The Online Database of Interlinear Text


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Scott Myers (2000). The phonetics and phonology of tone retraction in Shona.

URL: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~smyers/shonatone.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 87&langcode=sna (2017-12-17).


Example #1:

    (3) (a) bánga-wó                       cf. bángá(1a)
    knife   also
    "a knife also"
Example #2:

    (6) (a) Iwé Kasadza wamára               róri iyi.
    you (name)     you-past-scratch truck this
    "Kasadza, you scratched this truck."
Example #3:

    (b) Handísí    kumárá             róri   iyi.
    I-negative infinitive-scratch truck this
    "I am not scratching this truck."
Example #4:

    (7)   (a) Iwé Kasadza wanyíma           Máry sadza.
    you (name) you-past-refuse Mary porridge
    "Kasadza, you refused Mary porridge"
Example #5:

    (b) Handísí    kunyímá          Mary sadza
    I-negative infinitive-refuse Mary porridge
    "I am not refusing Mary porridge"
Example #6:

    (8) (a) Iwé Kasadza warúma             rúra iyi.
    you (name) you-past-bite ruler this
    "Kasadza, you bit this ruler"
Example #7:

    (b) Handísí    kurúmá         rúra iyi.
    I-negative infinitive-bite ruler this
    "I am not biting this ruler"
Example #8:

    (9) (a) Iwé Kasadza [email protected]             rúra iyi.
    you (name) you-past-gnaw ruler this
    "Kasadza, you gnawed this ruler"
Example #9:

    (10) (a) Iwé Kasadza wanyóra            nyórwa murugwaro.
    you (name) you-past-write writing in-page
    "Kasadza, you wrote the writing in the page"
Example #10:

    (b) Handísí    kunyórá         nyórwa murugwaro.
    I-negative infinitive-write writing in-page
    "I am not writing writing in the page"