Natita

Glyph of the word 'natita'.

natita

  • (v.) to snap one’s fingers
  • (n.) a finger snap

Oku natita ei tou.
“I can’t snap my fingers.”

Notes: Or at least not very well.

Today’s word is likewise onomatopoeic, but the iku has a different story. Those that remember way back to the word hela (which means “to leap”) may note that the iku for natita is identical. This is because I took a look at it and thought, “Hey! That looks like a hand snapping its fingers!” And so it became the iku for natita (with the identity determinative below it, of course).

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