Tatari Faran: the Language of Fara


McGuffey Primer

Jataran jiraribikas te' (Lesson XVI)

Picture of Misuu and Fia with a Doll

misuu nei kuini bibi sei dakat.
Misuu owns a doll.

bibi nei kira kuesura fana sei esan.
The doll is given a new doll dress.

misuu kei sabaa nifia ibibi katai'i no aman.
Misuu allows Fia to hold the doll.

misuu kei mi'itai fia nei suri.
Misuu shows kindness to Fia.

Jataran bunaribikas te' (Lesson XVII)

Picture of a Cat spying on a Bird's Nest

tsuinit sei kuen ata.
The songbird is on top of the tree.

fei kei sasarai kinta' no kapi ipai tsi.
She builds a nest there.

kinta' ipai tsuni iko' pikas so ira.
In the nest are five eggs.

niara' be kinta' ko.
Do not steal from the nest.

tsuinit kei nikauhi i'iko' niara'i no sabaa ta?
Does the songbird allow the cat to steal the eggs?

Jataran di'aribikas te' (Lesson XVIII)

Picture of Misuu and her pet Bird

mei sei tsuinit i'ei'a ai.
This is a pet songbird.

mei sei tanap kuebuta' fana ipai tsi.
She lives in the miniature house.

mei sei uenai nipika misuus ifitap no atsitsit no ei ia.
She likes to land on Misuu's hand and chirp.

misuu kei tsi'ai tsuinit i'ei'a tara'an nei jinai.
Misuu loves her pet songbird.

huu ka tsi'ai ei mei nei jinai.
I also love her.

Jataran ni'aribikas te' (Lesson XIX)

Picture of Children playing

tse nei ijibin tsaijinin do hamra ta?
Do you see the children playing?

ai, hamra aram. pikas tara'is tsuni ira.
Yes, I see. There are five of them.

daiman sa busan miin, hena sa pamra tsat be.
Daiman is fat, and cannot run fast.

tsatitai epan natua sa tara' na.
Natua can catch up to him.

huu ka uenai nijibin itsaijin janan no ia.
I like to watch the playing of the children.

Jataran kuanas te' itumain (Lesson XX—Review)

misuu nei kuini bibi sei tsuinit i'ei'a si'ei dakat.
Misuu owns a doll and a pet songbird.

bibi tara'an nei mena kuesura fana sei tupenai si'ei jujut.
Her doll is wearing a new toy dress and a shawl.

misuu kei tsi'ai maraa nei jinai, hena kei sabaa nimaraa ibibi katai'i no aman.
Misuu loves Maraa, and lets Maraa hold the doll.

tsuinit i'ei'a sei tanap kuebuta' ipai tsi.
The pet songbird lives in the miniature house.

misuu sei maraa si'ei kibat kuebuta' iri man; tsuinit kei hena tsitsit hara isin.
Misuu and Maraa stand around the miniature house, and the songbird will chirp.

hetsuinit sei tsuni kuen ata asira iri ira.
The songbirds are on top of the tree by the pond.

tse na tsuinit kei hamra ta?
Can you see the songbirds?

ai. pikas feis sei kinta' imi ai.
Yes. There are five of them in the nest.

daiman na niara' be kinta' tsuinitan ko.
Daiman does not steal from the songbirds' nest.

daiman sa mi'ai suri.
Daiman is kind.


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