Kala Phrase

ha ka’e mika ma’a uankatao anya
3SG toward scissors with eyeglass-pair look
He’s looking at a pair of scissors through [a pair of] binoculars.

nya nkoma haka ke anti siyo
BEN raise pants TOP suspender(s) use
You use suspenders to hold up your pants.

na iuankasamalo amenyahue tsumpaye
1SG PROX-eyeglass-sun-PL Germany-LOC buy-PST
I bought these sunglasses in Germany.

na mputsampa yeuaye
1SG cheese-many taste-PST
I’ve tasted many cheeses.

ke aya te palisa ma uenitsa nisapak
TOP beauty GEN Paris and Venice compare-POT-NEG
You can’t compare the beauties of Paris and Venice.

ke amenyatla kala kihya nayo
TOP Gemany-language language original 1SG.POSS
German is my original language.

na tiya nomo
1SG bread like
I like bread.

ha tsonyokan
3SG police-leader
He is the chief of police.

na ke tsalahuetla ina nomok
1SG TOP sauce-peanut eat like-NEG
I don’t like eating peanut butter.

nam hakyo ka’ela
1PL school toward-MOT
We are going to school.

ke uatla nahe kuto munye tokunke
TOP that within math problem solve-NEG
That is an unsolved problem in mathematics.

ke poma pukahan nokoyempe
TOP apple rot-AUG-ADV remain-PST-LIM
Only a very rotten apple remained.

na ke naka pina ayan pesoye
1SG TOP woman be.intelligent beauty-ADV meet-PST
I met a beautifully intelligent woman.

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