Names that Burn

Names that Burn -atey- ‘to burn’

Hundahšateyęˀ    His tongue is burning. (male Snake clan)

[hoon-dah-shah-teh-yen-en]

hu-                   masculine singular patient – he

-ndahš-           noun roottongue

-atey-               verb root – burn

-ęˀ                    stative aspect

 

Tehurǫnyateka      He burns the sky in two[1].(male Large or Striped Turtle clan)

[teh-hoo-ron-yoo-teh-kah]

te-                    dualic

-hu-                  masculine singular patient – he

-rǫny-              noun root – sky

-atek-               verb root – burn

-a                     habitual aspect

 

Utsistateyęh         It is a burning fire. (male)

[oo-tsee-stah-teh-yenh]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-tsist-               noun root – fire

-atey-               verb root – burn

-ęh                   stative aspect

 

Fire, Coals -tsihst-

 

Ahatsihstare          He moved the fire around, put coals on top.  (male)

[ah-hah-tseeh-stah-reh][2]

a-                     factual

-ha-                  masculine singular agent – he

-tsihst-              noun root – fire

-a-                    joiner vowel

-re                    verb root – move + punctual aspect

 

Yatsistarǫˀ            It is a fire at diverse distances. (male Large Turtle)

[yah-tsee-stah-ron-on]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-tsist-               noun root – fire

-a-                    joiner vowel

-r-                    verb root – be at a distance’

-ǫ-                    distributive root suffix

-ˀ                      habitual aspect

[1] This could also mean ‘He is not a burning sky’, but it seems less likely.

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