Euskara is fun!!: bait- & -bait

You already know that Euskara uses prefixes and suffixes to form words. But, sometimes, a prefix and a suffix are written the same way but of course have different meanings. That’s what happens with “bait”.

It goes before auxiliary verbs and means “because”. Examples:
- Ezin dut ezer erosi denda guztiak itxita baitaude (bait+daude).
~~ I can’t buy anything because all the shops are closed.
- Irabazi dugu onenak baikara! (bait+gara) ~~ We won because we’re the best!

It goes after the interrogative pronouns and has the same meaning as prefix “some-” in English. Examples:
- Uste dut gizon hori nonbait (non+bait) ikusi dudala. ~~ I think I’ve seen that man somewhere.
- Norbait (nor+bait) sartu da etxean, dena nahasita dago! ~~ Someone entered the house, everything is upside down!

Nintendo’s next platform (console?) is the “NX” ⊟

While announcing a landmark partnership with mobile giant DeNA that will bring new games to smartphones/devices (more on that after the break), Nintendo made a quick remark today about a project currently codenamed NX.

The company’s president Satoru Iwata emphasized that Nintendo will continue to work on dedicated gaming systems like the 3DS and Wii U despite these new mobile plans, noting that a “platform with a brand-new concept under the development codename NX” is in the works.

He didn’t clarify whether this will be a handheld or home console, or a convergence of both, or if this will be hardware at all. Iwata instead teased, “It is too early to elaborate on the details of this project, but we hope to share more information with you next year.” He also added that Nintendo is working with DeNA on a new membership service that will encompass the NX, 3DS, Wii U, smart devices, and PCs, which the gaming company will operate. This multi-device service is meant to “form one of the core elements” of the NX.

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