Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Moten Word for the Day

ipe|lastu|l /ipe̞ʎastuʎ/, verb: “to show; to reveal”

Yeah, couldn’t find anything better. Vepe|ne ! ;)

As promised, this one is slightly more interesting than the previous compound. First, it is a verb-verb compound, something that speakers of European languages won’t be very familiar with. It’s also a dvandva compound, i.e. a compound where both elements are at the same level and are connected with a notional “and”.

It is formed by adding ipe|laj: “to see, to watch” to istu|l. The resulting verb ipe|lastu|l literally means “to summon and see”, which is basically what “showing” or “revealing” is (calling someone so that they can see something :) ).

Verb-verb compounds are common in Moten, so don’t be surprised if you see a few more appearing in this series, or even afterwards ;).


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