Q. ve tauri lillassië “like leaves of forests”

Q. ve tauri lillassië, “like leaves of forests”

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The fifteenth line of the Markirya poem (MC/222). The first word is ve¹ “like”, followed the plural of taurë “forest” and the plural of the adjective lillassëa “having many leaves”, in agreement with the noun.

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

ve taur-i lillass-ië = “*like forest-(plural) manyleaved-(plural)”

Reference ✧ MC/222 ✧ “like leaves of forests”

Elements

ve¹ “as, like, similar, after the manner [of]” ✧ MC/222
taurë “forest, (great) wood” plural ✧ MC/222 (tauri)
lillassëa “having many leaves” plural ✧ MC/222 (lillassië)

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ᴱQ. taurelasselindon “like leaves of forests”

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The fourteenth phrase of the Oilima Markirya poem (second version) (MC/213), and the tenth phrase of the first version of the Oilima Markirya poem (MC/220). It is a compound word, a combination of taure “forest” and the adverbial plural form of lasse “leaf”.

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

taure-lasse-li-ndon = “*forest-leaf-(plural)-like”

Conceptual Development: This phrase first appeared in the fourth draft of the first version of this poem (OM1d: PE16/62) and remained the same thereafter.

References ✧ MC/213, 220; PE16/62, 72, 74

Glosses

Variations

Elements

taure “forest” ✧ MC/213; MC/220; PE16/62; PE16/72; PE16/74
lasse “leaf; petal” similative plural ✧ MC/213 (lasselindon); MC/220 (lasselindon); PE16/62 (lasselindon); PE16/72 (lässelindon); PE16/74 (lasselindon)

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ᴱQ. taurelasselindon² “with noise like leaves of forests”

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See ᴱQ. taurelasselindon for discussion.

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