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Spoken Kusunda

Daily spoken Kusunda

Below are recordings of day-to-day phrases, spoken by Gyani Maiya. The transcription here is based on the phonology of Kusunda, but is functional, rather than 100% accurate, and omits many interesting details of the phonetics and phonology. We are still working on a more detailed analysis of the data.

Greetings

Sodzaq!
Greetings! (hello or goodbye)

Tsi gidzi Gyani Maiya
My name is Gyani Maiya

Sodzaq, tsi gidzi Gyani Maiya
Hello, my name is Gyani Maiya

Tsi tugun
I've come (I'm here)

Questions

Nəti?
Who (is it)?

Nəti ugi?
Who's come? (Who's there?)

Nu wee?
Are you well?

Nu asi?
How many (people do) you (have in your family)?

Nətn nitn?
What did you say?

Hampena nugun?
Where have you come from?

Hampe?
Where (is it)?

Conversation

We anne
Let it be good

Dhung adi!
Let's stand up!

Ni whi hampe?
Where is your house?

Tsi whi Kulmor
My house is in Kulmore

More questions

Nətn?
What?

Nətn əni?
What happened?

Nu ugi
A man came

Nətiba qai
Noone's there

Nu nətn ənn?
What did you do?

Nətn nəmən
What did you eat?

Gepən əgo!
You speak!

Gepən ənin!
Don't speak! (Be quiet!)

Waking up

Garaw əni
It's hot

Tung adi
Let's get up

Bihorang əni tung ədi
It's morning, let's get up

Yenggu atshu
(i) don't (have) enough money

Qilaqdəi otoq
(I'm, It's) not a thief

Food

Təisa aga!
Come here!

Idang ugun
I'm hungry

Hulab əgo!
Cook some food!

Tsi heqwa
I can't do this

Nətn ədi?
What should I do?

Yunadze
This much

Qomba
(It's) finished

Təmdzi!
Let's eat!

Leaving

Pəwhəiran əni
I'm tired

Aw təgəi!
Let's go!

Qala ədi
Let's part now

Nyaqa!
Wait!

Hana nyhaan?
Where are you going?

Kafera aga!
Come again!

Kabo kabo aga!
Come some time!

Kafera muitsidaq
We'll meet again

Updated:  1 October 2013/Responsible Officer:  Mark Donohue /Page Contact:  Mark Donohue