close, closed

Close, closed -wey-

 

This verb has to incorporate a noun.  It does not appear by itself

 

haskweyih   His mouth is closed.  He is mute

[hah-skweh-yeeh]

ha-       masculine singular agent – his, he

-sk-      noun root – mouth (from -hš- in contact with -w-)

-wey-   verb root – close, be closed

-ih        stative aspect

 

saskwey      Shut your mouth.

[sah-skwey]

sa-        imperative + 2nd person singular agent – you (s)

-sk-      noun root – mouth

-wey    verb root – close, be closed + imperative aspect

 

tehayakweyih      He has his pupils closed.  He is blind.

[teh-hah-yah-kweh-yeeh]

te-        dualic

-ha-      masculine singular agent – he

-yak-    noun root – pupil, pupils (from -yat- in contact with -w-)

-wey-   verb root – close, be closed

-ih        stative aspect

 

yanǫhskweyih      A house is closed.

[yah-non-skweh-yeeh]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-nǫhsk-            noun root – house (from -nǫhš- in contact with -w-)

-wey-               verb root – close, be closed

-ih                    stative

 

ahumęndawesęh – He closed his word.  He refused to do what he said.

[ah-hoo-men-dah-weh-senh]

a-                     factual

-hu-                  masculine singular agent + masculine singular patient – he – his

-męnd-             noun root – word, voice

-we-                 verb root – close

-sęh                  dative root suffix + punctual aspect

 

 

 

 

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