Q. rámar sisílala “the wings shining”

Q. rámar sisílala, “the wings shining”

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The twelfth line of the Markirya poem (MC/222). The first word is the plural of ráma “wing” followed by the active-participle (“-ing”) of the verb sisíla- “to shine”.

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

ráma-r sisíla-la = “*wing-(plural) shin-ing”

Reference ✧ MC/222 ✧ “the wings shining”

Elements

ráma “wing” plural ✧ MC/222 (rámar)
sisíla- “to shine (frequentative)” active-participle ✧ MC/222 (sisílala)

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ᴱQ. rámali tíne “the wings shining”

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The eleventh line of the Oilima Markirya poem (MC/213). The first word is the plural of ráma “wing”, followed by the “bare stem” infinitive of the verb tini- “to shine” 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:

rámali tíne = “*wings shining”

Reference ✧ MC/213 ✧ “the wings shining”

Elements

ráma “wing; arm” plural ✧ MC/213 (rámali)
tini- “to shine (as a star), gleam” infinitive ✧ MC/213 (tíne)

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