In a hole in the ground…

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.
Rumalh Pochalh hal kstau Dhemaral (dhan Maral).
Rum-alh         Poch-alh             hal          kst-au                    Dhemaral
hole-INE        ground-INE       EXIST    live-PST.PFV       midget

Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole,
Odomme Rum marem kua hus mulaz.
Odon-me                        Rum                      mar-em                               kua      hus       mulaz
but.DS-unexpected      hole.NOM            NEG-COP.PST.PFV          dirty    nasty    wet

filled with the ends of worms
dime dlu Pochnérav oidau mor
di-me                             dlu     Poch-né-ra-v                              oidau                      mor
and.SS-unexpected    PL      earth-flexible-piece-ACC         have.PST.IPV       NEG

and an oozy smell
iamos chelhime mir.
iamos       Ches-lhim-e                             mir
or              rot-smell.of-PST.PFV            NEG

nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole
Ezkisi ca Rum marem roch gaisde guone.
ez-kisi        ca                       Rum                  mar-em                                roch     gaisde  guone
but-also     DEM.NOM      hole.NOM       NEG-COP.PST.PFV           bare     dry        sandy

with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat:
Kisime aupstes manza
kisi-me                          aupste-s            manza
also-unexpected          warm-ADV       sit.PST.IPFV

di dreve thnen
di                 dreve         thn-en
and.SS        happily     eat-PST.IPFV 

it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.
To em Dhemaral Rum,
to                     em                             Dhemaral         Rum
3S.N.NOM    COP.PST.PFV         midget.GEN     hole.NOM

ukué Aupstesos tov oive.
ukué             Aupstesos            to-v                   oive
therefore     comfort.NOM     3.S.N-ACC      characterize.PRS

 

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