Common Lexeme

trify

Keywords: humour

Pronunciation (IPA): 'tri.vÉ™ 
Part of Speech: term noun verb 
Class: noxaj 
Forms: trify, trifys, trifysyn, trifyka 
Glosses: joke, comic, comedy, comical, comedian, funny 

Description:

The term 'trif' at base means a joke, either something funny or something not to be taken seriously. It looks like it might be related to 'trivial', but it is actually attested right form Old Common.

Noun:

As a noun, 'trify' means a joke. The derived form 'trifysyn' can mean 'comedy', and and 'trifyka' can means a comedian.

Verb:

As a verb, 'trify' is a semitransitive noxaj verb meaning to joke, with an absolutive joker and a dative joke or audience. In its benefactive happat form, the joke is the absolutive direct object and the audience is the dative indirect object.

Modifier:

The modifier form 'trifys' can mean comical or funny and can frequently be pejorative.

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