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Pelie sunu ngar frato? What’s your favorite experience?
« on: August 24, 2020, 06:30:45 pm »
Pelie sunu ngar frato?  What’s your favorite experience?
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Posted on August 24, 2020 by Pawl


Kaltxì nìmun!

Continuing with our series of stories, essays, and poetry written by ayhapxìtu li’fyaolo’ä awngeyä and recorded by the authors for listening, I’m pleased to present this brief essay by Tsm. Mako about one of his favorite experiences.

You’ll be familiar with most of the vocabulary, but be aware of two different derivational forms of rangal ‘wish’—reykangal and nìrangal—which require different syntax. Also, the subject of the essay, which you’ll hear in the first sentence, is a nice example of the tì___us___ structure, which turns a verb into a gerund—that is, a noun you can talk about, like “singing,” “hunting,” “swimming,” etc.

I especially like Mako’s last, evocative sentence, which contains an unusual form of a very familiar word.

I’d suggest listening to the reading several times, and then checking against the Na’vi text, which is under the spoiler.


 

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