ᴱQ. falma pustane “the foam blowing”

⚠️ᴱQ. falma pustanë “the foam blowing”

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The tenth line of the Oilima Markirya poem (MC/213). The first word is falma “foam”, followed by the “bare stem” infinitive of the verb pusta- “to blow” 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:

falma pusta-ne = “*foam blow-ing”

Reference ✧ MC/213 ✧ “the foam blowing”


falma “foam, wave” ✧ MC/213
#pusta- “to blow” active-participle ✧ MC/213 (pustane)

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