hear (Yup'ik)

Yuki-Shige Tamura tamura at SUE.SHIGA-U.AC.JP
Tue Feb 2 01:06:37 UTC 2010


For Yup'ik (an Eskimo) niite-, Jacobson (1984:265) gives the following  
definition:
niite-: to hear (often with the implication of understanding or  
obeying).

Jacobson, Steven A. (1984) Yup'ik Eskimo Dictionary, Alaska Native  
Language Center.

Examples and its derived forms there might be interesting to your  
research.

Shige






Yuki-Shige Tamura, Ph.D
Faculty of Education,
Shiga University
2-5-1 Hiratsu, Otsu, Shiga, Japan
Ph. +81-77-537-7812


On 2010/02/02, at 7:59, Cumberland, Linda A wrote:

> 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 nax'uN.
>
> Linda Cumberland
>
> 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'.
>>
>>
>>
>> Steve
>>
>>
>>
>>

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