INS-CLF!
I do not see what you talk with. Talk with Atili!

PLURAL YOU
Ja-i-vasá-so et-kim-ag-zié-u. Atíli kim-te-ak-só-u!
NEG-1-see-CLF C 2-talk-INS-thing-PL. Atili talk-IMP-INS-CLF-PL!
I do not see what you talk with. Talk with Atili!

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

Post by marvelous » 14 Jul 2018 22:47

:con: Kemwiswi

I don't understand what you're saying. Speak Kemwiswi!
Lipêcunolrêêni otî yilräci. Yulri Kêmwḭ̂swî!
/li.pɛ.ʃu.nolˈrɛː.ni ˈo.tɪ jilˈræ.ʃi ˈjul.ri kɛˈmwɪ̃.swɪ/
lipêcun-olr-êêni ot-î y-ilr-äci. y-ulri kemwiswi
understand-NPFV.PRSNT.NR-1SG.NR DEM-ABSTR say-NPFV.PRSNT.SBJ speak-IMP Kemwiswi
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Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Post by marvelous » 18 Jul 2018 18:45

:con: Tranzydjá

I don't understand what you're saying. Speak Tranzydjá!

No ikh widh essi dikhenze. Porola Tranzydjá!
[no ˈix wið ˈesːi diˈxen.ze poˈrola tran.zyˈdʒa]
no ikh-0 width ess-i dikh-enze porol-a tranzydjá
NEG understand-1SG.PRSNT.INDIC REL.INAN be-2SG.PRSNT.INDIC say-PROG speak-IMP.SG Tranzydjá
:heb: I have gained self-respect and left. :yid:

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

Post by Tuyono » 21 Jul 2018 19:11

:con: Źilaa Ruńu

maz liuk huuni naśal em ceeĺu. śalme ĺaa leng źilaa ruńu!

NEG reach.IPF.3SG 1SG.ACC VN-say.IPF of 2SG.OBL | say-2SG.IMP 3.INAN.ACC INST language.ACC NAME-OBL

"The thing you're saying is not reaching me. Say it with the language of Ruń!"

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

Post by Dormouse559 » 21 Jul 2018 21:53

Updating :con: Silvish

Quite polite; for addressing a single person or a group:
Jou compran pà s' que vou dditte. Predjet silvé, s' ê vou pplé !
[ʑu.kɔ̃ˈpʁɑ̃ŋ ˈpa ske.vuˈdit.tə | pʁɛˈʑɛt siˈve sɛː.vuˈple]
1S.NOM understand NEG PRO REL-ACC 2FORM/2P say-2FORM/2P | speak-IMP.2FORM/2P silvish if 3.NOM 2FORM/2P please


Less polite; all right for addressing a friend or family member:
Jou compran pà s' que tu dit. Predja (doncha) silvé !
[ʑu.kɔ̃ˈpʁɑ̃ŋ ˈpa ske.tyˈdit | ˈpʁɛd.dʑə (ˈdɔ̃ɲ̟.ɕə) siˈve]
1S.NOM understand NEG PRO REL-ACC 2S say-2S | speak-IMP.2S (please) silvish


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



Nowadays, "if" is usually expressed with s' que (gloss: if SBRD), but the form without que has been fossilized in a few expressions, such as the one for "please", s' ê vou pplé (lit. if it pleases you).

As I noted above, the second translation is acceptable for addressing family members. When the family member is at least one generation above the speaker, it is good form to add doncha, which is a more familiar way of saying please. There isn't a particular expectation that you say please to other members of the family or to friends, except for emphasis. In other contexts where you might use the second translation, like on the internet, you could add s' ê te plé at the end, which is less formal than s' ê vou pplé, but maintains the distance of acquaintances.

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

Post by J Reggie » 02 Oct 2018 19:45

:con: Mýr

Kicìcỳtytú mipìnynagídidi. Cakàbugíbírýbímýri.

Ki-cìcỳt-ytú mi-pìnynag-í-didi. Ca-kàbug-íbí-rýbímýri.

2SG-speak-EVID 1SG-understand-but-NEG. 3SG-be.spoken-IMP-Mýr.language

I hear you speaking, but I don't understand. Speak Mýr! (Lit. Mýr must be spoken.)

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

Post by holbuzvala » 03 Oct 2018 23:29

ASVOLAI
I don’t understand what you’re saying. Speak Asvolai!

Hol kibuwahasagatan tinvu toa kibuswala. Swala tasvolai!
Hol ki-bu-wahasaga-tan t-invu toa ki-bu-swala. Swala t-asvolai
1s.nom human.subj-abs.obj-UNDERSTAND-neg obj-THIS.abs 2s.nom human.subj-abs-obj-SPEAK. SPEAK.imp obj-Asvolai

N.B. The verb ‘wahasaga’ for ‘understand’ is a compound verb from waha (listen) and saga (see), and refers only to aural understanding.

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

Post by spanick » 10 Oct 2018 20:39

Nortsääenglisch
Ik understann wät duu säist naht! Spek Englisch!
/ɪk undɐstanː vɛt duː zɛɪst naχt | spek eŋlɪʃ/

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

Post by Birdlang » 17 Oct 2018 12:59

Classical Birdish
Aokgniq shnyaéyh nÿokiéira. Salenng Bhëup Câh/Ôcñi’ šñaéç njiocéira. Salẽŋŋ Ƀươp̛ Ćā̃
/ɔc.ɲiʔ ʃɲaeç nji.o.cei.ra sa.lə̃ŋː ɓɯʌp˺ ʨãː/
NEG-understand say-3SG what-3SG, speak bird language.
I don’t understand what you’re saying. Speak English!
Ꭓꭓ Ʝʝ Ɬɬ Ɦɦ Ɡɡ Ɥɥ Ɫɫ Ɽɽ Ɑɑ Ɱɱ Ɐɐ Ɒɒ Ɓɓ Ɔɔ Ɖɖ Ɗɗ Əə Ɛɛ Ɠɠ Ɣɣ Ɯɯ Ɲɲ Ɵɵ Ʀʀ Ʃʃ Ʈʈ Ʊʊ Ʋʋ Ʒʒ Ꞵꞵ Ʉʉ Ʌʌ Ŋŋ Ɂɂ Ɪɪ Ææ Øø Ð𠌜 Ɜɜ Ǝɘ

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

Post by Gluestick » 23 Oct 2018 05:56

:lit: Lithuanian

Nesuprantu, ką sakai. Kalbėk lietuviškai!
NEG-understand-1s.PRS what-ACC say-2s.PRS speak-2s.IMP lithuanian-ADV

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

Post by gokupwned5 » 06 Nov 2018 17:58

:con: Andalusí
Lis nefhem kilmatni. Gûl Andelusiy!
/lɪs nɛfhɛm kɪlmatnɪ guːl andɛlʊsɪj/
NEG understand.1.PRES.SG word-PLU-1.SG.POSS speak.IMP Andalusí
I don't understand your words. Speak Andalusí!

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

Post by All4Ɇn » 08 Nov 2018 02:10

Ik verstah neut, wat du seggs. Tal Läpsjen an!
/ək fərˈstɑː nət vat də zɛks tɑːl ˈlɛpʃən an/
I don't understand what you're saying. Speak Lapdeutsch!

I chose to render this in a more casual, less German sounding way. More formal speech would sound closer to German.

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