lemÌc. Lemizh grammar and dictionary

Exercise 8 in unit 11

In translating ‘Fantasy is as thin as air’, how would we include the information that fantasy and air are very thin?

Solution

ìlfx pqxaryÌ ykÌm cÌwbilm.
dense-cons1 fantasy-acc-acc2 air-acc-qualacc2 1/8-acc-qualcons2.
(The numeral has to be in the qualitative case; otherwise the sentence would mean ‘There is hardly a density of fantasy like the one of air; it is hardly the case that fantasy is as thin as air’. If this doesn’t make sense, try turning the numeral into the main predicate with an inversion.)