mouth

Mouth – hš-

 

yahšaʼ                            mouth

[yah-shah-ah]

ya-                               feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-hš-                              noun root – mouth

-aˀ                                noun suffix

 

hahšuwanęh                    His mouth is big

[hah-shoo-wah-nenh]

ha-                               masculine singular agent – he

-hš-                              noun root – mouth

-uwanę-                      verb root – be large

-h                                 stative aspect

 

Have, put in mouth tǫt-

 

Hunhdawatǫt      He has a river in his mouth. (male Deer clan name)

[hoonh-dah-wah-tont]

hu-                   masculine singular patient – he

-nhdaw-           noun root – river

-a-                    joiner vowel

-tǫt                   verb root – put, have in mouth + stative aspect

 

Lick -yahnęs- (this verb requires a noun root)

 

tayeskahnęs                   Lick my mouth; kiss me.

[tah-yeh-ah-skah-nens]

t-                                  imperative

-aye-                            1st person singular patient – me

-sk[1]–                               noun root – mouth

-ahnęs                          verb root – lick + imperative aspect

 

hasayahnętsih                 He is licking a plate.

[hah-sah-yah-nen-tseeh]

ha-                               masculine singular agent – he

-s-                                noun root – plate

-a-                                joiner vowel

-yahnęts-                      verb root – lick

-ih                                stative aspect

 

[1] The combination of the -š- of the noun root and the -y- of the verb root creates an -sk-.

 

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