Cumberland, Linda A
lcumberl at INDIANA.EDU
Mon Feb 1 22:59:20 UTC 2010
Assiniboine(Dakotan branch of Mississippi Valley Siouan) uses nax'uN
'hear' (where x is a voiceless velar fricative and uN is nasal u].
There is a word, ogaxnigha 'understand', but although it is attested by
several speakers, in 11 years of working with speakers of the language,
I have never heard it used in conversation. The universal choice is
Quoting Steve Parker <steve-monica_parker at sil.org>:
> Neo-Melanesian Pidgin English (Tok Pisin), uses the verb "harim", from
> English 'hear', for both 'hear' and 'understand'.
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