Awjila Text X

Yušá-d Žḥá márra iġə́lli a-yə́ssən akəllim-ə́nnəs amakán baʕíd
‘One day Juha wanted to send his servant to a distant place,’

  • Yušá-d ‘to come’ pf.3sg.m., Translating this verb as such in the english translation sounds wrong, but it seems to be part of a fixed expression with márra to mean ‘one day …’.
  • Žḥá Personal name
  • márra ‘once’
  •  iġə́lli ‘to want’ pf.3sg.m.
  • a-yə́ssən ‘to send’ fut.3sg.m.
  • akəllim- ‘servant’
  • -ə́nnəs 3sg. possessive
  • amakán ‘place’
  • baʕíd ‘distant’

lákən akəllím iššən-ká amakán w- iššən-ká təbarút u yə́rwəʕ a-yúġər w- in-ís i-Žḥá: rwíḥḥa a-uġə́rx.
‘but the servant did not know the place and he did not know the way and he was afraid to get lot and said to Juha: I am afraid to get lost.’

  • lákən ‘but’
  • akəllím ‘servant’
  • iššən- ‘to know’ pf.3sg.m.
  • -ká Negative particle
  • amakán ‘place’
  • w- ‘and’
  • iššən- ‘to know’ pf.3sg.m.
  • -ká Negative particle
  • təbarút  ‘way’
  • u ‘and’
  • yə́rwəʕ ‘to be afraid’ pf.3sg.m.
  • a-yúġər ‘to get lost’ fut.3sg.m.
  • w- ‘and’
  • in-ís ‘to say’ pf.3sg.m. with 3sg. indirect object pronoun
  • i- Dative marker
  • Žḥá Personal name
  • rwíḥḥa ‘to be afraid’ res.1sg. with partial assimilation of ʕx > ḥḥ
  • a-uġə́rx ‘to get lost’ fut.1sg.

In-ís Žḥá: əndú tuġə́rt yi-d-díla a-š-əglá-k təbarút.
‘Juha said: If you get lost, come here and I will show you the way.’

  • in-ís ‘to say’ pf.3sg.m. with 3sg. indirect object pronoun
  • Žḥá Personal name
  • əndú ‘if’
  • tuġə́rt ‘to get lost’ pf.2sg.
  • yi-d- ‘to come’ suppletive imp.sg.
  • díla ‘here’
  • a-š-əglá- ‘to show’ fut.1sg., causative of ‘to see’, 1sg. suffix –x, when preceded by a consonant or schwa, and followed by a direct object pronoun becomes -a
  • -(i)k 2sg.m. indirect object pronoun
  • təbarút ‘way’

M. van Putten

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