ᴱQ. ala hui oilimaite “*before the last night”
The repeated thirteenth, fourteenth and sixteenth phrases (lines 24, 25 and 27) of the intermediate version of the Oilima Markirya poem (PE16/77). The first word is ala³ “before” followed by hui “night” and oilimaite “last”. This phrase corresponds to phrase in the English translations of the poem LA2a-LA2b (PE16/68-9): “before the last night”.
Decomposition: Broken into its constituent elements, this phrase would be:
ala hui oilimaite = “*before night last”
Conceptual Development: The second word “night” was first written fuin (line 24) or fui (lines 25 and 27).
References ✧ PE16/77
|ala³||“beyond, after; before”||✧ PE16/77; PE16/77; PE16/77|
|hui||“dark, murk, fog; night, evening”||✧ PE16/77; PE16/77; PE16/77|
|oilimaite||“final, ultimate, last”||✧ PE16/77; PE16/77; PE16/77|
ᴱQ. ala hui oilimaite² “*before the last night”
ᴱQ. ala hui oilimaite³ “*before the last night”