'like'/'manner' as Purpose clause marker
phonosemantics at EARTHLINK.NET
Wed Aug 17 15:45:45 UTC 2011
In Yahgan, there is a form sinchix which may be composed of sina 'enough/satisfactory' and chi:ku: 'be alike'. It is very rare in the texts/dictionaries I have, but may have some connection to the sorts of semantics sought after here. It is used, for example, in situations where one will have to make do with what one has/finds instead of what one intended to utilize, such as in one biblical text where they have to bury Jesus in an already prepared crypt.
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