The progressive in Wyandot

The Progressive in Wyandot

The Progressive adds the meaning of ‘go about, around, along’ , or ‘continues, continuing’ to the verb root.  The stative aspect must come before it, no matter what aspect follows.  The purposive is usually the aspect that follows it.  It generally  takes the form -haky-.

utemęhąkyeˀ        She continues to go running away.

[oo-teh-men-han-kyeh-eh]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient ‘she’

-tem-                verb root ‘to run away, flee’

-ę-                    stative aspect

-hąky-             progressive root suffix

-eˀ                    purposive aspect

haǫdustihakyeˀ      He is going around making it rain.

[hah-on-doo-stee-hah-kyeh-eh]

ha-                   masculine singular agent ‘he’

-ǫdu-                verb root ‘to rain’

-st-                   causative-instrumental root suffix

-i-                     stative aspect

-haky-             progressive root suffix

-eˀ                    purposive aspect

hutindramęhakyeˀ They (m) go about dancing.

[hoo-teen-drah-men-ha-kyeh-eh]

huti-                 masculine plural patient ‘they (m)’

-ndram-            verb root ‘to dance’

-ę-                    stative aspect

-haky-             progressive root suffix

-eˀ                    purposive aspect

awahatakyeˀa      End of the path approaches.

[ah-wah-ha-tah-kyeh-eh-ah]

aw-                  factual

-ah-                  feminine-zoic singular agent ‘she’ + noun root ‘path’

-a-                    noun suffix

-ta-                   verb root ‘to end’ + stative aspect

-kye-                progressive root suffix

-ˀa                    punctual aspect

huhtǫndehaˀkyeˀ  He is continuing to make it.

[hooh-ton-deh-hah-ah-kyeh-eh]

hu-                   masculine singular patient ‘he’

-ht-                   semi-reflexive voice

-ǫnd-                verb root ‘to make’

-e-                    stative aspect

-haˀky-            progressive root suffix

-eˀ                    purposive aspect

hunęntuˀndihakyeˀ They (m) were growing, continuing to grow.

[hoo-nen-too-oon-dee-hah-kyeh-eh]

hun-                 masculine plural agent ‘they (m)’

-ęntu-               verb root ‘to grow’

-ˀnd-                 inchoative root suffix

-i-                     stative aspect

-haky-             progressive root suffix

-eˀ                    purposive aspect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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