Rou Soulatlouy - Kil ya hi'durrayuqhilat? (strength)

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Kil ya hi’durrayuqhilat?*
Are you strong?
1. Hidurrayu’qil. [DP-kt]
I’m strong.
2. Rratse ga’w gawulh hi’durrayuqil.*
I work hard so that I’ll be strong.
3. Rrourr hidurrayuk. [EB-gr]
My arms are strong.
4. Rru me’l hidurrayuk.*
My body is strong.
5. Hi’durrayuqhilat.*
You’re strong.
6. Gutsuwuluvugh gawulh hi’durrayuqhilat! [EB-gr]
Eat a lot so you’ll be strong!
7. Hidurrayu’qh. [DP-kt]
S/he is strong.
8. Guge durrayuqh. [BJ-gr]
S/he is stronger.
9. Swawi durrayuqh. [JJ-gr]
S/he is very strong.
10. Gurra biwu li’durrayuqil.*
I’m not very strong.
11. Ka biwu li’durrayuqhilat.*
You’re not very strong.
12. Qa biwu li’durrayuqh. [DP-kt]
S/he is not very strong.
13. hidurrayu’qi [DP-kt]
a strong person
14. Swawi rru’mulayuqh. [DP-kt]
S/he is very weak. / S/he is a coward.

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