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Talbas phrasebook
Hello.
Qo pani, lo tili molno 'eyle.
[ˈqo ˈpa.ni, ˈlo ˈti.li ˈmol.no ˈʔej.le. ]
qo1s pani,come, lomaybe ti-li2s-acc.f molnobe_okay_with 'eyle.hope.

Formal, used by the person who's arriving. Tili changes to tine if you're talking to someone male:

Ti pani, qoyli q'ılbi.
[ˈti ˈpa.ni, ˈqoj.li ˈqʼɯl.bi. ]
ti2s pani,come, qo-li1s-acc.f q'ılbi.appreciate.

Formal, used by the person who's already there. Qoyli changes to qoyne if you're male:

Qo pani.
[ˈqo ˈpa.ni. ]
qo1s pani.come.

Informal, used by the person who's arriving.

Q'ılbi.
[ˈqʼɯl.bi. ]
q'ılbi.appreciate.

Informal, used by the person who's already there.

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