Posted on July 27, 2010December 26, 2010 by Sylviaanwasōnen anwasōnen The opposite of ansōnen; so, not clever, not wise, not knowing more than others, makes bad decisions.
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It’s funny: If you look at this word, and the last word, one could come to the conclusion that -wa- was some sort of negative infix. It just so happens that an infixed form with a w is the negative infix in Kamakawi. For example: ape “one”; awape “to be lonely”. 🙂
Well, yes wa- is a negative prefix. The original stem is -sōnen-. There is a null suffix, the negative prefix wa- and then the stative prefix an-. So, for this word, the stem is now -wasōnen- with the stative prefix an- and a null suffix, which is why it gets categorized under ‘W’.
Cool that Kamakawi also has a -w- negative. Great minds and all that. 🙂
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