I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

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:con: Rant

Gen yrísı te, yrísante ena. Ranten yrís!
[ˈħɜn ˀᵿˈɣıːs̠ʲɪ ˈtʰɛ | ˀᵿˈɣıːsɒ̃ʰtɛ ˈˀɛnɒ ‖ ˈɣɒ̃ʰtɛ̃n ˀᵿˈɣıːs]
3SG-ACC say-2SG C say-PAT-get NEG-1SG rant-ACC say
I don't understand what you're saying. Speak Rant!

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Click wrote:say-PAT-get
Is this a compound verb? Is PAT an inflectional affix that comes between the roots?

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Firstly, PAT is the patientive nominaliser -an, which makes yrís ‘say’ become yrísan ‘utterance; word’, and the resulting new word is thereafter compounded on te ‘get’, yielding yrísante ‘comprehend; understand’ ( ← ‘get the words’). Pretty simple and semantically transparent, in fact.

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Salta ma byata mō makujiro. Sunbyaku ma!
what PAT speak-2S Q be.certain-1S-NEG. Sun-speech PAT

(lit. "I am not certain of what you are speaking. [Speak] Sunago!")

Totally stole this construction from Japanese but I don't care.
Nūdenku waga honji ma naku honyasi ne ika-ika ichamase!
female-appearance=despite boy-voice=PAT hold boy-youth=TOP very be.cute-3PL
Honyasi zō honyasi ma naidasu.
boy-youth=AGT boy-youth=PAT love.romantically-3S

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And what would it be in Heocg?

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:con: Missa

Gapsole ćejńer dikumé. Missane gapsa!
/ˈɣap.so.le t͡ɕi.ˈŋeɾ ˈði.ku.mi | ˈmis.sa.ne ˈɣap.sa/
speak-2sg-PTCP language understand-NEG-1sg missa-ESS speak-IMP!
I don't understand the language that you're speaking. Speak in Missa!

:con: Isoldian

Ég ne legil inter, il þi tu díce. Díce-l i Isóld!
[je nɪ lʲɛɪl ɪdə̮ il θʲɪ tu ðʲikə̮ | ðʲikɪɫ i͜ ˈsɔl̊t]
1sg.SUBJ NEG read-3sg.OBJ between 3sg REL 2sg.SUBJ say-SG.IND.PRES. | say-SG.IND.PRES.-3sg.OBJ in Isoldian
I don't understand it, that which you say. Say it in Isoldian!

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Classical Kávelat
Nimitnid da anu allu va. Mag Kávelates!
understand-PRES-NEG 1SG.NOM what.CONJ say-PRES 2SG | speak-IMP kávelat-ACC
I don't understand what you're saying. Speak Kávelat!

Modern Kávelat
Da nimitin un va ul. Mag Kávelates!
1SG understand-PRES-NEG what.CONJ 2SG say-PRES | speak-IMP kávelat-ACC
I don't understand what you're saying. Speak Kávelat!

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:con: Project Graphite

Sə́və·ro nóčı. Sósot!
sə́w-ø-ø‹ə=ro ə̆n-wéč-ø-ø‹ı ‖ sə́w-ø-səwə̆t-ø
say-PRS-3SG2SG=REL | NEG-be_understood-PRS-3SG1SG ‖ speak-PRS-language-3SG
I don't understand what you're saying. Speak Project Graphite!
  • |sə́w| – say; speak; tell
    yoč |weč| – be comprehended; be understood

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:con: Sɛvɔn:
i amana fataru, nɤn nim rɛn. nati sɛvɔna!
i aman-a fatar-u, nɤn n-im rɛn. n-ati sɛvɔn-a!
NEG can-1.PRS understand-GER, what say-2.PRS right_now. say-JUS/IMP sevon-AKK

I can't understand, what you are saying right now. Speak Sevon!
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Na ana phedaih asih asayhiwunmu-buru. Nadutay ni anu-du!
/nɑ ɑnɑ pʰɛdɑɪχ ɑsɪχ ɑsɑj̊iwunmu-buɾu | nɑdutɑj ni ɑnu-du/
na anu-wa phe-da-ih as-ih asay-hi-wun-mu=buru | naduta-y ni anu=du
2.NOM speak.ADV take-ATTR-OBJ.UKN thing-OBJ.UKN confirm-MOD-POT-1=NEG | Naduta-OBJ INST speak=IMP
I cannot understand the things you are saying! Speak Naduta!

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:que: Quechua de Cuzco
Mana nisqaykitachu hap'ishani. Runasimita rimay!
NEG say-NMLZ-2S-ACC=NEG grasp-PROG-1S.SUBJ | Quechua.language-ACC speak-INF
I don't understand what you're saying. Speak Quechua!

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Fąvamıtak tıppatųt. Tavımıkiamumavąiamas! (/Tavıiamas*)
understand-1SG.SUB-NEG Q.REL-say-2SG | language-REL-speak-PASS-1SG-GEN-speak-IMP (language-speak-IMP)
I don't understand what you're saying. Speak Taui!

