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Re: Some Mujai Idioms

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Sunday, December 9, 2001, 7:14
Quoting Matthew Pearson <Matthew.Pearson@...>:

> No idioms to contribute right now, but I just wanted to say that I'm > very proud of the Tokana word for obsidian, "ehunmehtilas" > [E.hun.mEh.ti.'las]. It means "midnight glass".
I've been meaning to ask you about this: where'd you get the coda /h/? Is there a story behind that? (Navaho has that.) ===================================================================== Thomas Wier <trwier@...> <> "...koruphàs hetéras hetére:isi prosápto:n / Dept. of Linguistics mú:tho:n mè: teléein atrapòn mían..." University of Chicago "To join together diverse peaks of thought / 1010 E. 59th Street and not complete one road that has no turn" Chicago, IL 60637 Empedocles, _On Nature_, on speculative thinkers