Doll

Doll, Effigy, Manikin  -ngwahihts-

 

In the Narrative named Tatenriˀa (Barbeau 1915:175-80, 1960:27-9, 169-83), the character by that name has a doll, and a dog made out of stone.  He makes them grow large so that they can help him defeat the children of a witch.

 

yangwahihtsaʼ     doll, effigy, manikin.

[yan-gwah-heeh-tsah-ah]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ngwahihts-     noun root – doll, effigy, manikin

-aˀ                    noun suffix

 

 

hungwahihtsǫndih He made a doll, effigy, manikin.

[hoon-gwah-heeh-tson-deeh]

hu-                   masculine singular patient

-ngwahihts-     noun root – doll, effigy, manikin

-ǫndi-               verb root – make

-h                     stative aspect

 

ungwahihtsamęh She has a doll.

[oon-gwah-heeh-tsah-menh]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – she

-ngwahihts-     noun root – doll, effigy, manikin

-a-                    joiner vowel

-mę-                 verb root – have

-h                     stative aspect

 

yangwahihtsawahstih     It is a beautiful doll

[yan-gwah-heeh-tsah-wah-steeh]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ngwahihts-     noun root – doll, effigy, manikin

-a-                    joiner vowel

-wahst-                        verb root – be good, beautiful

-ih                    stative aspect

 

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