Saturday, December 3, 2011

Learn Ainu #3

"The copula ne also takes the same personal affixes as do transitive verbs" (Shibatani, 1990).

  1. kuani Aynu ku-ne
    I am an Ainu
  2. eani sisame-ne
    You are a Japanese
  3. tan-kur poro nispa ne
    This person is a great chief
  4. orwa ku-kor kotanta oray-as
    And then, we were in my village

Shibatani, Masayoshi
1990    The Languages of Japan. New York, USA: Cambridge University Press for New York.

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