Kala phrase

takuha yema takuhi nayo ke tompo onyo
brother-AUG both.X.and.Y brother-DIM 1s.GEN O martial.art learn
My older and younger brothers both study martial arts.

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Smoking Fish

manyuk ushudú tabákísh tai semda átela!!!
request-1pl remnant-ACC cigarette-DIM 2s.GEN ground-LOC throw-2s-NEG
Please do not throw your cigarette butts on the ground!!!

kasahim gelum urámsha geshab dakra tabákíshwa ta taduk yudra shawequrum
fish-pl come-3pl water-AUG-ABL night-DUR smoke.INF cigarette-DIM-ACC and try-1pl help.INF quit-TENT-3pl
The fish come out of the sea at night to smoke them, and we’re trying to help them quit.

kusukut
thank-1pl-2pl
Thank you.

Omonko

na te sema ha’o ke haua’ihue ma kaliponyahue talapua
I have returned from three weeks in Hawaii and California.

ke kemulo nye emyanko tsakahue nayo malahuye
The experiences were horrible because of what was happening at home.

na ke yomali pako nukuhu
I loathe each new day.

na ke kyo’a ua yesa unyapatse
It seems I cannot know peace or quiet.

na ke tlatso nayo omonko
I ponder my limited time.

Kala phrase

tla ke yanonketle kapya yo tla ke yesa tloyatli
4sg O avoid-NEG-REL accept if.X.then.Y 4sg O peace discover-FUT
In accepting the inevitable, one finds peace.

Kala phrase

yekuhu kyomi ku nante na ke kuhu kyomitle kyohi
/jɛˈkuhu kʲoːmi ku naːⁿte na kɛ kuːhu kʲomɪːt͡ɬɛ kʲoːɦi/
DIST-challenge interest CONJ rare 1s O challenge interst-REL refuse
That’s an interesting challenge. And I rarely refuse an interesting challenge.

Comic Strip

Sarge:
na nya ta ke kotlo pako tsumpaye
1s for 2s O pot new buy-PST
I bought you a new pot!

Cookie:
nyasampa
thank-much
Thank you very much!

Cookie:
nya ko ke kotlo pako ka
for AG O pot new Q
Who is the new pot for?

All Beetle Bailey strips are the work and property of 2018 Mike Yates and Janie Walker-Yates.

New Kala word


pake
/’paːkɛ/
ring; hoop; loop; (chain) link