Kala Phrase

나그히 나요 거 언가라 냐 오뇨 가어라여
nakuhi nayo ke enkala nya onyo ka’elaye
sister-DIM 1S.POSS O England for study toward-MOT-PST
My younger sister went to England to study abroad.

다그하 거 나그히 하요 그히
takuha ke nakuhi hayo kuhi
brother-AUG O sister-DIM 3S.POSS hold
The older brother is holding his younger sister.

구마 나그히 거 브그후리 시요허
kuama nakuhi ke pukuhuali siyohe
always sister-DIM O clothing.inherit use-NEC
The younger sister always has to wear used clothes.

an appeal

Don’t give into the temptation to battle wits with an unarmed buffoon.

Kala Phrase

나 거 더여 아냐바 야그유터 마 냐 저어 자바한거 더 음브더여 으냐
na ke teye anyapa yakuuetle ma nya tse’e tsapahanke te umputeye unya
1S O sentence look-ABIL translate-VOL-REL and for appear effort-AUG-NEG of shape-sentence know
I can look at the sentence I want to translate and know what I want the structure of the sentence to look like without much effort.

As seen here.

Let go…


natsua
let go; release

A simple reminder for us all
let go and watch the water fall

be not steeped in wonder or hate
one is not good and the other not great

be under the spell of the moments as they pass
smell the flowers and step lightly upon the grass

give each second not another thought
on your moments be not caught

Kala Phrase

거 므너 마 브하 다요 다마저
ke mune ma puha tayo tamatse
O chest and lung 2S.POSS good-seem
Your chest and lungs seem to be all right.

Kala Phrase

우가 규 지나하야 오모
uaka kue tsinahaya omo
cow as domestic-animal consider
Cows are considered to be domestic animals.

하 하야흐여
ha hayahuye
3S beast-AGG-PST
He was a real beast!

The second phrase is an unintentional tongue twister.

Kala Phrase

인다히 거어 거리 거 온다로 하요 나여 하 바고히 가요여
intahi ke’e keli ke ontalo hayo naye ha pakohi kayoye
PROX-child so.much pitiful O parent.PL 3S.POSS while 3S young-DIM lose-PST
This child is so pitiful, he lost his parents when he was very young.

NB: -lo is now used to mark the general plural for words that begin with a vowel as well as any word that have an m or p in the final syllable. keli is a new word meaning pity; pitiable; pitiful, from Chinese 可憐.