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examples illustrating head-marking

The hyphens in these examples are purely for clarity, and would be usually be omitted.

Phollgn English
rkst r-pholl the man speaks
kst mlt r-n-qrdh the person rows the boat
ml mell r-n-llar the ship reaches the port
ml tk-ri r-n-esct the ship strikes the rocks
ml tk-ri ra-n-esct the rocks strike the ship
mlri tkr ra-n-esct the ships strike the rocks
tkr mlr ra-n-esct the rocks strike the ships

Note that the last two examples rely on word order. Because the subject and object are indicated by word order, these would often be abbreviated to use a generic 'plural' indicator:

mlr tkr r-esct

tkr mlr r-esct

Literary Example: iQurdhephgn Aghost Phollaghont

The Journeyings of the Prophet Aghost

In the original Phollgn, with an accompanying literal translation, followed by a free translation.

1.

tor ky ts r-dhe,
(The) road which we [PERSONAL-SUBJ] walk,

nagha ts r-dhe;
alone we [PERSONAL-SUBJ] walk

kst ph rf dhe
person-none it to walk

r-n-lis sth ts.
[PERSONAL-SUBJ] [INANIMATE-OBJ] is able for us.


1.

The road we walk,
We walk alone,
None else can walk it for us.