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Last challenge for today... the border to flooding is narrow. I'm just motivated today.

:eng: Why is a raven like a writing desk?
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:con: Yélian

Miyde deʻay bit cet tivelsupar?
[ˈma̯iːdə ˈdeʔɐs bɨ̆‿kət ˈtiːvəlˌsupɐd̟]
why raven COP.3SG.ANIM like writing desk
Why is a raven like a writing desk?
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:tan: Swahili:

Kwa nini kunguru ni kama dawati?
INST what raven(9ANIM) COP like writing.desk(5)
Why is a raven like a writing desk?
Glossing Abbreviations: COMP = comparative, C = complementiser, ACS / ICS = accessible / inaccessible, GDV = gerundive, SPEC / NSPC = specific / non-specific, AG = agent, E = entity (person, animal, thing)
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:con: Rozwi

rhušunwu Mγadtō ye ayebeu blidveiktō hœ?
dark.blue majesty be<PRS.SG>3SG ADV writing.table.INST INTERR.ADV
How is the Lazuli Majesty (Quiscalus caerulea) like a desk?


A common crow-sized member of the Corby family, which are descendants of the humble grackle.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/23 ... 4ee799.jpg


Not to be confused with the much rarer Crook (Corone harpactica ) Tirga's large predatory crow
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:chn: Mandarin (attempt)

乌鸦为什么像写字台?
Wūyā wèishénme xiàng xiězìtái?
[u˥ja˥ weɪ̯˥˩ʂə˧˥mə ɕɪ̯aŋ˥˩ ɕɪ̯ɛ˨˩t͡sɹ̩˥˩tʰaɪ̯˧˥]
raven why be_like writing_desk
Why is a raven like a writing desk?
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:con: Caelian

Halypyec ma divmabyam zapgovtyoren byäis?
[haʎˈpʲɛç ma difmaˈbʲam zapgɔftʲɔˈrɛn bʲæɪ̯ʃ]
raven.NOM INDEF.FEM.NOM reason.LOC writing_desk.EQU COP.3SG>3SG
Why is a raven like a writing desk?

New words for this challenge:
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halypyec [haʎˈpʲɛç] - raven
New root

zapgovtyen [zapgɔfˈtʲɛn] - writing desk
Etymology: zapjes "table" + govtyen "to write"

divmabyam [difmaˈbʲam] - why
Etymology: locative case of divmem "reason"; new colloquial synonym to the more high-level lizwye.
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:con: griuskant (without script here)

xolz ijvazhia kaut az vy ?
/'ɣɔlz 'idʒvaʒia 'kaut az 'vY/
crow advance-attribution-A-V table is which
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in Whenuaakereo:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AP2SY9 ... sp=sharing
(black bird perhaps seen as writing table)
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Image Atili: Wohobayeÿduna muzu bibidra wotayaÿke?
/ˌwo.χoˌba.jeɹˈdu.nʌ ˈmu.ʒu biˈbid.ʁʌ ˌwo.tʌ↘︎ˈjaːɹꜛ.kɛ/

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w-o-hobay-eÿdu-na             mu-zu        bi~bidra  w-o-tay-aÿke?
PL-3INAN;IPFV-bird-be_black-N reason-thing PL~desk   PL-3INAN;IPFV-C-be_similar
"How are ravens similar to desks?"
lit. "The birdblackers how the desks are similar?"
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Epos: Tshem ekòk ya òyapak?
[tʃem ˈekɔk ja ˈɔjapak]
INT INDEF.M-raven be_like INDEF.N-writing_desk
Why is a raven like a writing desk?
ω - near-close near-back unrounded vowel.
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