Be in Water

Be in Water  -u-

 

kawęduh              Where an island is in water.

[kah-wen-dooh]

k-                     cislocative

-a-                    feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-węd-               noun root – island

-u-                    verb root – be  in water

-h                     stative aspect

 

ayateˀskuh           I went into the water

[ah-yah-teh-eh-skooh]

a-                     factual

-y-                    1st person singular agent – I

-ate-                 semi-reflexive

-sk-                  noun root – body[1]

-u-                    verb root – be in water

-h                     transitional root suffix + punctual aspect

 

Karǫtuh                 where there are logs, poles in water. (Toronto)

[kah-ron-tooh]

k-                     cislocative

-a-                    feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-rǫt-                 noun root – tree, log, pole

-u-                    verb root – be in water

-h                     stative aspect

 

taruh                     He put it in water (here).

[tah-rooh]

t-                      cislocative

-a-                    factual

-r-                    masculine singular agent – he

-u-                    verb root – be in water

-h                     transitional root suffix + punctual aspect

 

eskwanǫhšuh          You will put my bag in water.

[eh-skwah-non-shooh]

e-                     future

-skwa-             2nd person plural agent + 1st person singular patient – you (p) – my

-nǫhš-              noun root – bag

-u-                    verb root – be in water

-h                     transitional root suffix + punctual aspect

 

eheˀskuhk             I will put his body in water, drown him.

[eh-heh-eh-skoohk]

e-                     future

he-                   1st person singular agent + masculine singular patient – 1 – him

-ˀsk-                 noun root – body

-u-                    verb root – be in water

-hk                   transitional root suffix + punctual aspect

 

ahetsinǫhšuh         Put his bag in water.

[ah-heh-tsee-nonh-sooh]

a-                     translocative

-hetsi-              imperative + 2nd person plural agent + masculine singular patient

-nǫhš-              noun root – bag

-u-                    verb root – be in water

-h                     translocative + imperative aspect

 

Generally Getting Out of Something – with undoer

 

ayeheruwaˀ           I would take, pull the cornstalks out.

[ah-yeh-heh-roo-wah-ah]

a-                     optative

-ye-                  1st person singular agent – I

-her-                 noun root – cornstalk(s)

-u-                    verb root – be in water

-wa-                 undoer root suffix

-ˀ                      punctual

 

[1] This noun root appears with several verb roots of the u-/ǫ- conjugation.

 

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