Difference between revisions of "Tiwi and English/Lexical selection"

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(Tiw → Eng)
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=== Case 1 ===
 
=== Case 1 ===
yirrima quickly, fly
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mwarlinjangi caterpillar, milky way
  
 
Example sentences:
 
Example sentences:
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! Tiwi Sentence !! English Translation
 
! Tiwi Sentence !! English Translation
 
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| Pirriwapa '''yirrima'''. ||  They ate '''quickly'''.
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| '''Mwarlinjangini''' arikulani. ||  '''Milky Way''' is big.
 
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| Kwarikwaringuwi '''yirrima'''. || Butterflies '''fly'''.
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| '''Mwarlinjangini''' yirrima. || '''Caterpillar''' flies.
 
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Revision as of 14:21, 15 April 2021

Tiw → Eng

Case 1

mwarlinjangi → caterpillar, milky way

Example sentences:

Tiwi Sentence English Translation
Mwarlinjangini arikulani. Milky Way is big.
Mwarlinjangini yirrima. Caterpillar flies.


Generalization for how to decide which translation is right: - always chooses quickly

Case 2

word → translations

Example sentences:

Tiwi Sentence English Translation
word. one translation.
word. other translations.

Generalization for how to decide which translation is right: