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Syntax Samples Part 2
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More test cases for Cuuyamu
This public article was written by Elinnea, and last updated on 22 Oct 2016, 18:00.

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Because one article is not enough. A continuation of the syntax test cases from a previous article. Never mind the fact that the numbers start over from 1.

  1. A robin has built his nest in the apple tree.
    Ta çatsulaam çatsishupu azinaati dzaal sinpi laam.
    ta
    LOCLocative (case)
    'in, on, at' etc
    çatsulaam
    apple_tree
    çatsi-shu-pu
    create-3SThird person singular (person)
    neither speaker nor addressee
    .ANAnimate (gender/class)
    alive, moving
    .PNEANear past (tense)
    past events that occurred recently
    -3SThird person singular (person)
    neither speaker nor addressee
    .INANInanimate (gender/class)
    inanimate, sessile
    .OBJObject (argument)
    azinaati
    robin
    dzaal
    OBJObject (argument)
    sinpi
    that.DISTDistal (proximity)
    far from speaker (and addressee)
    .OBJObject (argument)
    laam
    nest

  2. At noon we ate our lunch by the roadside.
    Iiz amanut patsyimatidij çu widzaa.
    iiz
    next_to
    amanut
    path
    patsyimati-dij
    eat_meal-12DFirst person inclusive dual (person)
    1 speaker, 1 listener
    .PNEANear past (tense)
    past events that occurred recently
    çu
    at
    widzaa
    noon

  3. Mr. Jones made a knife for his little boy.
  4. Their voices sound very happy.
    Manaati sutaañii jíijtsibutsa sinlish múúiidz.
    Manaati
    strongly
    sutaañi-i
    be_happy-CMPComplementiser (syntactic)
    [clause] that [clause]
    jíijtsibu-tsa
    seem.sound-3PThird person plural (person)
    neither speaker nor addressee, they/them
    .INANInanimate (gender/class)
    inanimate, sessile
    .PRSPresent tense (tense)
    sinlish
    those.DISTDistal (proximity)
    far from speaker (and addressee)
    .SUBSubject (argument)
    múúiidz
    voice

  5. Is today Monday?
  6. Have all the leaves fallen from the tree?
    Tsui nìi sinlu ñaal sàatadtsa yúu shili qa?
    tsui
    QInterrogative
    question
    nìi
    from
    sinlu
    that.DISUnknown code.SUBSubject (argument)
    ñaal
    tree
    sàatad-tsa
    fall-3PThird person plural (person)
    neither speaker nor addressee, they/them
    .INANInanimate (gender/class)
    inanimate, sessile
    .PNEANear past (tense)
    past events that occurred recently
    yúu
    all
    shili
    leaf
    qa
    QInterrogative
    question

  7. Will you be ready on time?
  8. Will you send this message for me?
  9. Are you waiting for me?
    Tsui ñapuutnanwa qa?
    tsui
    QInterrogative
    question
    ñapuut-nan-wa
    wait-2PSecond person plural (person)
    addressee (plural)
    .PRSPresent tense (tense)-1SFirst person singular (person)
    speaker, signer, etc.; I
    .OBJObject (argument)
    qa
    QInterrogative
    question

  10. Is this the first kitten of the litter?
    Tsui taasis íizaanshu buba tali anlu jañaamu qa?
    tsui
    QInterrogative
    question
    taasis
    first
    íizaan-shu
    be_born-3SThird person singular (person)
    neither speaker nor addressee
    .ANAnimate (gender/class)
    alive, moving
    .PNEANear past (tense)
    past events that occurred recently
    buba
    litter
    tali
    POSSPossessive (case)
    owns, has
    anlu
    this.SUBSubject (argument)
    ja-ñàamu
    child-cat
    qa
    QInterrogative
    question

