Kala Phrase


nam mue pana ke mauam anyapak
1pl without rain O flower-PL see-ABIL-NEG
We cannot see the flowers without rain.

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Kala Phrase


uye nankua nalo
sometimes 1pl.INCL smile
We all smile sometimes.

Kala Phrase


kuama sama emyatli
always sun happen-FUT
The sun always rises.

Kala Phrase


ya ke tsaka tayo hyekahue yapok
VOC O house 2s.GEN sand-LOC build-NEG
Don’t build your house on sand.

New Kala word

브로
pulo – /puːlo/ – crystallization; crystalline; crystal

Taken from: büllür

The syllable sequence “s-(m)p-“

sapa – boot; footwear; shoe
sapo – light; easy; gentle; soft [not heavy]
sepa – injury; wound; hurt; wound; injure
sepu – mill; grain mill; millstone
sempo – abacus; plan; scheme
sipa – do harm to; cause trouble
sipi – acne; pimple; zit; wart
sipo – be fat; lard; grease
simpa – be anxious; neurosis; anxiety
simpu – clam; mussel; oyster
sopa – balcony; patio; terrace
supa – prescription; recipe; formula; cookbook
supye – butter; cream; extract
suepa – blister; bleb [watery blister]

The number of minimal pairs in Kala is high, due to the strict syllable structure and typical lemma being made-up of a CVCV root. I’ve tried to relate a few of these and others I have endeavored to keep from seeming related at all. This makes for some nice tongue twisters and some difficult semantics, but it is a feature that I enjoy.

The syllable sequence “tl-(m)p-“

tlapa – horn; wind instrument
tlapi – put on (clothes); don
tlapo – siphon; seep
tlapua – reckon; assess; estimate
tlepa – teach; instruct; educate
tlipa – ascot; cravat; necktie
tlipi – tie; bind or fasten together; kidnap
tlipu – suspended by hanging; hung
tlipua – glide; soar
tlopa – forget; neglect; overlook
tlope – expire; fall due; run out; end of term
tlopye – rough and coarse; brutish
tlampi – distill; distillation
tlempe – lymphatic fluid; lymph
tlompa – bomb; explosive

The number of minimal pairs in Kala is high, due to the strict syllable structure and typical lemma being made-up of a CVCV root. I’ve tried to relate a few of these and others I have endeavored to keep from seeming related at all. This makes for some nice tongue twisters and some difficult semantics, but it is a feature that I enjoy.