Hanleni halsen (introduction)

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Harav limârth bur hales nan büntth.
Lif älan afkuortot etmes paol.
Rin dhügon satrát uir baisbramrür nainn.
Üodel navek dùqadh hales nanvar ke tadh?


Important matters (the ones) the bird's song tells.
The heron's coat gets cleaned in dew.
With fearful respect the lark praises the evening sky.
But do the spirits (of nature) fully understand the bird's singing?


Harav     limârth bur    hales  nan  büntth.
important things  say.3s bird's song them.REL

Lif  älan afkuortot   etmes   paol.
from dew  clean.MV.3s heron's coat

Rin  dhügon  satrát    uir  baisbramrür nainn.
with respect praise.3s lark evening.LOC sky.ACC

Üodel navek         dùqadh      hales  nanvar  ke  tadh?
fully understand.3p spirits.GRP bird's singing QST however

     

Abbreviations

LOC = locative case
ACC = accusative case
QST = yes-no question
MV = middle voice
REL = relative (resumptive here) pronoun

The exact meaning of some roots

harav: important, serious, grave (no negative connotation), transcendental
limârth: things, issues, topics
lift: from, based on, using
rin: with, having
dhügon: respect, religious "fear"
dùqadh: the spirits of Nature, the natural forces, Nature as a lot of forces
nanvar: singing (noun), song


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