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

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Generalization for how to decide which translation is right:
 
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* caterpillar is generally a more common word in English and can be used with action verbs while Milky Way cannot
  
 
=== Case 2 ===
 
=== Case 2 ===

Revision as of 15:13, 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:

  • caterpillar is generally a more common word in English and can be used with action verbs while Milky Way cannot

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: