Láts’ means ‘other, different’. You can also use it for ‘foreign’, or ‘strange’.
Láts’ sounds like LATTS, except that there is a glottal stop (catch in the throat) sound at the end of the word.
Audio: Elizabeth Herrling, Elizabeth Phillips
Láts’ is the base for a number of other words, including:
- xwléts’eqel – different language, foreign language – The -(e)qel ending is literally ‘throat‘, it marks languages; the xw– prefix is not really translatable, but can mean something like ‘always‘.
- láts’ewtxw – another building/room, a different building/room – The –awtxw ending marks rooms and buildings.
- lelts’ó:mex – to look different – The –ó:mex ending marks how things look, appearances.