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Some proverbs from Rireinu
This public article was written by prettydragoon, and last updated on 22 Apr 2014, 22:00.

[comments] ñase ñaseña sunokave hi tano puo taro yakava:
ñase ñase-ña suno-ka-ve hi ta-no puo taro ya-ka-va
monkey.NOMNominative (case)
TRANS subject, INTR argument
monkey-COMComitative (case)
'together with'
say-PRSPresent tense (tense)-HSYHearsay evidential (evidential)
'I have heard that...'
that 2Second person (person)
addressee (you)
SGSingular (number)
one countable entity
-GENGenitive (case)
possessive
buttock.NOMNominative (case)
TRANS subject, INTR argument
red.NOMNominative (case)
TRANS subject, INTR argument
be-PRSPresent tense (tense)-SENSSensory evidential (evidential)
information gained from any sense

Monkey says to monkey, your buttocks are red.

kaha roko huno kanere raakave saha pakono omaya ñiyu yakave:
kaha roko huno kane-re raa-ka-ve saha pako-no omaya ñiyu ya-ka-ve
where.RELRelative people.NOMNominative (case)
TRANS subject, INTR argument
own hand-ELAElative (case)
'out of, from'
drink-PRSPresent tense (tense)-HSYHearsay evidential (evidential)
'I have heard that...'
there gourd-GENGenitive (case)
possessive
owner.NOMNominative (case)
TRANS subject, INTR argument
rich be-PRSPresent tense (tense)-HSYHearsay evidential (evidential)
'I have heard that...'

Where people drink from their hand, there the owner of a gourd is rich.

huno ñahara peni hopa yakave:
huno ñaha-ra peni hopa ya-ka-ve
own alley-INEInessive (case)
'inside'
dog.NOMNominative (case)
TRANS subject, INTR argument
tiger.NOMNominative (case)
TRANS subject, INTR argument
be-PRSPresent tense (tense)-HSYHearsay evidential (evidential)
'I have heard that...'

In her own alley, a dog is a tiger.

kaku suhana heyakave saku hopano suura ñepikave:
kaku suha-na heya-ka-ve saku hopa-no suu-ra ñepi-ka-ve
who.RELRelative mouse-PTVPartitive (number)
'some of' or for mass nouns
fear-PRSPresent tense (tense)-HSYHearsay evidential (evidential)
'I have heard that...'
that tiger-GENGenitive (case)
possessive
mouth-INEInessive (case)
'inside'
end.up-PRSPresent tense (tense)-HSYHearsay evidential (evidential)
'I have heard that...'

Fear a mouse, end up in a tiger's mouth.

yo yutaroyano poya añana hea kivera añekahuyo:
yo yutaroya-no poya aña-na hea kive-ra añe-ka-hu-yo
QInterrogative
question
potter-GENGenitive (case)
possessive
daughter.NOMNominative (case)
TRANS subject, INTR argument
food-PTVPartitive (number)
'some of' or for mass nouns
good pot-INEInessive (case)
'inside'
cook-PRSPresent tense (tense)-SBJVSubjunctive mood (mood)
desired or possible events
-QInterrogative
question

Would a potter's daughter cook food in a good pot?

pavuke peni tiekaseve:
pavu-ke peni tie-ka-se-ve
bark-PRSPresent tense (tense).PTCPParticiple
adjectival form of a verb
dog.NOMNominative (case)
TRANS subject, INTR argument
bite-PRSPresent tense (tense)-NEGNegative (polarity)
not
-HSYHearsay evidential (evidential)
'I have heard that...'

A barking dog doesn't bite.

muvi añana yoha yakayo:
muvi aña-na yoha ya-ka-yo
free food-PTVPartitive (number)
'some of' or for mass nouns
where.QInterrogative
question
.NOMNominative (case)
TRANS subject, INTR argument
be-PRSPresent tense (tense)-QInterrogative
question

Where is there free food?

makena ñoyakase':
make-na ñoya-ka-se-'
whole-PTVPartitive (number)
'some of' or for mass nouns
repair-PRSPresent tense (tense)-NEGNegative (polarity)
not
-IMPImperative (mood)
command

Do not repair what is not broken.
Comments (2)
[link] [quote] 04-Aug-15 21:06
WConWorlders
Conculture and Concountry clan
 prettydragoon 
I'll try, @Phönix. When I wrote this, I thought I knew what they all meant, so of course I didn't think to write down any explanations or commentary. Sigh.

So:
Pot calling the kettle black.
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed person is queen. Wealth is relative.
A cornered rat will fight. Even a coward will defend her home.
From the frying pan into the fire. Going from bad to worse.
Cobbler's children go barefoot. If you do something for others, you often neglect doing it for yourself.
A barking dog doesn't bite.
There ain't no such thing as a free lunch. Everything has a price.
If it ain't broke don't fix it. If it works it's good enough.
[link] [quote] 01-Aug-15 19:32
𝔉Confolk
For people who like making folklore/folktales/etc. for concultures
 Phönix 
Could you please explain these? I think I can guess what some of these mean, but not all of these are completely straightforward...
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