A little puzzle

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A little puzzle
Release date April 5, 2011
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Kaltxì, ma frapo

As you may know, I'm giving a talk this Saturday at the Southern California Undergraduate Linguistics Conference at UCLA. Since the audience will largely be linguistics students, I thought I'd take the opportunity to expand my standard presentation to include a bit more about Na'vi grammar. One of the example sentences I'm planning to discuss is this simple one:

Sempulìl ngeyä wutsot yolom

So my question to you is, why did I choose this sentence, and what is its significance?


Talis says 

April 5, 2011 at 11:24 pm Because you can’t know if it’s “your father” or “your meal”, I would say. And this is a good example for the free word order, which is really free, but sometimes not clear in it’s translation.

Pawl says 

April 6, 2011 at 1:53 pm Exactly! As Prrton said, Seysonìltsan!