ᴱQ. telume lungane “the heavens bending”

⚠️ᴱQ. telume lunganë “the heavens bending”

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The twenty third line of the Oilima Markirya poem (MC/214). The first word is the noun telume “heavens” followed by the “bare stem” infinitive form of the verb lunga(na)- “to bend”, 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:

telume lunga-ne = “*heavens bend-ing”

Reference ✧ MC/214 ✧ “the heavens bending”


telume “the heavens, (vault of) heaven, firmament” ✧ MC/214
lunga(na)- “to sag, bend (down), hang heavy, lean” active-participle ✧ MC/214 (lungane)

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