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Clear the Table

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 5, 2006, 16:13
Quite suddenly this morning the expression "clear the table"
occurred to me & I realized that there were two ways of expressing
the idea:

1. clear the table of the dishes.
2. clear the dishes off (of) the table.

Of course, this would work with other nouns as well, e.g., snow &

Once I "discovered" this I immediately wanted to know how I would
express it in Senjecas.  Would I "empty" the table of the dishes
or "remove" the dishes from the table?  I decided to go
with "remove," which is "dûûra" in Senjecas.

dûûra = t.v. remove, take-, -off, -away, -out, omit, detach, skim,
clear [the dishes, the snow, etc. (from, éjha)]; eliminate; elide;
forgive, pardon, excuse, spare, absolve (from, éjha).

jh = /j-0/

she is clearing the table.
she table from dishes removes

n-us éðleep-ôsïo éjha pêlc-on dûûr-a. from remove-IND.

Anyone on the list have other ways to express this?



Eugene Oh <un.doing@...>
taliesin the storyteller <taliesin-conlang@...>