Tatari Faran: the Language of Fara


McGuffey Primer

Jataran jirapikas te' (Lesson VI)

Picture of a Boy with a Wolf Pup and a Cat on a Pole

jibin na simani so kuini ta?
Does the boy own the wolf?

simani busan so kuini jibin na dakat.
The fat wolf belongs to the boy.

simanin do bana tibun natuan so ikat.
The wolf carries Natua's bowl.

natua sa tsitanis isimanin sa ei pamra asu.
Natua and Tsitanis the wolf run.

tsitanis sa aipam kauhi nei inui.
Tsitanis chases the cat.

Jataran bunapikas te' (Lesson VII)

Picture of a Boy with a Wolf Pup and a Frog on a Log

juerat koronta ibo' ata no.
Look at the frog on the log.

tsitanis na hamra koronta ko aram.
Tsitanis sees the frog.

koronta no tsitanis ka hamra ta?
Does the frog see Tsitanis?

koronta no hamra simani ko aram.
The frog sees the wolf.

tsitanis sa aipam koronta no inui.
Tsitanis chases the frog.

Jataran di'apikas te' (Lesson VIII)

Picture of Natua and Fia by a Lamp on a Stand

juerat inaku na itu.
Look at the lamp.

inaku sa pikin apa.
The lamp is on the round pad.

pikin sei sikarat ata.
The round pad is at the top of the structure.

inaku sa kuini natua na dakat. pikin sei hena kuini fia nei dakat.
The lamp belongs to Natua. The round pad belongs to Fia.

Jataran ni'apikas te' (Lesson IX)

Picture of Tuaman and his Horse

juerat kefaa na.
Look at the horse.

kefaa sa kuini tuaman na dakat.
The horse belongs to Tuaman.

tuaman na kefaa sa tasa epan ta?
Can Tuaman catch the horse?

tara' na tasa beman fei sa.
He cannot catch it.

simani so aipam kefaa na inui. kefaa sa hena pamra asu.
The wolf chases the horse. The horse runs.

Jataran heibikas te' itumain (Lesson X—Review)

kefaa tuamanan sa busan miin. simani tara'an so busan be.
Tuaman's horse is fat. His wolf is not fat.

natua sa uente' kefaa tuamanan da pupun.
Natua rides Tuaman's horse.

tsitanis simani natuan sa tasa beman tsukis na.
Tsitanis, Natua's wolf, cannot catch the mouse.

juerat koronta ibo' ata no.
Look at the frog on the log.

jibin no hamra koronta ko aram.
The child sees the frog.

jibin no tasa beman fei so.
The child cannot catch it.

kauhi sei pikin apa. kauhi nei hamra tsukis ka aram.
The cat is on the round pad. The cat sees a mouse.

pikin fian sei sikarat apa.
Fia's pad is on the structure.

samat na kuini inaku sa dakat.
The man owns a lamp.

simani so aipam samat na inui.
The wolf chases the man.

fia sei bumei bo' no utu'.
Fia sits on the log.


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