crossing

Cross, go across –rǫ(m)[1]

 

 

usaharǫmawaˀ       He goes back, crosses back.

[oo-sah-hah-ron-mah-wah-ah]

u-                     factual

-s-                    repetitive – back

-a-                    factual

-ha-                  masculine singular agent – he

-rǫm-               verb root – cross

-awa-               undoer root suffix

-ˀ                      punctual aspect

 

teyarǫtarǫh           It is a log across a stream.

[teh-yah-ron-tah-rǫh]

Te-                   dualic

-ya-                  feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-rǫt-                 noun root – tree, log, pole

-a-                    joiner vowel

-rǫ-                  verb root – cross

-h                     stative aspect

 

teyaaˀtarǫˀ            Her body crosses it (a giant snake that blocks a path).

[teh-yah-ah-tah-ron-on]

te-                    dualic

-ya-                  feminine-zoic singular agent – her

-aˀt-                  noun root – body

-a-                    joiner vowel

-rǫ-                  verb root – cross

-ˀ                      stative aspect

 

rǫndarǫmanyǫh   He crossed back and forth many times

[ron-dah-ron-man-yonh]

r-                      masculine singular agent – he

-ǫnd-                noun root – space

-a-                    joiner vowel

-rǫm-               verb root – cross

-anyǫ-              distributive root suffix

-h                     stative aspect

 

 

[1] The root ends with an -m- when the verb root is followed by an -a-.

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