jalātaren

jalaataren

jalātaren

This is the word for south-east. It might be derived from –lāj– ‘mountain’. Unlike the other direction words, this one has a slightly irregular paradigm. Most of the direction words vary between a form that ends with –ien and a form that ends in –ie. The nouns, both singular and stative, use the –ien form, as does the sÅ«– form. The rā– and rÅ«– forms use the –ie form. For example, using yesterday’s word:

jahāwien the south-west
sūhāwien at or in the south-west
rāhāwie to the south-west
rūhāwie from the south-west

With today’s word the forms are: jalātaren, sÅ«lātaren, rālātie, rÅ«lātie. I have no idea where that –r– came from, nor where it went.