High Eolic word of the day: tattár

tattá- (intransitive verb), imperfective tattár: to chat, chatter, babble.

cavá ngillándá tattá-ndá lecá len tandingucám
finally uncle.PL chatter-COMPL and.so we continue.POT.1.TRANS
“finally, [my] uncles ended their chatter and we could continue”

The verb tattár is generally used to mean senseless or useless talk, and can also be used to refer to e.g. the babbling or babies. In Eolic culture, the talk of old men on family matters (such as weddings and deaths) or religion (such as horoscopes and calculation of religious duty calendars) is considered to be the quintessential example of tattár.

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