ᴱQ. tollalinta ruste “upon crumbling hills”

⚠️ᴱQ. tollalinta rustë, “upon crumbling hills”

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The twenty fourth line of the Oilima Markirya poem (MC/214). The first word is the allative plural form of the noun tolla “hill” followed by the plural form of the adjective rusta “crumbling”.

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

tolla-li-nta rust-e = “*hill-(plural)-upon crumbling-(plural)”

Reference ✧ MC/214 ✧ “upon crumbling hills”

Elements

tolda “hill (with a flat top), hill top; town on a hill” allative plural ✧ MC/214 (tollalinta)
rusta “broken” plural ✧ MC/214 (ruste)

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