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On Sat, 21 Jul 2001 03:43:51 -0500, "Thomas R. Wier"
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>I thought it might be helpful to have a little morphemic
>breakdown so as to provide some background of how it
>works in Greek rather than making a translation from the
>English translation.

Here's a Czirehlat translation:

Zikijaz, se tegla zikijaz,
kotaz me jemi nallu, me jemi raga,
viaki fali jemogu, viaki kavi jeniuk.
Me jevetzin dalatan za czakni reruba,
ju me zavar ve kinej, ju me nirik ve marat.
Te me rihleniem sza mifsiniem se tegla jelarakai.
Tagatazai no dalatazai? Makanui...
sinda makanukai, hretavakai.
Me szuru larkavai, cze me szurucgat,
cze me renora ni vuzimaz me mex --
i tikrinuz da, akini kota mi --
sinda makanui, ispa me mirivit.
Juvi, juvi se szuru balatai na tegla,
tunukaz hle miavijahr, fa naran.

zíki  -ja  -z,   se   tégla   zíki  -ja  -z,
arrive-PRED-IMPF SUBJ swallow arrive-PRED-IMPF

kóta -z          me  jémi      nállu, me  jémi      rága
carry-IMPF(PART) OBJ beautiful hour   OBJ beautiful year

viaki       fáli  je  -mógu, viaki       kávi  je  -niúk
by-means-of white POSS-belly by-means-of black POSS-back

me  jév  -e-tzín dála  -ta  -n  za   czákni re  -rúba
OBJ fruit- -cake go:get-DEON-PF from rich   your-home

ju  me  zavár ve kinéj, ju  me  nírik  ve marát
and OBJ wine  in cup,   and OBJ cheese in basket

te  me  ríhl -e-niém  sza mífsi -niém  se   tégla   jelára-kai
and OBJ wheat- -bread nor legume-bread SUBJ swallow refuse-NEG

tága  -ta  -zai no dála  -ta  -zai?
depart-DEON-QU  or go:get-DEON-QU

máka-nui... sinda   máka-nu  -kai, hréta      -va    -kai
give-COND   however give-COND-NEG  leave:alone-INTENT-NEG

me  szúru lárka    -vai    cze    me  szúru-cgát
OBJ door  take:away-INTENT and/or OBJ door -beam

cze    me  re  -nora   ni   vuzi-ma  -z    me  méx
and/or OBJ your-spouse that sit -HYPO-IMPF OBJ interior

í      tíkri-nu  -z    da,   áki -ni kóta  mí
he/she small-COND-IMPF since easy-ly carry him/her

sinda   máka-nui, íspa   me  míri -vit
however give-COND indeed OBJ great thing

júvi, júvi se  szúru bála-tai  na  tégla
open  open OBJ door  set -DEON DAT swallow

tú-nu  -ka -z    hlé miávi-jáhr,   fa  narán
be-COND-NEG-IMPF we  old   person, but child

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