|Definition||The appearance and movement of something dangling in mid-air.|
|Sensory Modality||MOVEMENT > Configurational|
|may be accompanied by hand movements waving in mid-air|
|Transcription||paj kajmanda tak hapiŋ, kiruwaŋ tsaxx! pital pital pital pital pital; uɾku ɕaŋ! miɕa wali uɾku nig aɾa ɲuka jaja|
|Translation||So then he, from here would grab hold tak, and then with his teeth tsaxx (he would puncture), (and the victim's legs would dangle) pital pital pital pital pital; and there was a hill, and it was the misha wali's hill, my father used to say|
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The ideophone pital has so far only been attested in a traditional stoy about a giant man-eating hawk called misha wali, that is said to have existed in much earlier times when people would have to travel extremely far downriver to find salt mines.
Nuckolls, Janis. 2023. pital. The Quechua Ideophonic Dictionary. Online: https://quechuarealwords.byu.edu/?ideophone=pital.