Senjecas - Anonymous Sayings

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Pronunciation table

peműko
(labial)
riisűko
(dental)
muitűko
(alveolar)
vainűko
(palatal)
ṡ̨uuše̋nos
(vowels with प)
nı̋þo ṡ̨uuše̋nos
(weak vowels)
p
b f v m t d þ ð ɫ l ż s z r n k g x ƣ h ȝ š i e a ɔ o u ĭ ĕ ŭ
म़ ल़ स़ क़ ग़ स्व स्य इ ई
पि पी
ए एै
ए पै
अ आ
प पा
ऒ ॵ
पॊ पॏ
ओ औ
पो पौ
उ ऊ
पु पू
पं पऺ पॅ
/p/ /b/ /ɸ/ /β/ /m̥/ /m/ /t/ /d/ /θ/ /ð/ /l̥/ /l/ /ʦ/ /ʣ/ /s/ /z/ /ɾ̥/ /n/ /k/ /g/ /ç/ /ʝ/ /j̊/ /j/ /sʷ/ /sʲ/ /i/ /e/ /ä/ /ɒ/ /o/ /u/ /ɪ/ /ɛ/ /ʊ/


Glossing abbreviations

1s/p = 1st person singular/plural ABL = ablative suffix COL = collective F = feminine INT = intensive prefix PRV = privative prefix SUP = supine
2s/p = 2nd person singular/plural ABS = absolutive (an unmarked modifying adjective) DES = desiderative FRQ = frequentative LAT = lative suffix PST = past TRZ = transitivizer
3 = 3rd person ADV = adverb DIM = diminutive FUT = future LOC = locative suffix REV = reversive VOC = vocative particle
A(.s/p) = accusative (singular/plural) AG = agent ELIS = elision IMP = imperative M = masculine Q = interrogative particle
G(.s/p) = genitive (singular/plural) AP = agent (active) participle ELT = elative INC = inchoative OCC = occupation suffix QUOT = direct quotation
N(.s/p) = nominative (singular/plural) AUG = augmentative EP = epenthesis IND = indicative PP = patient (past) participle RPR = recent perfective
V(.s/p) = vocative (singular/plural) CAUS = causative EQU = equative degree INS = instrument PRF = perfect SBJ = subjunctive


Sayings

  • Pity him who thinks there is only one way to make a language.
  • þűn kűȝom ȝe̋kam va̋a̋nu vűűlu na̋mantum bűɫe⁝
þűn kűȝ-om ȝe̋k-am va̋a̋n-u vűűl-u na̋m-a-nt-um bűɫ-e
one method-A.s language-A.s create-SUP there.be-SUP believe-IND-AP-A.s pity-IMP


  • Every time you open your mouth, people can read your mind.
  • méti tu-őősom t̬ı̋va. tu-me̋ina ð̨a̋a̋aþa ı̋lu ma̋ƣa⁝
méti tu=őős-om t̬ı̋v-a tu=me̋in-a ð̨a̋a̋-a-þ-a ı̋l-u ma̋ƣ-a
whenever your=mouth-A.s open-IND your=mind-N.s read-IND-PP-N.s become-SUP be.able-IND


  • How is a person who can vote, but who never takes time to do it, any better off than the person who is prevented from voting at all?
  • őpu ma̋a̋ƣlu. de őpu kı̋þa néxum. xáálu űűþu vűűa sómi kísu őpu áfa sa̋baþu ı̋l̤u⁝
őp-u ma̋a̋ƣ-l-u de őp-u kı̋þ-a néxum xáálu u~űþ-u vűű-a sómi kísu
vote-SUP be.able-AG-N.s but vote-SUP take.time-IND never how ELT~fortunate-N.s be-IND than at.all
őp-u áfa sa̋b-a-þu-Ø ı̋l-l-u
vote-SUP from prevent-IND-PP-ABS become-AG-N.s


  • Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you.
  • toálu sa̋m̃e. ƥúvi ánus tum a̋a̋m̃u pı̋ı̋ra: toálu a̋a̋m̃e. ƥúvi ánus tús o sa̋m̃u pı̋ı̋ra⁝
toáál-u sa̋m̃-e ƥúvi án-us t-um a̋a̋m̃-u pı̋ı̋r-e̋ȝ-a toáál-u a̋a̋m̃-e ƥúvi án-us t-ús o sa̋m̃-u pı̋ı̋r-a
such-ADV speak-IMP so.that other-N.p 2s-A listen.to-SUP desire-IND such-ADV listen.to-IMP so.that other-N.p 2s-G to speak.to-SUP desire-IND


  • Being intelligent doesn't prevent one from believing in stupid things, it just expands the realm of possibilities.
  • sa̋a̋ru vűűu mőőm̃on na̋mu áfa tı̋ı̋ðum sa̋ba ne: átu maaƣta̋m a̋a̋ram a̋a̋ra⁝
sa̋a̋r-u vűű-u mőőm̃-on na̋m–u áfa tı̋ı̋ð-um sa̋b-a ne átu maaƣt-a̋m a̋a̋r-am a̋a̋r-a
intelligent-N.s be-SUP stupid-A.p believe-SUP from one-A.s prevent-IND not just possibility-G.p realm-A.s expand-IND


  • He who works with his hand is a laborer.
  • eȝu-manős xéma da̋a̋rantu da̋a̋rlu e̋sa:
eȝu=man-ős xéma da̋a̋r-a-ntu-Ø da̋a̋r-l-u e̋s-a
his=hand-G.s with work-IND-AP-ABS work-AG-N.s be-IND
  • He who works with his hand and his head is a craftsman.
  • eȝu-manősk̬e niimősk̬e xéma da̋a̋rantu űűrlu e̋sa:
eȝu=man-ős=k̬e niim-ős=k̬e xéma da̋a̋r-a-ntu-Ø űűr-l-u e̋s-a
his=hand-G.s=and head-G.s=and with work-IND-AP-ABS craft-AG-N.s be-IND
  • He who works with his hand and his head and his heart is an artist.
  • eȝu-manősk̬e niimősk̬e suðősk̬e xéma da̋a̋rantu dűvlu esa⁝
eȝu=man-ős=k̬e niim-ős=k̬e suð-ős=k̬e xéma da̋a̋r-a-ntu-Ø dűv-l-u e̋s-a
his=hand-G.s=and head-G.s=and heart-G.s=and with work-IND-AP-ABS have.skill-AG-N.s be-IND


  • Your journey is not the same as mine and my journey is not yours, but if you meet me on a certain path, may we encourage each other.
  • tu-ta̋ƣo mu-taƣős méta sőmo e̋sa ne. da mu-ta̋ƣo tu-taƣős méta sőmo e̋sa ne: ésti. ébi tu te̋vo f̨őőlom éna mum pane̋ȝa. toári m̃us anánum reede̋ȝa⁝
tu=ta̋ƣ-o mu=taƣ-ős méta sőm-o e̋s-a ne da mu=ta̋ƣ-o tu=taƣ-ős méta sőm-o e̋s-a ne
your=journey-N.s my=journey-G.s as same-N.s be-IND not and my=journey-N.s your=journey-G.s as same-N.s be-IND not
ésti ébi t-u te̋vo-Ø f̨őől-om éna m-um pan-e̋ȝa toári m̃-us an.án-um reed-e̋ȝa
but if 2s-N certain-ABS path-A.s on 1s-A meet-SBJ then 1p-N other.other-A.s encourage-SBJ