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RE: Snow?

DloraH (seruq@bellsouth.net) [Hol po'wI']



> >But how do I talk about the white stuff on the ground?
> 
> {yavDaq tulu' Hap chIS!  nuq 'oH?}  
> 
> >What I don't know, is how to talk about snow the noun.
> 
> Well, there's the noun {chuch} "ice" and the verbs {bIr} "be 
> cold", {taD} "be frozen", {tet} "melt" and {yIQ} "be wet".
> 
> You could try *{chuchHom} but you would have to explain 
> yourself or people might think you're talking about ice 
> cubes.  The only other think I can think of at the moment is 
> {bIQ tet} "frozen water" - but how would that be different 
> from {chuch} "ice"?  
> 
> An obvious work-around is to describe snow indirectly or allude to it:
> 
>   peDtaHmo' Dat chIS yav.
> 
> but that doesn't really answer your question.

chaq /bIQ qut/ lo'.


DloraH






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