Fifth Linguifex Relay/kʼmaʔ

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Transcription

pʼtáɓ mut ɾikʼ ʔɗupʼ kʼmoʔ pʼtáɓs ʔɗuʔpʼ,

ŋaʔ kʼmoʔ pʼtáɓ ʔʃúʔ.

ʔaʔntʃʼ tʼíʔ pʼtsʼuʔ kʼámiɓw pʼkʼuʔl ɓjáŋ

ɓɾóh ʔkʼoŋ ʔɗuts ʔŋáʔ júɓ mɓál ŋ̍ʔ nɗikʼ ŋ̍ʔ táɓ nɗuts.

— towsaʔsuhus, pwáʔ ʔtʼuʔiɓw

Gloss

pʼtáɓ mut ɾikʼ ʔɗupʼ kʼmoʔ pʼtáɓs ʔɗuʔpʼ
pʼ-táɓ mut ɾikʼ ʔ-ɗupʼ kʼ-moʔ pʼ-táɓ=s ʔ-ɗupʼ-ʔ
LOC1-time person PRES ANIM-praise/give_thanks COUNTER-one LOC1-time=also/more ANIM-praise/give_thanks-OPT
ŋaʔ kʼmoʔ pʼtáɓ ʔʃúʔ.
ŋaʔ kʼ-moʔ pʼ-táɓ ʔ-ʃúʔ-ʔ
yet/although COUNTER-one LOC1-time ANIM-die-OPT
ʔaʔntʃʼ tʼíʔ pʼtsʼuʔ kʼámiɓw pʼkʼuʔl ɓjáŋ
ʔ-antʃʼ-ʔ tʼíʔ pʼ-tsʼuʔ kʼám-iɓw pʼ-kʼul-ʔ ɓ-jáŋ
ANIM-think-OPT it_is_said LOC1-soil be_barren-PASS LOC1-grow-OPT PL-leaf
ɓɾóh ʔkʼoŋ ɾikʼ ʔɗuts ʔŋáʔ júɓ mɓál ŋ̍ʔ nɗikʼ ŋ̍ʔ táɓ nɗuts
ɓ-ɾóh ʔ-kʼoŋ ɾikʼ ʔ-ɗuts ʔ-ŋáʔ júɓ n-ɓál ŋ̍ʔ n-ɗikʼ ŋ̍ʔ táɓ n-ɗuts
PL-soul/spirit ANIM-be_old PRES ANIM-pass/pass_by ANIM-be_like sun INANIM-shine and/with INANIM-become_night and/with time INANIM-pass/pass_by
— towsaʔsuhus, pwáʔ ʔtʼuʔiɓw
towsaʔsuhus pwáʔ ʔ-tʼuw-iɓw
[personal_name] dog ANIM-domesticate-PASS

Glossary of anything that isn't standard

LOC1 the first locative, which is used for exact places or times
OPT optative, which is an infix that I wasn't sure how to gloss properly
PASS passive, sometimes used participially
COUNTER grammatically necessary prefix for numerals

Grammar notes

Verbs are indicative by default; tense is only marked (with particles) for indicative verbs; the lack of this particle can indicate that a verb is being used to modify a noun instead, or that the verb is being used gnomically. Verbs can agree for animacy or locative type. The optative covers a wide range of subjunctive-like uses. The particle tʼíʔ may be used to subordinate clauses.

I was originally thinking this was phonemic IPA, but I think I'd rather interpret it as a weird orthography now.