Rou Soulatlouy - Gouts walaqh (good morning)

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Gouts walaqh!*Good morning!
1. Gawu rri’rayughurruk. [DP-kt]
Gawu dirayaqh diruwilhari’. [WaB?-gr]
dawn (“it [daylight] starts to get near”)
2. Hiyu vi’shaqh. [EB-gr]I woke up.
3. Hiyu vi’shush. [EB-gr]I woke you up.
4. Hiyu wishaqilh.[BJ-gr]
Hi gou gou’nilh. [DP-kt]
S/he/they woke up.
5. Rra’lhuli’![DP-kt]
Rralha’li’! [WaB-gr]
Rralhe’li’! [JJ-gr]
Rralhe’ligh! [EB-gr]
Get up!
6. Shou hinarr rralhu’li’! [WaB-gr]Let’s get up!
7. Gou’ tsek qa nalhu’li’. [WaB-gr]That child/those children haven’t gotten up yet.
8. Shouwa rruqhi qa nalhulilh? [WaB-gr]Why doesn’t s/he get up?
9. Wala hi nalhililh. [BJ-gr]In the morning s/he got up.
10. Rrougurrut qhili walaqh. [DP-kt]I slept late this morning.
11. Gawa genuwou’l! [WaB-gr]Make the bed!
12. Kupt du’tighulisugh! [EB-gr]Brush your teeth!
13. Wu gachwelhighurroushigh![JJ-gr]
Va gachvelhighurrou’shi! [DP-kt]
Go wash your face!

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