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Word: to pour



We have both {lIch} and {qang} glossed with this meaning (strictly, "pour (into/onto anything)" and "pour (from one container into another)"). {qang} has many canon examples, but {lIch} has none, so I'm interested in how the two differ, and what the argument structure of {lIch} would be. For instance, what does the {lIch}ing? Should it be {ravDaq bIQ lIch nuv}, {ravDaq lIch bIQ}, or even {rav lIch bIQ}? And can only liquids be {lIch}ed? Is something that is {lIch}ed also {qang}ed, or are they considered different?

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3 thoughts on “to pour

  1. Rhona Fenwick says:

    FWIW, I hope the downvotes are not the result of people assuming I want a word “to pour” and being ignorant of qang and lIch. I listed this under the category “Clarification” for a reason.

    • Andrew Miller says:

      I for one assume that the argument structure is similar to qang, as in your first example ravDaq bIQ lIch nuv. In the absence of usage data my strategy is to look at the argument structure of similar verbs. This is the reason why I assume that nup decrease is intransitive, because ghurmoH increase is used transitively in Monopoly.

      • Rhona Fenwick says:

        That’s always been my assumption too, but I’ve always been interested to know what the specifics are of the relationship. (Especially since, unlike a few other instances we know – notably yeq/jIj to cooperate where the synonymy probably just comes from a disconnect when Marc was writing the E-K and K-E sides of TKD for whatever reason – both qang and lIch were first given and defined in the same source, and both verbs appear in both E-K and K-E sides of the KGT glossary.)

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