cousins

Be Cousins -araˀse-

 

kyaraˀseˀ              We two (n) are cousins; my cousin (talking to a cousin)

[kyah-rah-ah-seh-eh]

ky-                   1st person inclusive dual agent – we two

-araˀse-             verb root – be cousins

-ˀ                      stative aspect

 

kwaraˀseˀ             We plural (n) are cousins; my cousins (talking to cousins)

[kwah-rah-ah-seh-eh]

kw-                  1st person inclusive plural – we

-araˀse-             verb root – be cousins

-ˀ                      stative aspect

 

ažaraˀseˀ                We two are cousins (term of reference)

[ah-zhah-rah-ah-seh-eh]

až-                   1st person exclusive dual agent – we two

-araˀse-             verb root – be cousins

-ˀ                      stative aspect

 

ižaraˀseˀ                 They two (masculine or mixed) are cousins.[1]

[ee-zhah-rah-ah-seh-eh]

i-                      partitive

-ž-                    masculine dual agent – they two (masculine or mixed)

-araˀse-            verb root – be cousins

-ˀ                      stative aspect

 

hǫrąˀseˀ                They plural (masculine or mixed) are cousins.

[hon-ran-an-seh-eh]

hǫ-                   masculine plural agent – they (m)

-rąˀse-              verb root – be cousins

-ˀ                      stative aspect

 

 

[1] Traditionally this term would apply only to father’s sister’s or mother’s brother’s children, but that changed.

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