Ainu Grammar

Ainu Grammar

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...existence. Itak, to speak. Itak katu, language. Shik-o, to open the eyes. Shik-o katu, birth. 43.--The word kalu means, "shape," "form," "mode," "way.' Tims, an kalu might be translated by "mode of being," itak kalu by "way of speaking," an-d shik-o kalu by " manner of birth." 44.--When a verb is immediately followed by the compound word ambe, the two together should, in some cases, be translated by a single noun. Take, for instance, the following examples: --VERBS. NOUNS. An, to be. An ambe, entity. Itak, to speak. Itak ambe, a saying. Shik-o, to open the eyes. Shik-o ambe, a birth (lit. an opening of I he eyes). Section 6.--Proper Nouns. 45.--The following are a few examples of the way in which proper ncuns are formed: --46.--Names of the Gods. (These are given according to their order of dignity and importance). Tokap chup Kamui, the sun god; the sun itself; (lit. Day luminary Deity). Kunne chup Kamui, the moon god; the moon; (lit. Black luminary Deity). Wakka-ush Kamui, the goddess of water; (lit. Watery Deity). Clmvash ekot mat, the goddess of the mouths of rivers; (lit. The female possessor of the places where fresh and salt waters mingle). Kamui huchi, the goddess of fire; (lit. the Deity grandmother or old woman.) Shi-acha Kamui, a sea-god; not worshipped; (lit. Wild Uncle Deity). Mo-acha Kamui, a sea-god; worshipped; (lit. Quiet uncle Deity). Shi-acha and mo-acha are together termed Rep un Kamui, the gods of the sea. 47.--ATames of Men. Ekash oka Ainu, the heir of the An-cients. Hawe riri Ainu, the eloquent man. Nupeki san Ainu, the sender down of light. 48.--Names of Women. Ikayup, the quiver. Konru san, the sender down of ice. Shine ne mat, the belle. Shuke mat, the female...
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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236628187
  • 9781236628183