* Slightly less formal but becoming standard in modern speech

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:mex: Classical Nahuatl:
Ahniccaqui in tiquihtoa. Ma xinahuatlahtoa!
Ah-ni-c-caqui in ti-qu-ihtoa. Ma xi-nahua-tla-htoa!
NEG-1s.NOM-3s.ACC-hear ADJR 2s.NOM-3s.ACC-say. IMP 2s.IMP-clear-IO.INAN-speak
I don't understand what you're saying. Speak Nahuatl!
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:con: Søsøzatli

Shiðunin lli fo brhøðeþu pi. Søsøzatli lli ku lla!
/ʃɪðʊˈnɪ ɬɪ ɸɔ bɹøðæˈθʊ pi. søsøzɑtlɪ ɬɪ kʊ ɬɑ/
Shiðuni=n lli fo brhøðeþu pi. Søsøzatli lli ku lla
2PS=PRES DEF.SING.BEN NEG understand NEG. Søsøzatli DEF.SING.BEN speak IMP

The benefactive there may not make sense, but, when the subject is omitted the object must be in the benefactive case. That's what happen when you have a bunch of other cases and no accusative [;)].
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:con: Ysjtocka
Isprexaqi so ejvotsj. Isprexe so Ysjtockaú!
isprex-a-qi so ej-votsj isprex-e so ysjto-cka-ú
speak-IND-2SG.PRS INS NEG-what.PN speak-IMP.SG INS ysjto-language.F.SG-ACC.F.SG
[is.pɹe.ˈxa.hi so ˈeɪ̯.votʃ is.ˈpɹe.xe so ɨʃ.tots.ka.ˈu]
Lit. You speak with nothing. Speak with Ysjtocka!
I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing.

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:usa: Cheyenne
Násáa'áahtáhe tséheto. Tsėhésenėstsėstse!
1-NEG-listen.to.it-N.AFF DEP-say.it-2S.DEP | Cheyenne-speak-2S.IMP

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Chagen wrote:Salta ma byata mō makujiro. Sunbyaku ma!
what PAT speak-2S Q be.certain-1S-NEG. Sun-speech PAT

(lit. "I am not certain of what you are speaking. [Speak] Sunago!")

Totally stole this construction from Japanese but I don't care.
This is outdated. New way to do this is:

Senpo te itsukejiro. Sunbyaka byara!
word=LAT understand-1S-NEG. Sunbyaku speak-IMP
Nūdenku waga honji ma naku honyasi ne ika-ika ichamase!
female-appearance=despite boy-voice=PAT hold boy-youth=TOP very be.cute-3PL
Honyasi zō honyasi ma naidasu.
boy-youth=AGT boy-youth=PAT love.romantically-3S

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:got: Gothic

Ne fraþja þizei qiþis. Gutiskai rodei!
[ne: ˈɸrɑθjɑ ˈθizi: kʷiθs ˈgutiskɛː ˈro:ði:]
NEG understand.1SG.PRS that say.2SG.PRS gothic.DAT speak.2SG.IMP
I don't understand what you're saying. Speak Gothic!
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Very casual
:con: Seragradic Cyrillic: Боже мой, шуда вода ве твоя бусна? Не маю ізнево! За мілой достранану, говорала на Сераградском.

:con: Seragradic Latin: Bože moj, šuda voda ve tvoja busna? Ne maju iznevo! Za miloj dostrananu, govorala na Seragradskom!

:usa: English (literal translation): My God, do you have water in your mouth? I don't understand anything (you're saying)! For the love of the motherland, speak Seragradic!

:usa: English (very literal): God - my - is there - water - in - your - mouth. Don't - understand - nothing! For - love - of the motherland - speak - in Seragradic.

Slightly less casual
:con: Seragradic Cyrillic: Не маю ізнево! Говоралач на Сераградском.

:con: Seragradic Latin: Ne maju iznevo! Govoralač na Seragradskom!

:usa: English (literal translation): I don't understand anything (you're saying)! Please speak Seragradic!

:usa: English (very literal): Don't - understand - nothing! Please speak - in Seragradic.
Fluent: :nld: :usa: Average: :esp: Basic: :rus: :srp: Terrible: :bra: :swe:

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:con: Yélian

Re citarai sao matayan. Palas Yélian!
1PS.SG NEG-understand-ACT-1PS.SG 2.PS.SG.POSS word-PL. Speak-IMP-2PS.SG English
I don't understand your words. Speak Shellian!

:con: Unnamed yet

Il werseh diken was du ags. Pril Deušl!
1PS.SG understand-1PS.SG nothing what you say-2PS.SG. Speak-IMP English
I don't understand what you're saying. Speak (unnamed yet, acutal with Deušl - German translated)!
Edit: Two days later:
Il waeh diken was du ags. Pril Deušl!
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