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RE: Elizabeth chin (was: RE: cha'DIch KLBC rI')

> {Brisbane}Daq {Australia}Daq  jIyIn
> I live in Brisbane Australia

Is Australia in Brisbane, or is Brisbane in Australia?

AustraliaDaq BrisbaneDaq ...

/jIyIn/, altho correct, we have another word that is more appropriate for
this use; Dab "Dwell in, reside at".

The place of dwelling is the direct object of /Dab/ so the suffix -Daq is
not required.  Because there is a direct object, we need the prefix that
implies an object, vI-.  And without the -Daq suffixes, "Australia Brisbane"
acts as a standard noun-noun grouping.

Australia Brisbane vIDab.

I reside at Brisbane of Australia.

DloraH, BG

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