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kawtu vs. *kepo
« on: February 26, 2010, 07:35:00 pm »
Kaltxì, ma smuk.  So... why is it that "nothing" is ke'u but "no one" is kawtu instead of *kepo?  And then, if "no one" uses -tu, then why for the love of Eywa is "everyone" frapo and not *fratu?  Ke- vs. kaw-, -tu vs. -po...  Am i missing something?
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Re: kawtu vs. *kepo
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2010, 12:23:22 pm »
ketu = not-person

kawtu <- ke-awtu = not-one person


as for frapo not fratu, just a little inconsistency.
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Re: kawtu vs. *kepo
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2010, 04:04:49 pm »
*Sigh*  Fair enough.  =P
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