This is the word for step – as in take a step. It is generally used with Ã±i and in the collective (a series of steps) as in:
Ã±amma anrÄki rÄjanÅ;
She walked onwards.
Or more literally, he made a series of steps to [undefined location].
KÄ“len does not have specific words for walk or run. Generally motion towards or away from something is expressed with the relational Ã±i in conjunction with either rÄ (towards) or rÅ« (away) as in:
Ã±i sÄen rÄjanÅ;
She went to it.
One can approximate ‘run’ with the phrase Änen antÄnre ‘with swiftness’ as in:
Ã±i sÄen rÄjanÅ Änen antÄnre;
She went to it swiftly.
Since a step can be seen as a body expression, it can be possessed as in:
la sarÄka jariÄ“nneÃ¾a;
‘Her step is funny.’ or ‘She walks in a comical manner.’
The same is true of any other motions a body can make: inanimate singular or collective for general use, possessed when commenting on someone’s manner or style.