Names that Touch the Sky

Wyandot Names that Touch the Sky

There are a good number of traditional Wyandotte names that include -rǫny- [ron-ny]   the noun root for ‘sky’ in them.  Here are 12 that I have been able to translate.

Male Names

Harǫnyayehte      He is bearing or carrying the sky (Wolf clan).

[hah-ron-nyah-yeh-teh]

ha-                   masculine singular agent: he

-rǫny-            noun root, ‘sky’

-a-                    noun suffix

-yehte-             verb root, ‘to carry on the back or shoulder’ +                                              stative aspect

Harǫnyuˀ                  He is sky in, reflected in, on top of the water (Wolf clan).                      [hah-ron-nyoo-oo]

ha-                   masculine singular agent: he

-rǫny-              noun root, ‘sky’

-u-                    verb root, ‘to be in water’

-ˀ                      stative aspect

Hurǫnyateh            The sky is present in him (Striped or Small Turtle clan)

[hoo-ron-nyah-teh]

hu-                   masculine singular patient: him

-rǫny-              noun root, ‘sky’

-a-                    noun suffix

-te-                   verb root, ‘to exist, be present’

-h                     stative aspect

Tehatrǫnyataseˀ     His sky is twisted, turned around (Bear clan).

[the-hah-tron-nyah-tah-she-eh]

te                     dualic

h-                     masculine singular agent: he

-at-                   semi-reflexive prefix

-rǫny-              noun root, ‘sky’

-a-                    noun suffix

-tase-                verb root, ‘to turn, twist’

-ˀ                      stative aspect

Haronyatekaˀ      His sky is burning  (Large Turtle clan)

[ha-ron-nyah-te-kah-ah]

ha-                   masculine singular agent: his

            -rǫny–              noun root, ‘sky’

-ate                  verb root, ‘to burn’

-kaˀ                  habitual aspect

Teharǫnyurę             He splits, is splitting the sky in two (Large Turtle clan)

[teh-hah-ron-hyoo-ren]

te-                    dualic

ha-                   masculine singular agent: he

-rǫny-              noun root, ‘sky’

-urę                  verb root, ‘to split in two’ + stative aspect

Hutrǫnyiwanę       He is a large sky.

[hoo-tron-nyee-wah-nen]

hu-                   masculine singular patient: he

-rǫny-              noun root, ‘sky’

-iwanę             verb root, ‘to be large’ + stative aspect

Šateyaronyah       It is of the same size as the sky (Porcupine clan)

[shah-teh-yah-ron-nyah]

ša-                    coincident

-te-                   dualic

-ya-                  feminine-zoic singular agent:  she or it

-rony–              noun root ‘sky’

-a                     verb root ‘to be of such a size’ + stative aspect

Female Names

Yarǫnyąˀwiˀ           She is canoeing or floating in the sky (Deer clan)

[yah-ron-nyan-an-wee-ee]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent: she

-rony–              noun root ‘sky’

-yąwi-              verb root ‘to go by canoe’

-՚                      stative aspect

Yarǫnyiet                She scrapes the sky (Porcupine clan).

[ya-ron-nyee-eht]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent: she

-rǫny-              noun root, ‘sky’

-iet-                  verb root, ‘to scrape’ + stative aspect

 

Utrǫnyayęk             She is regularly seen in the sky  (Large Turtle clan).

[oo-tron-nyah-yenk]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient: she

-t-                     semi-reflexive voice

-rǫny-              noun root, ‘sky’

-a-                    noun suffix

-yę-                  verb root ‘to see’

-k                     habitual aspect

Urǫnyureta            She regularly examines the sky.

[oo-ron-nyoo-reh-tah]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient: she

-rǫny–              noun root, ‘sky’

-uret-                verb root, ‘to examine’

-a                     habitual aspect

 

 

 

 

 

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