Friday, June 5, 2009

Palåbran 06/05/09: Hun

Hun: (marker) Quotative marker. Used to distinguish a reported statement from a statement known to be fact. Usually placed after the predicate to establish the tone of the sentence, but never before the predicate.

Note: You can get a similar meaning by using ilek-ña (he/she said), except that with hun the speaker is simply reporting the information, taking no responsibility for its veracity.


"Ya-ña hun åtulai." = "He said that he likes mackerel."
"Mambisisita gue' hun gi as Maria." = "She said that she was visiting Maria's place."
"Ilek-ña hun na para u hånao para i gipot." = "He said that he was going to go to the party."

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