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

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=== Case 2 ===
 
=== Case 2 ===
word translations
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milawiyini sun ray or paperbark
  
 
Example sentences:
 
Example sentences:
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! Tiwi Sentence !! English Translation
 
! Tiwi Sentence !! English Translation
 
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| '''word'''. ||  '''one translation'''.
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| '''apakupunarligi milawiyini'''. ||  '''He is causing the rays to sink'''.
 
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| '''word'''. || '''other translations'''.
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| '''Ngampamirali milawiyini ngawa ngarikirimi yikwani'''. || '''We light the paperbark to make a fire'''.
 
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Generalization for how to decide which translation is right:
 
Generalization for how to decide which translation is right:

Revision as of 20:45, 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

milawiyini → sun ray or paperbark

Example sentences:

Tiwi Sentence English Translation
apakupunarligi milawiyini. He is causing the rays to sink.
Ngampamirali milawiyini ngawa ngarikirimi yikwani. We light the paperbark to make a fire.

Generalization for how to decide which translation is right: