sàʻã

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Noun[edit]

sàʻã (tone II, class 2, plural sàʻã-nî or sàʻã-tê)

  1. face, forehead (inalienable)
    • Āh sàʻã ń ǂgèe.
      • Your face is calm, i.e. You speak in a calm, reserved, demure manner.
    • ǂgúã sàʻã àh ń kè ǃn`a̰a.
      • The contents of the egg is bloody, i.e. The egg is fertilised, contains an embryo.
    • ʘàa ń bà ǀnāhm ké qáe sàʻã.
      • The child is playing in its mother's face, i.e. The child is moving in the womb.
  2. surface

Usage notes[edit]

The word remains the same regardless of whether alienated or possessed. However, an alienated face is a member of Noun Class 3 and Tone Class I.

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