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Kaltxì is not a noun
« on: January 07, 2020, 02:34:17 pm »
I recently emailed Karyu Pawl with several questions concerning describing the noun-component of si-verbs.
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These are some tricky questions you’ve posed—but certainly important ones. I need to think about them a bit before I respond definitively.

While the answers to those questions may come in time, there was this definitive bit of information provided:

Original Question: Is kaltxì a valid noun for "a greeting"? kaltxì si is the only example of a si-verb where there is no corresponding noun or adjective. We all know kaltxì functions as an interjection, in the same way that irayo functions as an interjection, however irayo is also an attested noun for thanks/a thanking [which forms irayo si], where kaltxì is not.

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For now, though, I’ll just say that kaltxì can’t be used as the noun for ‘greeting.’ We need a different word for that. (I’ll add it to my list. )

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Re: Kaltxì is not a noun
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2020, 03:33:15 pm »
Thanks for posting this here :) and thanks again for compiling and sending out those questions!

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Re: Kaltxì is not a noun
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2020, 05:15:16 pm »
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Re: Kaltxì is not a noun
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2020, 05:17:19 pm »
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Re: Kaltxì is not a noun
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Re: Kaltxì is not a noun
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2020, 06:09:55 pm »
Currently, the closest comparable word is oìsss- an interjection that also has a corresponding si-verb.

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Re: Kaltxì is not a noun
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2020, 06:41:02 pm »
Oìsss might be a "pseudonoun" too

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Re: Kaltxì is not a noun
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Re: Kaltxì is not a noun
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2020, 06:46:39 pm »
Let's place "bets" on what would be 'greeting' in Na'vi

tìkxì? :P

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Re: Kaltxì is not a noun
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2020, 06:53:41 pm »
Let's place "bets" on what would be 'greeting' in Na'vi

tìkxì? :P
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