ᴱQ. ve maiwin qaine “like gulls wailing”

⚠️ᴱQ. ve maiwin quainë “like gulls wailing”

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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)

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