Names that are nouns

Names that are Nouns

 

Although, in keeping with the usual pattern with Wyandot words, names are almost always verbs, here are four examples of names that are nouns.

 

hukyuhkwaˀ        his group, his crowd (male Deer clan)

[hoo-kyooh-kwah-ah]

hu-                   masculine singular patient – his

-kyu-                verb root – be a matrilineage, clan

-kw-                 nominalizer instrumental root suffix

-aˀ                    noun suffix

 

Yangǫtaˀ                 horned snake, snake charm (female Snake clan)

[yan-gon-tah-ah]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ngǫt-               noun root – horned snake, snake charm

-aˀ                    noun suffix

 

Yangwętaˀ            long pouch (female)

[yan-gwen-tah-ah]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ngwęt-            noun root – long pouch

-aˀ                    noun suffix

 

Yahwęntaˀ             small fish (male)

[yah-hwen-tah-ah]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-hwęnt-            noun root – small fish

-aˀ                    noun suffix

 

 

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