Roger Mills wrote: > ObConlang: Kash N: andra, S: umbrik, E: aros, W: ures. No etymol. at the > moment. Tokana has terms for the cardinal directions which were borrowed from another language, and for which no etymology is available: _heut_ "north", _set_ "west", _is_ "south", and _tsim_ "east". (As in English, the half directions are compounds of these, e.g., _tsihmeut_ = "east-north", i.e. northeast.) These cardinal direction terms are not much used, however. It's more common for the Tokana to indicate direction by means of local geographical features. Some such terms are _ilaltaut_ "towards the shore", _sisihtaut_ "towards the nearest river", _ufialhaut_ "away from the shore", and _sihkasout_ "upstream". There's also _ahuafaut_ "going with the sun" (i.e., in the same direction as the sun's movement across the sky--roughly west) and _ahokasout_ "going against the sun" (i.e., in the opposite direction of the sun's movement across the sky--roughly east). Matt.