Wow, haven't done this in ages.  Let's see.


Blize kipawkce i macame, tocce tsunge je.
[bli:Z ki'pawks i ma'ha:m  tos: tsuNg je]
Blize      ki-   pawg- ce  i    macam-e,   tog- ce  tsug-ne   je.
Then_when  begin:fight:0   DIR  ruler:DEF  must:0   kill:INF  3a:DIR
"When one initiates fighting with the ruler, one must kill him."

Where 0 is the 0th person (impersonal, or "one"), DIR is the directive case
(it's complicated), DEF is definiteness, INF is the infinitive, and 3a is
the 3rd person animate.


Con veolbras ad ric, deives en caezer morde.
[kAn 'vElb@rz a driC, 'dejvz eN 'kajz@r mArd]
Con   veolbra-s    ad  ric,  deiv-es   en         caez- er   mord-e
when  strike :2sg  at  king  must:2sg  3sg:M:ACC  smite:INF  dead:UNM
"When you strike at the king, you must smite him dead."

Where UNM is the unmarked adjective ending used whenever the adjective is
decoupled from a governing noun.

I have the suspicion that |veolbras| should have been pronounced ['vElbr@s]
by rules-as-written, but clearly ['vElb@rs] makes more sense.  I'll have to
add another special case to the schwa pronunciation section.  Sigh.

Oro Mpaa:

Celuan mehohho le ccau necce.
[kilwam:i'hux:u lik:'Q 'Jik:i] 
Celuan  me-  hohho     le   kkau  necce.
chief   SWAP:striking  you  must  kill
"You, striking the chief, must kill [him]."

Not the most iconic example of Oro Mpaa's serial verb grammar, which
admittedly I'm afraid to look at closely because it might fall apart, but it
works.  Note that the sentence is made from three overlapping clauses, "The
chief is stricken by you" (non-finite), "you must" (finite), and "you kill
him" (finite).  If the non-finite |hohho| were replaced by the finite |hoh|,
the sentence would instead mean "You strike the king and must kill him".