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12 [twelve]

Beverages

 


12 [пшIыкIутIу]

Шъонхэр

 

 
I drink tea.
Сэ щай сешъо.
Sje shhaj sesho.
I drink coffee.
Сэ кофе сешъо.
Sje kofe sesho.
I drink mineral water.
Сэ минералыпс сешъо.
Sje mineralyps sesho.
 
 
 
 
Do you drink tea with lemon?
О лимон хэлъэу щай уешъуа?
O limon hjeljeu shhaj ueshua?
Do you drink coffee with sugar?
О шъоущыгъу хэлъэу кофе уешъуа?
O shoushhygu hjeljeu kofe ueshua?
Do you drink water with ice?
О мыл хэлъэу псы уешъуа?
O myl hjeljeu psy ueshua?
 
 
 
 
There is a party here.
Мыщ чэщдэс щыIа?
Myshh chjeshhdjes shhyIa?
People are drinking champagne.
ЦIыфхэр шампанскэм ешъох.
CIyfhjer shampanskjem eshoh.
People are drinking wine and beer.
ЦIыфхэр санэ ыкIи пивэ ешъох.
CIyfhjer sanje ykIi pivje eshoh.
 
 
 
 
Do you drink alcohol?
О шъон кIуачIэ уешъуа?
O shon kIuachIje ueshua?
Do you drink whisky / whiskey (am.)?
О виски уешъуа?
O viski ueshua?
Do you drink Coke with rum?
О ром хэтэу колэ уешъуа?
O rom hjetjeu kolje ueshua?
 
 
 
 
I do not like champagne.
Сэ шампанскэр сикIасэп.
Sje shampanskjer sikIasjep.
I do not like wine.
Сэ санэр сикIасэп.
Sje sanjer sikIasjep.
I do not like beer.
Сэ пивэр сикIасэп.
Sje pivjer sikIasjep.
 
 
 
 
The baby likes milk.
Сабыим щэр икIас.
Sabyim shhjer ikIas.
The child likes cocoa and apple juice.
КIэлэцIыкIум какао ыкIи мыIэрысэпс икIас.
KIjeljecIykIum kakao ykIi myIjerysjeps ikIas.
The woman likes orange and grapefruit juice.
Бзылъфыгъэм апельсиныпс ыкIи грейпфрутыпс икIас.
Bzylfygjem apel'sinyps ykIi grejpfrutyps ikIas.
 
 
 
 
 

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Signs as language

People created languages in order to communicate. Even the deaf or hard of hearing have their own language. It's sign language, the basic language of all hearing impaired people. It is made up of combined symbols. This makes it a visual language, or "visible". So is sign language understood on an international level? No, even signing has different national languages. Every country has its own sign language. And it is influenced by the culture of the country. Because language always evolves from culture. This is also true with languages that aren't spoken. There is, however, an international sign language. But its signs are somewhat more complicated. Nevertheless, national sign languages do resemble one another. Many signs are iconic. They are oriented towards the form of the objects they represent. The most widely used sign language is American Sign Language. Sign languages are recognized as fully-fledged languages. They have their own grammar. But it is different from the grammar of spoken languages. As a result, sign language can't be translated word for word. There are, however, sign language interpreters. Information is simultaneously communicated with sign language. That means that a single sign can express a whole sentence. There are also dialects in sign language. Regional particularities have their own signs. And every sign language has its own intonation. It's true for signs too: Our accent reveals our origin!

 


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