ᴱQ. man tenuva súru laustane? “Who shall hear the wind roaring?”

⚠️ᴱQ. man tenuva súru laustane?, “Who shall hear the wind roaring?”

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The thirteenth line of the Oilima Markirya poem (MC/213). The first word is man “who”, followed by the future tense of the verb ten- “to hear”. The object of the phrase is súru “wind” with the “bare stem” infinitive form of the verb lausta-² “to roar”, as suggested by Gilson, Welden, and Hostetter (PE16/84, notes on line #10 and #11), apparently functioning as either an active-participle or a verbal object.

Decomposition: Broken into its constituent elements, this phrase would be:

man ten-uva súru lausta-ne = “*who hear-(future) wind roar-ing”

Reference ✧ MC/213 ✧ man tenuva súru laustane “Who shall hear the wind roaring?”


man “who” ✧ MC/213
#ten- “to hear” future ✧ MC/213 (tenuva)
súru “air-spirit; wind, gale” ✧ MC/213
lausta-² “to roar, rush [making a rushing sound]” active-participle ✧ MC/213 (laustane)

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