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The North Wind and the Sun in Talbas
The North Wind and the Sun were disputing which was the stronger,
K'eney pla te qlan, se t'aldey 'ami balben,
[ˈkʼe.nej ˈpla ˈte ˈqɫɑn, ˈse ˈtʼal.dej ˈʔa.mi ˈbal.ben, ]
k'ene-inorth-gen plawind teand qlan,sun, secmp t'alde-istrength-gen 'amiquestion balbe-n,argue-impfv,
The North Wind and the Sun in Talbas
when a traveler came along wrapped in a warm cloak.
tsa qoldes pani, pyol sempos tenen.
[ˈtsa ˈqol.des ˈ, ˈpjol ˈsem.pos ˈte.nen. ]
tsathen qolde-straveller-indf pani,come, pyolwarm sempo-scloak-indf ten-n.wear-impfv.
The North Wind and the Sun in Talbas
They agreed that the one who first succeeded in making the traveler take his cloak off should be considered stronger than the other.
Pla te qlan ke santi, sempoy 'ay qateseyna se t'aldendan.
[ˈpla ˈte ˈqɫɑŋ ˈke ˈsan.ti, ˈsem.poj ˈʔaj ˈqɑ ˈse ˈtʼal.den.dan. ]
plawind teand qlansun kencla santi,agree, sempo-icloak-gen 'ayfirst qate-se-inaremove-caus-er.m secmp t'alde-nda-n.strength-be-impfv.
The North Wind and the Sun in Talbas
but the more he blew the more closely did the traveler fold his cloak around him;
mo poten se t'aldeken, tsale qolde sempo ten se kimboken,
[ˈmo ˈpo.ten ˈse ˈtʼ, ˈtsa.le ˈ ˈsem.po ˈten ˈse ˈ, ]
mobut pote-nblow-impfv secmp t'alde-ken,strength-ins, tsalecauses qoldetraveller sempocloak tenwear secmp kimbo-ken,tightness-ins,
Donkey Beater Story in Talbas
There was once a man who beat his donkey every day.
'emi natos 'andan, nay ninkalne 'o'ópen qlan qlan.
[ˈʔe.mi ˈna.tos ˈʔan.dan, ˈnaj ˈniŋ ʔo.ˈʔopeɴ ˈqɫɑɴ ˈqɫɑn. ]
'emionce nato-sman-indf 'anda-n,have-impfv, na-ihe-gen ninkal-nedonkey-acc.m 'o~'ope-nfreq~hit-impfv qlansun ~qlan.~all.

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