ᴱQ. ve maiwin qaine “like gulls wailing”
The fourth line of the Oilima Markirya poem (MC/213). The first word is the preposition ve “like” followed by the nominative plural of the noun maiwe “gull” and the plural form of the adjective qaina “wailing”.
Decomposition: Broken into its constituent elements, this phrase would be:
ve maiw-i-n qain-e = “*like gull-(plural)-(nominative) wailing-(plural)”
Reference ✧ MC/213 ✧ “like gulls wailing”
|ve||“as, like”||✧ MC/213|
|máwe||“gull, seamew”||nominative plural||✧ MC/213 (maiwin)|
|#qaina||“wailing”||plural||✧ MC/213 (qaine)|