Q. ëar falastala, “the sea surging”

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The tenth line of the Markirya poem (MC/222). The first word is ëar “sea” followed by the active-participle (“-ing”) of the verb falasta- “to surge”.

Decomposition: Broken into its constituent elements, this phrase would be:

ëar falasta-la = “*sea surg-ing”

Reference ✧ MC/222 ✧ “the sea surging”

Elements

ëar “sea” ✧ MC/222.0701
falasta- “to foam, surge” active-participle ✧ MC/222.0702 (falastala)

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ᴱQ. vea falastane “the sea surging”

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The ninth line of the Oilima Markirya poem (MC/213). The first word is vea² “sea”, followed by the “bare stem” infinitive of the verb falasta- “to surge” as suggested by Gilson, Welden, and Hostetter (PE16/84, notes on line #10 and #11), apparently functioning as either an active-participle or a verbal object.

Decomposition: Broken into its constituent elements, this phrase would be:

vea falasta-ne = “*sea surg-ing”

Reference ✧ MC/213 ✧ “the sea surging”

Elements

vea² “sea” ✧ MC/213.2701
falasta- “to surge, make a sound like surf” infinitive ✧ MC/213.2702 (falastane)

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