Tatari Faran: the Language of Fara


McGuffey Primer

Jataran jiraheibikas te' (Lesson XI)

Picture of a Cat spying on a Hen and her Eggs

mei sei ako' burut.
This is a fat chicken.

ako' kei sasarai kinta' no sipan imi tsi.
The chicken builds a nest in the wooden box.

tara' kei somata iko' sei kinta' no ubun.
She lays eggs in the nest.

kauhi nei hamra iko' kei aram. niara' epan kauhi nei iko' sei.
A cat sees the eggs. The cat can steal the eggs.

Jataran bunaheibikas te' (Lesson XII)

Picture of a Hen and her Eggs, and a Wolf Cub chasing a Fox

tsin'ui meman nei ako' sei tasa epan ta?
Can the old fox catch the chicken?

tasa epan tsin'ui nei ako' sei.
The fox can catch the chicken.

niara' epan ei tsin'ui nei iko' kinta' imi sei misuen.
The fox can steal the eggs which are in the nest.

aipam tsitanis tse sa. tasa henan da tsin'ui sei busai.
Run, Tsitanis! And catch the fox.

Jataran di'aheibikas te' (Lesson XIII)

Picture of Nasi looking at the Ducks in the Pond

nasi sei asira ipai.
Nasi is at the Pond.

huu na hamra hausi asira apa kei aram.
I see the ducks on the pond.

nasi nei hamra hausi kei aram, hena kei tampa hara tirap so fei nei tuu.
Nasi sees the ducks, and will throw tidbits to them.

tasa beman tara' nei hausi sei.
She cannot catch the ducks.

Jataran ni'aheibikas te' (Lesson XIV)

Picture of Maraa guiding an Old Blind Man

hamra beman tukaan tara' na.
That old man cannot see.

tara' sa hibis pampa.
He is blind.

maraa kei katai pika tara'is so itara' tuhanai'i no man.
Maraa holds his hand to guide him.

tara' kei mi'itai tukaan hibis na suri.
She shows kindness to the blind old man.

Jataran dibikas te' itumain (Lesson XV—Review)

huu na hamra hausi asira apa kei aram.
I see the ducks which are in the pond.

daiman ka tampa hara tirap so fei nei tuu.
Daiman will throw tidbits to them.

daiman sa hibis pampa.
Daiman is blind.

tara' na bana sipan so pika ara ikat.
He holds a wooden box with his hand.

nasi kei mi'itai tara' sa suri.
Nasi shows kindness to him.

ako' meman mikei sasari kinta' no tsi.
This old chicken builds a nest.

maraa sei pamra hara, henan dei niara' iko' sei misuen.
Maraa will run, and steal eggs.


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