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bracelet

Bracelet   Bracelet:  -nęhštr-   yanęhštraˀ            bracelet [yah-nenh-strah-ah] ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it -nęhštr-            noun root  – bracelet -aˀ                    noun suffix   sanęhštramęh        It is your bracelet. [sah-nenh-shtrah-menh] sa-                    2nd person singular patient – you -nęhštr-            noun root – … Continue reading

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moon

The Moon In Wyandot, the same noun root is used for ‘sun’ and ‘moon’, so I have translated that noun root as ‘sky body.’ yandišraˀ             sky body, sun, moon [yan-dee-shrah-ah] ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it -ndišr-              noun root – … Continue reading

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dogs

yanyęnǫh             She or it barks many times.  It is a dog. [yan-yen-nonh] ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – she or it -nyę-                verb root – bark -nǫ-                  distributive root suffix -h                     stative aspect   hanyęh                  He is barking. [han-yenh] ha-                   masculine … Continue reading

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Let’s

Let’s -ti and kw- One way of  expressing the imperative in Wyandot involves words that contain the meaning ‘Let’s’.  There are two forms used, one for the dual ‘we two’ and one for the plural ‘more than two.  Both use … Continue reading

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