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なま【今】

 Ryukyu (Okinawa)

nama [nama]

Definition

Noun, adverb

  1. Now, at the present moment, currently.

Etymology

Attested under the entry なま nama |now" in the 1711 混効験集 Konkoukenshuu Okinawan dictionary (p. 5). Likely derived from *ima via palatal assimilation, resulting in *ʔimya > *ʔmya*na (cf. ita > cha, ida > ja, mya > na, inu > nu, etc.), followed by a re-appending of the temporal-locative ending -ma. Compare the Yoron form [ʔnjama].

Notes

Topicalized form: なまー namaa.

意味:いま【今】

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