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"Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap
crude rhythms for bears to dance to while we long to
make music that will melt stars." Gustave Flaubert,
Madame Bovary

Now that I lost an hour in trying to prepare the
Vya:a:hn translation (due to some faulty, my pc just
threw me out of my email!), I've put what I recall
below!   --Matt33
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VYH TRANSLATION--
Ol theishmpuhdj LL, na:mte'hda:oohyvm-muuzLLk-meny-taL
na:mtheithm-osoedjgkja:tam-pahuufaiaisyys'yyi-taL
rrhuutataL kettllsh LL.
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BACK TO ENG FROM VYH--
Is human+speech like*, we+make.may.want (long to
make)-music-while+(adj)
we+tap-bear+dance+(purpose)-unrefined+rhythm+on+(adj)
crack+(adj) kettle (*similar to).
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ol - be,3pres.sing
theishmpuhdj - man.ism(human/-ity)+speech+the
LL - like (pattern: _ol .. LL, .. LL_ ".. is like ..")
na:mte'hda:oohyvm - long (to do s.t.),1pres.pl
    - _te'hda:oo_ "may (s.o.) make"
    - _na:m_ + _hyvm_ "we want"
muuzLLk - music
meny - while ("in doing (s.t) then")
taL - (adj indicat., modifies nearest following noun)
na:mtheithm - tap,1pres.pl
osoedjgkja:tam - bear+the+dance,3pres.sing+(purpose)
pahuufaiai - bad.unique(unrefined)
syys - sound+(patternization) ie, _sy_ + _ys_
yyi - on
taL - (adj indicat., modifies nearest following noun)
rrhuuta - crack
taL - (adj indicat., also makes preceding noun an adj)
kettllsh - kettle (loan word)+a  ie, _kettll_ + _sh_





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