ᴱQ. kalma histane “the light fading”

⚠️ᴱQ. calma histanë “the light fading”

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The twelfth line of the Oilima Markirya poem (MC/213). The first word is kalma “light”, followed by the “bare stem” infinitive of the verb hista- “to fade” 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:

kalma hista-ne = “*light fad-ing”

Reference ✧ MC/213 ✧ “the light fading”


kalma “(day)light; candle” ✧ MC/213
#hista- “to fade” active-participle ✧ MC/213 (histane)

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