Contionary:*-ima

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Proto-Coelo-Caric

Pronunciation

(Proto-Coelo-Caric) IPA: /i.ma/ [i.mä]

Suffix

*-ima

  1. attributive suffix

Notes

In Silōs, this suffix apparently was combined with an implied or "zero" verbalizing suffix, transferring the meaning from "as/like something" to "to make as/like something". Possibly due to conflation, blending, or association with the verb a ("to be") or the verb *ri(x)a ("to cause, to effect").

Descendants

  • Old Silōs: *-iwa (possibly no longer productive)
  • Old Silōs: *tōroiwa (<*zɔ rɔima)
  • Old Silōs: *s(i)lōs(i)wa
  • Old Silōs: *pir(i)wa
  • Old Carichendan: *-ima
    • Modern Carichendan: -ima
    • Modern Carichendan: kasyima (< kasya)
    • Modern Carichendan: jotnima (< *jotna)
    • Modern Carichendan: yimalima (< *yimala)