VI. Senior. Well, I hear that you have made such way in Manchu, that you are beginning to speak it quite correctly.
Junior. Nonsense! I understand it, certainly, when I hear it spoken, but it will be sometime yet before I can speak it myself. It is not only that I can't go right through with a piece of conversation of any length like other people, but I can't even string half a dozen sentences together.
manjurarangge Verbal Noun (21) of manjurambi to speak Manchu
tucikebi Indef. Past (10) of tucimbi to come forth
niyalmai man, with gen. affix i
gisurere Fut. Part. (5) of gisurembi to speak
be accusative affix
ulhire Fut. (5) of ulhimbi to understand
beye body, self
gisureme Ger. (3) of gisurembi to speak
oron interval, place
unde not yet, oron unde not yet time, too early
gūwai other, with gen. affix i
adali like, similar
fiyelen chapter, piece, fiyelen fiyeleni connectedly
gisureme Inf. (3) of gisurembi to speak
muerakū Fut. (3) of mutembi to be able, with akū not
sere Fut. (5) of sembi to say
anggala not only
i adverbial particle, emu sirani uninterruptedly
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