footwear

Footwear

ahkwaʼ                 shoe

[ah-kwah-ah]

ahkw-              feminine-zoic singular agent – it + noun root – shoe

-aˀ                    noun suffix

 

teyahkwaseʼ          my new shoes.

[teh-yah-kwah-she-eh]

te-                    dualic

-y-                    1st person singular agent – my

-ahkw-             noun root – shoe

-ase-                 verb root – be new

-ˀ                      stative aspect

 

teyahkwayaǫhk-    my old shoes

[teh-yah-kwah-yah-onhk]

te-                    dualic

-y-                    1st person singular agent – my

-ahkw-             noun root – shoe

-a-                    joiner vowel

-yaǫhk             verb root – be old + stative aspect

 

arahšu                  It is a moccasin.

[ah-rah-shoo]

arahšu              feminine-zoic singular agent – it + verb root – be a moccasin

+ stative aspect

 

yanyǫhraʼ            snowshoe(s)

[yan-yonh-rah-ah]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent

-nyǫhr-            noun root – snowshoe(s)

-aˀ                    noun suffix

 

kwatutsindehtih    She is skating.

[kwah-too-tseen-deh-teeh]

kw-                  dualic

-atutsindeht-     verb root – skate

-ih                    stative aspect

 

 

 

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