This is another onomatopoetic word. The word sounds like a whisper and as such, the verb actually means ‘to wisper’ or ‘to be quiet’. Quiet here does not necessarily mean completely silent, now sounds like the rustling of leaves in a weak wind ‘sxa as well. Add a lot of comical half.sentences and wild gestures here in an attempt of an explanation.

Example: Sxa’ta’iln exkola’het’ra xiky’het’jet! (Whisper-NEG-IMP2PL school-LOC class-TEMP: Don’t whisper in school during class!) listen

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