We are the last live leaves of the dying tree

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Re: We are the last live leaves of the dying tree

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:con: Paatherye

वौ ओमे़ तीरपमे ध्रै पिरषु़ पोदज़ षेफैसुड़ेज़ प्याव्वि.
Wey ēmen tīrpame dhray pirșun pēdas șephaysures pyāvi.
[wei̯ ˈeːmen ˈtiːɾpame ðɾai̯ ˈpiɾʃun ˈpeːðas ʃepʰai̯ˈsuɾes ˈpjaːvi] (Standard pronunciation)
[waʊ̯ ˈomən ˈtiːɾpam draɪ̯ ˈpiɾʃʊn pods ʃfaɪ̯ˈsuɾs ˈpjaːf] (Vernacular pronunciation)
1PL.NOM COP.1PL die.PL.3SG REL.MASC.ANIM.GEN tree.GEN last.NOM.PL alive.NOM.PL leaf.PL.NOM
We are the last live leaves of the dying tree.
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Re: We are the last live leaves of the dying tree

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:con: Classical Ĝate n Tim Ar

Áʕe ik mrúk té töhír ü ĝ gíüł it sah ki.
[áʕè ìk m̩ɹúk té tø̀híɹ ỳ ŋ̩‿ɣíỳɬ ìt sàh kì]
áʕe ki\ mrúk té töhír ü n gíüł it sah ki
COP hand.PL final ACT.PTCP live DEF GEN tree.sp. RFLX.PTCP open.hand 2PL
'We are the final living leaves of the dying tree.'

Some notes:
- Ki 'leaf' is the same word as ki '2SG'. (The plural, ik 'leaves', is different though!) Also, there is a polysemy here—ki also means 'hand'.
- The verb sah 'to open the hand' is used euphemistically here; the idea of one's hand unclenching or relaxing at death is deeply rooted all the way back to Pre-Tim Ar-O culture. Used without a reflexive modifier, it retains its literal meaning. Only in its reflexive forms, as here with the reflexive participle it, does it gain the connotation of 'to die'.
- In isolation, the word gíüł is pronounced [xíỳɬ]. The prepending of the genitive marker n (here assimilated to a velar nasal ĝ) and the concomitant sandhi rules trigger the voicing of its initial when the genitive precedes.
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Re: We are the last live leaves of the dying tree

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:con: Awatese

Ngi ři a yengahekąt pąxą a temhąn yenganahikąnahikąhąt.
[ŋi ri a je.ŋa.he.kɐt pɐ.sɐ a tem.hɐ̃ je.ŋa.na.hi.kɐ.na.hi.kɐ.hɐt]
1PE.COP.PRE tree DEF G7.SUB-die-CONT leaf-G7.POSSG DEF last 1PE.SUB-live.PLUR-CONT
"We are the last living leaves of the dying tree."

time to steal this quote lol
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Re: We are the last live leaves of the dying tree

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:es-pv: Basque

Hilzorian dagoen zuhaitzeko azken hosto bizidunak gara.
/ils̻oɾian dagoen s̻uait͡s̻eko as̻ken os̺to bis̻idunak gara/
hilzori=an d-a-go-∅-en zuhaitz=eko azken hosto bizidun=ak g-a-ra-∅
death.throes=INESS.SG 3-PRS-be.SG-PRS-REL tree=LOCGEN.SG last leaf live=ABS.PL 1PL-PRS-COP.PL-PRS

We are the last live leaves of the dying tree.
:eng: - Native
:chn: - B2
:esp: - A2
:jpn: - A2
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