Nauruan Sentences

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Nauruan Sentences

Postby Yorn on Mon 18 Jun 2012, 07:52

This tutorial is only in it's starting position. Please help us!

Since Yen is here to help us out, we know much more about Nauruan! :D
This tutorial is about creating sentences.

Location

To be where

Tug ie awe?
Where - where abouts - you?
Where are you?

Tug awe ne.
Where - you - here.
You are here.

Awe ngune ne.
You - here (you go) - (come) here.
You are here.

Ogain awe egada ne.
Literal translation is missing
You were here (before) / You have been here (before).

To be where
EnglishNauruan
Where am I?Tug ie nga?
Where are you?Tug ie awe?
Where is he?Tug ie amea?
Where is she?Tug ie eita?
Where are we?Tug ie ata?
Where are you (plural)?Tug ie ami?
Where are they?Tug ie ura?
I am hereNga ngune ne.
You are hereAwe ngune ne.
He is hereAmea ngune ne.
She is hereEita ngune ne.
We are hereAta bwine ne.
You (plural) are hereAmi bwine ne.
They are hereUra bwine ne.


Possession

Naoero ngea bwio.
Nauru - literal translation missing - home (with my ending).
Nauru is my home.

Naoero ngea bwio- = Nauru is my home
Naoero ngea bwiom = Nauru is your home
Naoero ngea bwion amea = Nauru is his home
Naoero ngea bwion eita = Nauru is her home
Naoero ngea bwioma = Nauru is our home
Naoero ngea bwiomi = Nauru is your (plural) home
Naoero ngea bwiora = Nauru is their home

  • Nauruan word for "it" (Where is it?)
  • I am not here / He is not here (negative sentences)
  • A few translations are missing

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Re: Nauruan Sentences

Postby Yorn on Mon 18 Jun 2012, 10:17

There's much missing, but we have Yen! X)

I thought that their life would be "bwio(u)ra". I'm not sure about the u, because it makes a vowel cluster. However, Oceanic languages tend to have lots of vowels, but Nauruan doesn't look like other Oceanic languages, so I'm really sure...

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Re: Nauruan Sentences

Postby Pic2asa on Mon 18 Jun 2012, 13:18

I'd love to know sentences like:

Thank you. No thanks. I am (name). Welcome!

Yen can speak Nauruan? How cool! And how friendly of her to help us! <__:D

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Re: Nauruan Sentences

Postby Yorn on Thu 21 Jun 2012, 20:38

I thought thank you meant "Tubwa", but I find "Tubw" instead.

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Re: Nauruan Sentences

Postby Yen on Fri 22 Jun 2012, 04:34

You (plural) - Ami

Naoero ngea bwio- = Nauru is my home
Naoero ngea bwiom= Nauru is your home
Naoero ngea bwion amea = Nauru is his home
Naoero ngea bwion eita = Nauru is her home
Naoero ngea bwioma = Nauru is our home
Naoero ngea bwiomi = Nauru is your (plural) home
Naoero ngea bwiora = Nauru is their home

Please note: As this tutorial is going deeper, I'm afraid I won't be able to give accurate Nauruan spelling for I myself am not completely fluent with the traditional reading & writing of this language. I know it is confusing to understand, but although I speak the language relatively fluently, I am also still learning more as I go along. Also, be aware that I was born and live in Australia and am only 19 years old, so my knowledge of the language is limited. Just thought I'd let you know before you depend this tutorial on my personal knowledge... after all, I don't want to teach false information...

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Re: Nauruan Sentences

Postby Yorn on Sat 23 Jun 2012, 10:09

That's alright Yen! If you don't know how write certain things, you might give us the pronunciation. :D If you are not sure about that as well, just say it. It's so special to have someone who understands Nauruan! :D

If you know anything you want to share with us (for example, the funny fact you told us about dog in Nauruan, just share it! :D )

Do you know these things in Nauruan?:

You are here = Tug ie awe
You are not here = ?
You were here = ?
You will be here = ?

I'm glad you want to help us, Yen! :D
Most of us are at the age near 19, I'm currently 17 myself.

Oh and afterall, it's good that you are familiar with current sayings. A language doesn't stand still (except for extinct languages), so the newer, the better! :D

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Re: Nauruan Sentences

Postby Bliksemsnelheid on Thu 05 Jul 2012, 10:19

What is yes and what is no in Nauruan?

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