Rou Soulatlouy - Wanaqh va lali' (hunting)

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wanaqh va lali’ *
hunting (= “going in the forest”)
1. Wanaqh ya lalit?*
Do you hunt?
2. Hi’, swawi dishgamu’ rrou du laligh. [AR-gr]*
Yes, I really like hunting.
3. Kouna wanaqh va lal.*
I went hunting yesterday.
4. Qalhda ya rriyuvoumut?*
Did you kill anything [animals]?
5. Hi swa’luvu’, lhe gurra niyuvoumu’gh. [EB-gr]
I shot it, but I didn’t kill it.
6. Jechach rriyuwou’m. [JJ-gr]
I killed an animal.
7. [Me’luqh / halhuqh] hi niyuvou’m. [AR-gr]*
I killed it [elk / deer].
8. Halhuqh rriyuwou’m siswupdi’lu. [??-ak]
I killed a black deer.
9. Halhuqh [tsou’mu / dou’mu / rrikou’m]. [EB-gr]
I killed [one/two/three] deer.
10. Wanuqh halilh. [DP+MB-gr]
S/he is a hunter / s/he hunts.
11. Wanaqh du lalilh. [DP-kt]
S/he is/was hunting.
12. Rriyuvou’milh. [EB-gr]
S/he killed it [animal].
13. Hi niyuvoumilh, tamilh. [JJ-gr]
S/he killed it and butchered it.
14. Wanaqh ga gou lalilh. [JJ-gr]
S/he doesn’t/didn’t hunt anymore.

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