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Subject:Re: from the list: tunnels and doors
From:Marc Okrand
Date:Thu Apr 11 07:46:22 2019
To:Lieven L. Litaer

Hi, Lieven –

Everyone is right. The phrase "it's referred to" is not the clearest in the world.

What I was driving at is that a {qa'rI'} at or from which one can enter or exit is a {DIn}. There may or may not be a (closed or open) door or gate there, but if there is, that door or gate is a {lojmIt}. That is, there's no special word just because it's a {qa'rI'} door.

(By the way, a doorframe or something similar – something constructed to hold a door or gate, whether the door/gate is there or not – is a {lIvqa'nan}.)

I hope this helps rather than cause more confusion.

– Marc
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