jamīka

jamiika

jamīka

bridge.

This word has a curious history. It is related to the stem -ālm- which means across. The word for bridge was originally jālmÄ«ke, derived from -ālm- and the suffix for made things -Ä«k-. However, there is a prefix āl- which is an augmentative prefix, and so jālmÄ«ke came to be reanalyzed as ‘large’ + -mÄ«k-, which came to mean bridge.

la jamīki nā sū þō jamāonre mē;
There are many bridges in this city.

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