Lexember 4: Cinnabar

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Nitherian word: komale “cinnabar”

From: Old Maritime komál, genitive of Komól, the name of the island where the first deposit was discovered.

The Maritimers introduced the Nitherians to a variety of mineral pigments, which they were all too eager to trade for given their tendency to decorate things in technicolour.

Example:

Moyenpya tsa yo komale.

[moˈjen.pja
mo-yenpya-Ø
PFV-colour-3s
tsa
tsa
bone
jo
y-o
with-3s
koˈma.le]
komale
cinnabar
The bones have been coloured with cinnabar.

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