pot

Pot

 

Both a noun root and a verb root refer to a pot.

Noun root -ndaˀts-

 

yandaˀtsaˀ            pot

[yan-dah-ah-tsah-ah]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ndaˀts-            noun root – pot

-aˀ                    noun suffix

 

yandaˀtsuwanęh    It is a large pot.

[yan-dah-ah-tsoo-wa-nenh]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ndaˀts-            noun root – pot

-uwanę-           verb root – be large

-h                     stative aspect

 

ahandaˀtsaˀe        He hit a pot, drum.

[ah-han-dah-ah-tsah-ah-eh]

a-                     factual

-ha-                  masculine singular agent – he

-ndaˀts-            noun root – pot, drum

-aˀe                  verb root – hit + stative aspect

 

ihutendatsanęˀšrǫmi        A pot covers him.

[ee-hoo-ten-dah-tsan-en-en-shron-mee]

i-                      partitive

-hu-                  masculine singular patient – him

-te-                   semi-reflexive

-ndats-             noun root – pot

-a-                    joiner vowel

-nęˀšrǫ-            verb root – cover

-mi                   transitory root suffix + stative aspect

 

Be a pot -ˀnęu-

yaˀnęuˀ                 It is a pot.

[yah-an-en-oo-oo]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ˀnęu-               verb root – be a pot

-ˀ                      stative aspect

 

yeˀnęuˀah              It is my little pot.

[yeh-eh-nen-oo-oo-ah]

ye-                   1st person singular agent – I, my

-ˀnęu-               verb root – be a pot

-ˀ-                     stative aspect

-ah                   diminutive aspect[1]

 

 

 

[1] The diminutive here does not indicate small size, but a closeness to the owner.  It is used with younger relatives, domestic animals and a few possessions.

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