חתנֵםְ (Attian Hevriti)
From Ancient Attian iθneihma, from Proto-Attamian *idinʷeʕmá, ultimately from the biradical th-n pertaining to speech. Confer Damian damai and Namic ḍhiḥma (syncope form earlier ḍhimeḥma)
ethnema f (plural patientive thinmim)
- (countable) A form of communication using words either spoken or gestured with the hands and structured with grammar, often with a writing system.
- ethnema ta athnai
- the Attian language
- (plural) The ability to communicate using words.
- dima thinmat
- the gift of language
- (countable) Nonverbal communication.
- ethnema ta gasha
- body language
- (countable) A computer language.
- (countable) The vocabulary and usage used in a particular specialist field - jargon, slang
- (countable) The particular words used in speech or a passage of text.
- The language he used to talk to me was obscene.
- The language used in the law does not permit any other interpretation.
- Words, written or spoken, in a specific sequence that a person uses to describe, to a another person, the type of thoughts in their mind.
The word ethnema is a formal variant of the syncopised thenma with cognates in development in other Attamian languages. Likewise, the word thina is a far common substitution.