타나 나허 므자 아여뮤러 거 아여 마 지규 즈스
tlana nahe mutsa ayemuele ke aye ma tsikue tsusu
person within society past-orient O past and tradition focus
/t͡ɬaːna naːɦe muːt͡ʃa ajɛmʷeːle kɛ aje maː t͡ʃɪːkʷe t͡suːʃu/
In a past-oriented society, people dwell on the past and on tradition.
mpila – sphere; ball; globe
pyota – cube; block; square
pyotan – cuboid; “cube-like”
tletsa – cylinder; column; file
uampu – cone; conical
tsiuampu – square-based pyramid (translates to “angled cone”)
tsiuampuhao – triangular-based pyramid (translates to “three-angled cone”)
tletso – prism
All prisms can be called tletso and then specified by the shape of the base and number of angles.
하 거 뵤다 나허 터자 모허뱌여
ha ke pyota nahe tletsa mohepyaye
/ha kɛ pʲoːta naˌɦe t͡ɬɛːt͡ʃa moɦɛpʲaːje/
3SG O cube inside cylinder place-ATT-PST
She tried to put a cube into a cylinder. ~ She tried to put a square peg into a round hole.
타존 거 븐다고 요멈보 반가 마 운기여
tlatson ke puntako yomempo panka ma uankiye
final-ADV O rebel-AG fame-bad capture and imprison-PST
/t͡ɬaːt͡son kɛ puⁿtaːko jomɛːᵐpo paːᵑka maː waᵑkiːje/
The notorious rebel was ultimately captured and confined to jail.
iketsua etankua tlipik
/ikeːt͡ʃʷa etaːˌᵑkʷa t͡ɬiːˌpɪk/
PROX-decision P.2p-all bind-NEG
This decision is not binding on all of you.
tsepa nya kupa te ota tayo ke notoha nayo kapya
/t͡ʃɛːpa ɲaː kuːpa tɛ oːta taːjo kɛ notoːha naːjo kaːpʲa/
please for death GEN father 2s.POSS O sympathy-AUG 1s.POSS accept
Please accept my condolences on the death of your father.
itlenyelomo ke muhi yema sana ntalotle yapo
PROX-apartment-PL-place O environment both.and health consider building
This block of apartments is a building that takes both the environment and health into consideration.
nam ke tamaha muyapyahetli
1pl O good-AUG make-ATT-NEC-FUT
We’ll have to try and make the best of it.