Clay (clan)

Clay ʼtar-     

 

yaʼtaraˀ                mud, earth, clay, lead, clan, tribe

[yah-ah-tah-rah-ah]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ˀtar-                 noun root – clay, mud, earth

-aˀ                    noun suffix

 

yaʼtaraʼatsih          It is called earth, clay  mud. (a term for the color ‘brown’)

[yah-ah-tah-rah-ah-tseeh]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ˀtar-                 noun root – clay, mud

-a-                    joiner vowel

-ˀats-                verb root – call, be called

-ih                    stative aspect

 

ayeʼtaraęʼ             It is my clay, my clan.

[ah-yeh-eh-tah-rah-en-en]

aye-                 1st person singular patient – I, my

-ˀtar-                 noun root – clay, mud, clan

-a-                    joiner vowel

-ę-                    verb root – have

-ˀ                      stative aspect

 

saˀtaraęˀ                 It is your clay, your clan

[sah-ah-tah-rah-en-en]

sa-                    2nd person singular patient – you, your

-ˀtar-                 noun root – clay, clan

-a-                    joiner vowel

-ę-                    verb root – have

-ˀ                      stative aspect

 

yaʼtarut                 It is standing clay; a chimney.

[yah-ah-tah-root]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ˀtar-                 noun root – clay, clan

-ut                    verb root – stand + stative aspect

 

Haˀtaraš               He often eats mud, clay, wet earth (male, Small Turtle)

[hah-ah-tah-rash)

ha-                   masculine singular agent – he

-ˀtar-                 noun root – mud, clay, wet earth

-a-                    verb root – eat

-s                     habitual aspect

 

 

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