Thursday, May 31, 2012

Word of the Day #4

Xoxoiaqanaimoie' - "Some of the people shouted more than once."
Literal translation: "Person no person shouted more than once."

Language: Cradle Kuti wane
Cradle Kuti wane is the oddball in the Kuti wane family. Not only does it retain the original click consonants from Mikutiam wane, which went away in all of the other daughter languages. It's also a synthetic language, whereas its siblings are all fairly isolating. Also, its syntax is SVO instead of VSO. It has, though, lost case marking, just like its siblings, making it an analytic language.

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