Faster than…

ko maha ena empakyo ka
AG more.than P.1sg to.run-fast INT
Who runs faster than me?

tlok maha ena empakyo
AG.NEG more.than P.1sg to.run-fast
Nobody runs faster than me.

kola maha ena empakyo
INDF.AG more.than P.1sg to.run-fast
Somebody runs faster than me.

uakota maha ena empakyo
DIST.AG.MASC more.than P.1sg to.run-fast
That guy runs faster than me.

ha maha ena empakyo
3sg more.than P.1sg to.run-fast
She runs faster than me.

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7 thoughts on “Faster than…

    • No, slower than would be: uakota ohi ena empakyo – DIST.AG.MASC less.than P.1sg to.run-fast – That guy runs slower than me. Comparisons are usually made with “kue”, meaning as, like, and a, if needed, a negative.

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        • “I run slow” would/could be ‘na empa tsipue’ or ‘na empatsue’ “-tsue” means to do something slowly, or be delayed. Comparative constructions are no ubiquitous or even consistent…like several natlangs.

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      • Actually, I misspoke…”ha” is the agentive form of the pronoun in that agentive pronouns are unmarked and are the default form.

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