Kala Phrase

to na ma’a yomayekua nahe na ke pako mulapa ka
manner 1s with day-PST-all within 1s O new begin-POT Q
“How can I begin anything new with all of yesterday in me?” — Leonard Cohen

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Kala Phrase

na’am ke patlahue ma tahe samalo mokuye
1pl.EXCL O field-LOC and under star-PL sleep-PST
We slept in the open, under the stars.

Kala Phrase

tlakunase ke tapahue tlipu
web-spider O ceiling-LOC hang
There are cobwebs hanging from the ceiling.

Kala Phrase

sanyalohue tlatsa ke enkuhoma tanyaye
second-PL-LOC flame O secret-message desroy-PST
The flame destroyed the secret message in seconds.

Kala Phrase

tahi kye: uye na ke kayakua pa’ena tono
boy INDSP sometimes 1s O world-whole against-P.1s feel
The boy said: “Sometimes it feels like the whole world is against me!”

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Kala Phrase

na nya unya inya
/naː ɲa uːˈɲa iːˈɲa/
1s for know hunger
I hunger for knowledge. (More figuratively: “I yearn for understanding.”)

A nice tongue twister that might used in poetry or elocution.

Thematic Lexicon

I have recently updated the Kala thematic lexicon. The categories are not arranged in any particular order.