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Re: DIp <mIw>

Voragh wrote:

>'ISqu' wrote:
> >chay' DIp <mIw> lo' MO?
>{mIw}  "procedure, process TKD; step, stage (in a process) KGT
>    'oy'naQ DaQeqDI' mIw wa'DIch Data', 'ach 'oy'naQ Dachu'DI' mIw    
>paghDIch Data'
>    When you aim the painstik, you accomplish the first step, but when    
>you turn >    the painstik on, you accomplish the zeroth step. KGT
>"The implication here is that activating the painstik must be done before 
>beginning the ritualistic part of the ceremony." (KGT p.177)
>    'oy'naQ Dachu'Ha'DI' mIw HochDIch Data'
>    When you turn the painstik off, you accomplish the last step." KGT

Hmm, it seems MO only used {mIw} in the sense "step, stage (in a process)". 
Still, the other sense ("procedure, process") is valid, isn't it? So if I 
needed to come up with a noun to express the notion of "the way things are", 
"the way the universe works/proceeds/operates" could <<'u' mIw>> do the job?


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