Khemehekis wrote: ↑06 Mar 2020 03:25
Wow! I didn't know that German would use a negative there. That stumped me. Or you could say "Until Jack has drunk at least three glasses of coffee in the morning . . ."
I wouldn't know, myself, but it's something French does, in formal registers (ne explétif, si ça t'intéresse
Well, I'll take a turn, with the meaning of 33 clarified.
I'm trying to make a written standard for Silvish, while at the same time thinking about the dialectal variation, which I imagine to be … extensive, so we've got a few examples creeping in of the standard spelling and pronunciation not necessarily matching intuitively. <ch> is pronounced [h] in the variety I'm using. Other varieties use [ʃ], [θ], [ts], even [st]. Luckily, there'll also be a way of transcribing speech.
32. Le Vanessä egguartä e li Zakarîe lintilyeu a ddjeû blô s' vezîrön bîn de koû apré avoû chantâ insimble dyun lu filmö.
[le.va̝ˈnɛs.sa ɛˈʒɑʁ.ta e.li.za.ka̝ˈʁiː.ə lɛ̃n.tiˈʎˑø ɑˈʒœː blɔː zvəˈziː.ʁɔ̃ ˈbɛ̃ː dəˈkuː a̝ˈpʁe a̝ˈvuː hɑ̃ˈtɑː ɛ̃ˈsɛ̃m.blə ˈdjœ̃ŋ lyˈfil.mə]
DEF.F.N Vanessa black_haired-F.N and DEF.M.N Zachary freckled.M.N to eye.PL blue.M.C 3.REFL see-PST-3P many of time after have-INF sing-PST_PTCP together in DEF-M.C.OBL film
The black-haired Vanessa and the blue-eyed, freckled Zach went on many dates after they sang together in the movie.
33. Avan ke Jâkou l' e bû â mwîn tre vvoûro de kaffé lo matîn, t' lu peu ppa fêri a fêri de travvâ dûro k' î va tou kûversâ.
[a̝ˈvɑ̃ŋ kəˈʒɑː.ku ləˈbyː ɑˈmwɛ̃ː tʁɛˈvuː.ʁə de.kɑˈfe lo.ma̝ˈtɛ̃ː tly.pœˈpa ˈfɛː.ʁi a̝ˈfɛː.ʁi de.tʁɑˈvɑː ˈdyː.ʁə kiː.va̝ˈtu kyː.vɛˈsɑː]
before SBRD Jack 3S have.3S drink.PST_PTCP at.DEF.M.C least three glass of coffee DEF-M.C morning | 2S 3S.OBL be_able 2S-NEG make-INF to do-INF PART work hard-M.C for 3S.NOM will.3S all do_wrong
Before Jack has drunk at least three glasses of coffee in the morning, you cannot use him for any heavy work as he will do everything wrong.
34. Par fêri lo guattel, presa lo ju d' un' oranje e quasa tre ggro-z eu.
[pɑˈfɛː.ʁi lo.ʒɑˈtɛl pʁəˈsa ləˈʒy dy.ŋəˈʁɑ̃ɲ.ʒə e.ha̝ˈsa tʁɛg.gʁəˈzø]
for make-INF DEF-M.C cake | squeeze DEF-M.C juice of INDEF orange and break three large egg.PL
To make the cake, squeeze the juice of one orange and break three large eggs.