vȱlda

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Livonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *oldak.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vȱlda

  1. (intransitive) to be
    • Tiit-Rein Viitso, Valts Ernštreits (2012–2013), Līvõkīel-ēstikīel-lețkīel sõnārōntõz, Tartu, Rīga: TÜ, LVA
      laz ka vȯlkõ
      so be it
      vȯlkõ pǟl
      scratch that, let it be
      vȯlkõ mis vȯldsõ (~ vȯlkõ kui vȯldsõ)
      be whatever may be
      vȯlgid nei lõpsnā!
      be so kind [as to...]
      minnõn äb ūo sinstõ äb lemmõ, äb kilmõ
      I couldn't care less about you (lit. "to me it is neither warm nor cold from you")
      sa äd ūo mägūd tagān, sa ūod rovd barāsõ
      you are not living in wilderness (lit. "you are not over mountains,") you are among people

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