moon

The Moon

In Wyandot, the same noun root is used for ‘sun’ and ‘moon’, so I have translated that noun root as ‘sky body.’

yandišraˀ             sky body, sun, moon

[yan-dee-shrah-ah]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ndišr-              noun root – sky body, sun, moon

-aˀ                    noun suffix

 

ahsǫtaˀye    yandishrah night sky body, moon

[ah-son-tah-ah-yeh]

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

-aˀe                  external locative noun suffix

 

yandišraseˀ           new moon

[yan-dee-shrah-seh-eh]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – she, it

-ndišr-              noun root – moon

-ase-                 verb root – be new

-ˀ                      stative aspect

 

yandišraseye         at the new moon

[yan-dee-shrah-seh-yeh]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ndišr-              noun root – moon

-ase-                 verb root – be new + stative aspect

-ye                   external locative noun suffix

 

awatendichrarę   the moon has risen

[ah-wah-ten-dee-shrah-renh]

aw-                  factual

-ate-                 feminine-zoic singular agent – it + semi-reflexive voice

-ndišr-              noun root – moon

-a-                    joiner vowel

-r-                    verb root – sky body to rise

-ę                     punctual aspect

 

sawatęndišrihsęˀ    full moon, sky body again completes itself

[sah-wah-ten-dee-shreeh-sen-en]

s-                     repetitive – again’

-aw-                 factual prefix

-ate-                 semi-reflexive – itself

-ndišr-              noun root – sky body

-his-                 verb root – complete, finish

-ęˀ                    punctual aspect

 

 

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