'Hanti', to live or to blossom?
|Date:||Saturday, April 28, 2001, 22:45|
If you were talking about plants that flowered or did not flower, you would
use vocabulary that specifically related to plants.
The verb 'hanti' is largely used to mean 'to live' and is only used as
'flowering' because of its connection with the word 'hanto' (flower).
If you needed to specify 'the flower is blossoming' as opposed to meaning
'the flower is living', I am sure you could make the meaning clear by using
a word like 'thriving' ie 'the flower is thriving' or to put it in clear cut
words: 'the flower is growing up' or 'the flower is maturing' or 'the flower
is developing' or 'the flower is producing larger petals/leaves' etc.