Finngreek Phrases (February 2022)

This post focuses on building Finngreek reading comprehension through 10 sentences.

It is important to distinguish the grammar of Finngreek from the grammar of Helleno-Uralic theory: Finngreek grammar can be artificial and simplified. The Uralic and Greek texts are not grammatically correct: They are just rough guidelines for comparison, and for help with comprehension for Uralic and Greek speakers. Please consult the Helleno-Uralic academic draft, as well as previous posts, for etymological information regarding the Finngreek terms.

The English translations can be polysemic for the same term across sentences, as discussed in Helleno-Uralic proposals; and the English word order matches the Finngreek word order.

Line 1: Uralic (source languages)
Line 2: Finngreek
Line 3: Greek
Line 4: English

1. *puna *ora ripisee *tāllës (FU, FP, Fi., S)
purrā́ ourā́ ripízei thallό
πυρρά ουρά ριπίζει θαλλό
(the) red squirrel rustles (the) foliage

2. liian jalo suomalainen rutisee *melä (Fi., Fi., Fi., Fi., FP)
lían íaro sō̂ma rothízei mḗlǣ

λίαν ίαρο σώμα ροθίζει μήλη
(the) exceedingly strong person dashes (the) oar

3. harva korák ripisee harva kínde (F, Ma., Fi., F, Ma.)
harvó koráki ripízei harvá krīthḗ
αρβό κοράκι ριπίζει αρβά κριθή
(the) thin crow winnows (the) loose grain

4. *puna *nojta harva šərgəžéš (FU, FU, F, Ma.)
purrā́ noītā́ harvá sarkázei
πυρρά νοητά αρβά σαρκάζει
(the) redheaded seer seldom smiles

8. kəlgá *ora *luke jalo helmi (Ma., FP, FU, Fi., Fi.)
glyká ourā́ logéei iaró ħrē̂ma
γλυκά ουρά λογέει ιαρό χρήμα
(the) sweet squirrel counts (the) excellent treasure

5. asám suomalainen vargəžéš mut (Ma., Fi., Ma., Ma.)
ásāmo sō̂ma varkázei mûtho
άσαμο σώμα βαρκάζει μύθο
(the) nonsensical person barbarizes (the) speech

6. korák, áge *ājtëlës helmi (Ma., Ma., S, Fi.)
koráki, áge aídēlo ħrē̂ma
κοράκι, άγε αίδηλο χρήμα
raven, plunder (the) hidden treasure

7. *nojta *wala- *wojke kínde (FU, WU, WU, Ma.)
noītā́, válle woikeía krīthḗ
νοητά, βάλλε οικεία κριθή
seer, pour the suitable grain

9. kisá *iśɜ- asám mut (Ma., CU, Ma., Ma.)
kíssa iǐ́zei ásāmo mûtho
κίσσα ιύζει άσαμο μύθο
(the) bluebird shouts (the) unintelligible word

10. *ājtëlës šərgəžmáš uké liian (S, Ma., Ma., Fi.)
aídēlos sarkazmós oukí lían
αίδηλος σαρκασμός ουκί λίαν
(the) hidden smile (is) not excessive