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Re: Questions/Help

Postby Kohlensäure » 2014-09-17, 12:23

I need little advice for greenlandic.

"He saw the man going to the beach"
Angut sisamut atertoq takuaa.

So how about "He saw a man going to the beach"?
Is it:
Angummik sisamut atertumik takuvoq.
?
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Re: General Discussion

Postby Koko » 2015-04-24, 2:28

Anyone know Cree enough to answer me this: what is the difference between mêchisow and mowew? (both are "to eat")

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Postby księżycowy » 2015-04-24, 3:04

Where as I can't seem to locate 'mêchisow' in any of my resources, 'mowew' means "s/he is eating them' http://www.creedictionary.com/search/in ... &cwr=49079

(They also give the verb 'michisowin' as 'to eat.')
Either way, they seem to be difference forms of the same basic verb.
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Re: Questions/Help

Postby Koko » 2015-04-24, 3:12

I also found my answer here.

But thank you ^^

(My mom has had this book on Cree for animal words and what they do, from which I got mowew (guessed it was plural object because the next word was berries) and mêchisow). Apparently there's differences in that the former takes an animate object and the latter an inanimate one.

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Postby księżycowy » 2015-04-24, 3:33

I'm just glad you were able to find an answer cause I'm far from an expert. :)
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Re: Questions/Help

Postby Koko » 2015-04-24, 4:00

For how widely spoken (it's one of the most spoken native languages, if not the most, in Canada) Cree is, I'm surprised by how little we on Unilang know of it. I mean, I understand the desire to learn not well-known NAILs, but Navajo is fairly popular. In fact it's almost as popular here on Unilang as Catalan is :lol: .

Y u no study the language of my people :doggy: ?

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Re: Questions/Help

Postby księżycowy » 2015-04-24, 13:27

Uh, cause I got no time for dat.
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Re: Questions/Help

Postby Koko » 2015-04-24, 14:32

Neither do I :lol: . It takes too much dedication and time that I want to spend on Italian and Czech.

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Postby księżycowy » 2015-04-24, 14:37

Yup, I feel that.

I'm hoping to get back to Cayuga by the Fall. I know that's not Cree, but at least its a NAIL. :P
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Re: Questions/Help

Postby Koko » 2016-09-03, 4:45

How do i do the verb "to give" miyêw?

Nimiyâw ôhi niska should mean "I give him the goose," right? And so would "Nâpêwa nimiyikoyiwa mostos" mean "The man gives me a cow?" How do i say "i give him to (animate)?"

I'm sure this verb has parallels in related languages, or even in different families.

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Re: Questions/Help

Postby Irusia » 2016-09-12, 18:36

How to form ergative plural in Greenlandic?
As I understand:
inuk - abs. sg.
inuup - erg. sg.
inuit - abs. pl.
??? - erg. pl.

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Re: Questions/Help

Postby linguoboy » 2016-09-12, 19:38

Irusia wrote:How to form ergative plural in Greenlandic?
As I understand:
inuk - abs. sg.
inuup - erg. sg.
inuit - abs. pl.
??? - erg. pl.

Isn't it the same as the absolutive?
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Re: Questions/Help

Postby Irusia » 2016-09-13, 15:08

linguoboy wrote:Isn't it the same as the absolutive?

Thank you. Yes, it is the same, I just didn't notice it.


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