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be sharp, dull

Dull and Sharp   Be Sharp –ukye-   This form of the verb always incorporates nouns.   uˀšrukyeh             It is a sharp axe. [oo-oo-shroo-kyeh] u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – it -ˀšr-                  noun root – axe -ukye-              verb root – … Continue reading

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Be Spouses

Be Spouses   There is no term in Wyandot that means ‘husband’ or ‘wife’.  The three verbs involved are all relational, that is they mentioned both spouses together.   Be Spouses –atęnǫha-   kyatęnǫha  We two (n) are spouses; my … Continue reading

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pour, spill

Pour, spill -ri-   de        weyarih                       That which one will pour (i.e., syrup). the       one will pour it   weyarih      One will pour it. [weh-yah-reeh] we-      future -ya-      feminine-zoic singular agent -ri-       verb root – pour -h         punctual aspect … Continue reading

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push, move, stir

Push, move, stir – -re-   Ahatsihstareh      He moved the fire around, stirred the coals (male name). [ah-hah-tseeh-stah-reh]             a-                     factual -ha-                  masculine singular agent – he -tsihst-              noun root – fire -a-                    joiner vowel -re-                   verb root -push, move, … Continue reading

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