Ci Li Tayiino?: Using Postpositions

The following is a short passage that I wrote in order to give an example of how to used postpositions, the Arawakan equivalent of prepositions. It is also the first post written according to the orthography page recently posted.

How to read the article:

  • Postpositions are in italics.
  • Bolded words are from other Arawakan languages (I.e. I couldn’t find a Taino cognate).
  • Underlined words are words that I created from Taino words according to the grammar rules that I have been posting.
  • The first passage is Taino, the second passage is a literal translation, and the third is a translation of the meanings.

Ci li Tayiino?

Li Tayiino aba egeri Bodigken, to Bahama, Kiskeya, Ayiti, Cuba, abo Hamaika oriya. Tayiino bajia nbo’iyodaka to Gvrao Qatuyokenbi to Kalinako Qasabarabi bura. To ajiyakowona “Tayiino” yamoka ajiyakowonabi oriya: Tayii abo No. Egeri, Lukayo, abo Sibonei bajia idibi noma harai natuhatowa li Tayiino. Li Tayiino najiyahu tatuhatowa noma Tayii bata Tayiino.

Who the Taino?

The Taino a people Borinken, the Bahamas, Quiskeya, Haiti, Cuba, and Jamaica from. Tainos also used to inhabit the small Antilles the Kalinago Battles before. The term “Taino” two words from: Good and the Masculine Plural. Ingeri, Lucayo, and Ciboney also names by which they are known the Taino. The Taino their language it is known by Good or Taino.

Who Are the Taino?

The Taino are a people from Borinken, the Bahamas, Quiskeya, Haiti, Cuba, and Jamaica. Taino also used to inhabit the Lesser Antilles before the Kalinago Battles. The term “Taino” comes from two words: Good and the Masculine Plural. Ingeri, Lucayo, and Ciboney also are names by which the Taino are known. The Taino language is known  by Good or Taino.

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