Eddies and whirlpools

In going through Harrington’s notes searching for Hanis vocabulary for the dictionary, I have found many good words  -words for different fishes, birds, clouds and weather, and so forth.

This is just a quick note on fun words made out of the Hanis verb miik’– to whirl.  An eddy in the water can be called miik’iich, literally, whirling place.  A whirlpool is miik’ak’awas xap, literally whirling water.

Harrington also recorded this fun sentence:  hex q’wesis xap miikak’iiwat qaxanch, the wind whirls the water up.


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