long and tall

Long and tall -ets-

yaręhetsis             tall treetops, tall trees

[yah-ren-heh-tsees]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ręh-                 noun root – treetops

-ets-                 verb root – be long or tall

-i-                     stative aspect

-s                     plural aspect suffix

 

aˀyariwesa             It became a long matter, affair.

[ah-ah-yah-ree-weh-sah]

aˀ-                    factual

-ya-                  feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-riw-                noun root – matter

-es-                  verb root – be long

-a                     inchoative root suffix + punctual aspect

 

ewetsih                 It will be long.

[eh-weh-tseeh]

ew-                  future

-etsi-                feminine-zoic singular agent – it + verb root – be long

-h                     punctual aspect

 

teyǫhǫtehtsihs      They (f) are long ears, mules.

[teh-yon-hon-teh-tseehs]

te-                    negative

-yǫ-                  feminine-zoic plural agent – they (f)

-hǫt-                 noun root – ear, ears

-ets-                 verb root – be long

-i-                     stative aspect

-hs                   plural aspect suffix

 

šaˀteyaˀndahkwetsih        It is half a barrel long.

[shah-ah-teh-yah-an-dah-kweh-tseeh]

šaˀ-                   coincident

-te-                   dualic

-ya-                  feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ˀndakw-          noun root – barrel

-etsi-                verb root – be long

-h                     stative aspect

 

iwahsǫtetsihs       (for the) length of the night

[ee-wah-son-teh-tseehs]

iw-                   partitive

-ahsǫt-             feminine-zoic singular agent – it + noun root – night

-ets-                 verb root – be long

-ih-                   stative aspect

-s                     plural aspect suffix

 

uˀnyǫhkaretsih      It is a steep bank, cliff.

[oo-oon-yonh-kah-reh-tseeh]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ˀnyǫhkar-        noun root – cliff, bank

-ets-                 verb root – be tall, long

-ih                    stative aspect

 

Sastaretsi             He has very long antler spurs (Deer clan male name)

[s-ha-stah-reh-tsee]

s-                     repetitive

-ha-                  masculine singular agent – he

-star-                noun root – antler spur

-ets-                 verb root – be long

-i                      stative aspect

 

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