Baranxe’i – Inari and Andala: An Introduction

A quick video in Baranxe’i for your delight:

Try and guess what’s going on before reading on!

Śātrīja!
healthy-ANIM-PL
Hello!

Viśuf rato Inari.
MED-INAN-ADPOS stand-INAN Inari·M
This is Inari.

Inari hēvi, „Hēoi!“
Inari·M say-M “hello”
Inari says ‘Hi!’

Hēvet Inarir hēoin?
say-ANIM-2 Inari·M-DAT hello-ACC?
Do you say ‘hi’ to Inari?

Hat? Inari þinur saukin!
be-2? Inari·M PROX-INAN-DAT happy<M>
You do? Inari is happy about that!

Mandī iśvī hai?
DIST-ANIM Q-ANIM be.3.SG.ANIM.PRESENT?
Who is that?

Ajā, hai ðeita Inaritu, Andala.
INTJ, be.3.SG.ANIM.PRESENT sibling.OTHER-F Inari·M-GEN, Andala·F
Oh, it’s Inari’s sister, Andala.

Aimat varet, Andala hai ankaunen.
as see-ANIM-2, Andala·F be.3.SG.ANIM.PRESENT SUPL-beautiful.
As you can see, Andala is very beautiful.

Rausa hai hēljaśa sīr ðeiti’en.
but be.3.SG.ANIM.PRESENT less-high-F than sibling.OTHER-M=3.SG.PRESENT.GEN
But she is less tall than her brother.

Rausa Inari hai ukśarikanen sīr viśa.
but Inari·M be.3.SG.ANIM.PRESENT fat-M-COMP than MED-F
But Inari is fatter than her.

Ā dźaðikanen.
and hair-ADJ-COMP
And hairier.

Sahnija! Haja otausīja!
sky·M-PL! be.§.PL.ANIM.PRESENT naked-ANIM-PL
Good heavens! They’re naked!

Maljatiseñauŋ!
dress-CAUS-FUT-ANIM-1.PL=3.PL.ANIM.PRESENT.ACC
Let’s dress them!

Þinu ha maŋukanen.
PROX-INAN be.3.SG.INAN good-INAN-COMP
That’s better.

Hiśeþ śātrīja!
be.FUT.ANIM.2.PL healthy-ANIM-PL
Goodbye!          

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