[Lexicog] Unusual Lexical Expressions

Wayne Leman wayne_leman at SIL.ORG
Tue May 25 03:05:59 UTC 2004

This is interesting: Cheyenne has the same verb, which means to eat
something with something else, for instance, to eat bread with butter on it,
or a hamburger with condiments on it. I came across the verb this winter,
rather by accident.

Wayne Leman
Cheyenne website: http://www.geocities.com/cheyenne_language

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Foris" <david_foris at wycliffe.org>
To: <lexicographylist at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2004 8:16 PM
Subject: RE: [Lexicog] Unusual Lexical Expressions

There is a similar verb in Sochiapan Chinantec (Otomanguean, southern
Mexico).  In discussing this verb with a native speaker, he concurs that it
is used only in the context of eating, but insists that the focus is more on
the linking or joining of two edible items (e.g. tortilla with beans).with
the intention of eating them together.  He doesn't accept the primary
meaning of the verb is 'eat (two things together)', rather that it is 'link
two things together (to eat them)'

David Foris

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