humans

Humans

rumeh                    He is human.

[roo-meh]

r-                      masculine singular agent – he

-ume-               verb root – be human

-h                     stative aspect

 

irǫmeh                  He is human.

[ee-ron-meh]

i-                      partitive

-r-                    masculine singular agent – he

-ǫme-               verb root – be human

-h                     stative aspect

 

rąǫmęˀtawastiˀ       He is a good person.

[rah-on-men-en-tah-wahs-stee-ee]

ra-                    masculine singular patient – he

-ǫmę-               verb root – be human

-ˀt-                    causative root suffix as nominalizer

-a-                    joiner vowel.

-wasti-             verb root – be good

-ˀ                      stative aspect

 

terǫmeˀ                 He is not human.

[teh-ron-meh-eh]

te-                    negative

-r-                    masculine singular agent – he

-ǫmę-               verb root – be human

-ˀ                      stative aspect

ąn        terǫmeˀ                                    tawastiˀ

not       he is not human                       he is not good

He is not a good person.

 

Meaning Wyandot

ǫmeh                    She is human, Wyandot.

[on-meh]

ǫme-                feminine-zoic singular agent – she + verb root – be human

-h                     stative

 

The matter is made that it is impossible for one to marry she who is a Wyandot unless her clan makes them cousins.

ayǫmeˀ                  They (ind) are humans, Wyandot

[ah-yon-meh-eh]

ay-                   indefinite agent – they (ind)

-ǫme-               verb root – be human

-ˀ                      stative aspect

They (white people) tracked the Wyandot with long-eared dogs.

 

henǫmeh              They (m) are humans, Wyandot.

[hen-on-meh]

hen-                 masculine plural agent – they (m)

-ǫme-               verb root – be human

-h                     stative aspect

 

de        henǫmeh                                  hǫteˀtsęhs                     They who are Wyandot doctors.

the       they (m) are human beings     they (m) doctor

Greatly the white people praised the Wyandot doctors.

 

Derived from this Verb Root

-ǫmęnyęhti- be a young man

 

hǫmęnyęhtih                 He is a young man.

[hon-men-nyenh-teeh]

h-                                 masculine singular agent – he

-ǫmęnyęhti-                 verb root – be a young man

          -h                                 stative aspect

 

-ǫmeʼtsęhti- be a boy

hǫmeʼtsęhtiˀah                He is a young boy.

[hon-meh-eh-tsenh-tee-ee-ah]

h-                                 masculine singular agent – he

-ǫmeʼtsęhti-                 verb root – be a boy

-ˀ-                                 stative aspect

-ah                               diminutive aspect suffix

 

 

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