ᴱQ. vea falastane “the sea surging”

⚠️ᴱQ. vëa falastanë “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”


vea² “sea” ✧ MC/213
falasta- “to surge, make a sound like surf” active-participle ✧ MC/213 (falastane)

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