Common Lexeme


Keywords: waste, environment

Pronunciation (IPA): ' 
Part of Speech: term, verb, noun 
Class: skurun 
Forms: ponte, pontes 
Glosses: throw away, discard, waste, garbage, junk 


The term 'ponte' comes from Old Common and originally meant to purely to throw something away, but has since acquired a slightly more negative connotation and can also have to sense of "waste." As a noun it refers to that which is discarded, which can be more clear with the -ka ending, which intensifies its meaning. As a verb, it means to discard. It can also be a very pejorative word for breaking up with someone. It is a skurun verb with an ergative discarder and an absolutive thing discarded. The modifier form is more of less a general pejorative or negative descriptor, as well as referring to something literally discarded.

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