  11. Are these shoes too big for you?
  12. How wide is the River?
  13. Listen.
  14. Sit here by me.
  15. Keep this secret until tomorrow.
  16. Come with us.
  17. Bring your friends with you.
  18. Be careful.
  19. Have some tea.
  20. Pip and his dog were great friends.
  21. John and Elizabeth are brother and sister.
  22. You and I will go together.
  23. They opened all the doors and windows.
  24. He is small, but strong.
  25. Is this tree an oak or a maple?
  26. Does the sky look blue or gray?
  27. Come with your father or mother.
  28. I am tired, but very happy.
  29. He played a tune on his wonderful flute.
  30. Toward the end of August the days grow much shorter.
  31. A company of soldiers marched over the hill and across the meadow.
  32. The first part of the story is very interesting.
  33. The crow dropped some pebbles into the pitcher and raised the water to the brim.
  34. The baby clapped her hands and laughed in glee.
  35. Stop your game and be quiet.
  36. The sound of the drums grew louder and louder.
  37. Do you like summer or winter better?
  38. That boy will have a wonderful trip.
  39. They popped corn, and then sat around the fire and ate it.
  40. They won the first two games, but lost the last one.
  41. Take this note, carry it to your mother; and wait for an answer.
  42. I awoke early, dressed hastily, and went down to breakfast.
  43. Aha! I have caught you!
  44. This string is too short!
  45. Oh, dear! the wind has blown my hat away!
  46. Alas! that news is sad indeed!
  47. Whew! that cold wind freezes my nose!
  48. Are you warm enough now?
  49. They heard the warning too late.
  50. We are a brave people, and love our country.
  51. All the children came except Mary.
  52. Jack seized a handful of pebbles and threw them into the lake.
  53. This cottage stood on a low hill, at some distance from the village.
  54. On a fine summer evening, the two old people were sitting outside the door of their cottage.
  55. Our bird's name is Jacko.
  56. The river knows the way to the sea.
  57. The boat sails away, like a bird on the wing.
  58. They looked cautiously about, but saw nothing.
  59. The little house had three rooms, a sitting room, a bedroom, and a tiny kitchen.
  60. We visited my uncle's village, the largest village in the world.
  61. We learn something new each day.
  62. The market begins five minutes earlier this week.
  63. Did you find the distance too great?
  64. Hurry, children.
  65. Madam, I will obey your command.
  66. Here under this tree they gave their guests a splendid feast.
  67. In winter I get up at night, and dress by yellow candlelight.
  68. Tell the last part of that story again.
  69. Be quick or you will be too late.
  70. Will you go with us or wait here?
  71. She was always, shabby, often ragged, and on cold days very uncomfortable.
  72. Think first and then act.
  73. I stood, a little mite of a girl, upon a chair by the window, and watched the falling snowflakes.
  74. Show the guests these shells, my son, and tell them their strange history.
  75. Be satisfied with nothing but your best.
  76. We consider them our faithful friends.
  77. We will make this place our home.
  78. The squirrels make their nests warm and snug with soft moss and leaves.
  79. The little girl made the doll's dress herself.
  80. I hurt myself.
  81. She was talking to herself.
  82. He proved himself trustworthy.
  83. We could see ourselves in the water.
  84. Do it yourself.
  85. I feel ashamed of myself.
  86. Sit here by yourself.
  87. The dress of the little princess was embroidered with roses, the national flower of the Country.
  88. They wore red caps, the symbol of liberty.
  89. With him as our protector, we fear no danger.
  90. All her finery, lace, ribbons, and feathers, was packed away in a trunk.
  91. Light he thought her, like a feather.
  92. Every spring and fall our cousins pay us a long visit.
  93. In our climate the grass remains green all winter.
  94. The boy who brought the book has gone.
  95. These are the flowers that you ordered.
  96. I have lost the book that you gave me.
  97. The fisherman who owned the boat now demanded payment.
  98. Come when you are called.
  99. I shall stay at home if it rains.
  100. When he saw me, he stopped.
  101. Do not laugh at me because I seem so absent minded.
  102. I shall lend you the books that you need.
  103. Come early next Monday if you can.
  104. If you come early, wait in the hall.
  105. I had a younger brother whose name was Antonio.
  106. Gnomes are little men who live under the ground.
  107. He is loved by everybody, because he has a gentle disposition.
  108. Hold the horse while I run and get my cap.
  109. I have found the ring I lost.
  110. Play and I will sing.
  111. That is the funniest story I ever heard.
  112. She is taller than her brother.
  113. They are no wiser than we.
  114. Light travels faster than sound.
  115. We have more time than they.
  116. She has more friends than enemies.
  117. He was very poor, and with his wife and five children lived in a little low cabin of logs and stones.
  118. When the wind blew, the traveler wrapped his mantle more closely around him.
  119. I am sure that we can go.
  120. We went back to the place where we saw the roses.
  121. "This tree is fifty feet high," said the gardener.
  122. I think that this train leaves five minutes earlier today.
  123. My opinion is that the governor will grant him a pardon.
  124. Why he has left the city is a mystery.
  125. The house stands where three roads meet.
  126. He has far more money than brains.
  127. Evidently that gate is never opened, for the long grass and the great hemlocks grow close against it.
  128. I met a little cottage girl; she was eight years old, she said.
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