Times of the Day

Times of the Day

 

Dawn

 

aʼurhęhaˀ             It is daybreak.

[ah-ah-oo-rhen-hah-ah]

aˀ-                    factual

-u-                    feminine-zoic singular patient

-rhę-                 verb root – dawn

-ha                   inchoative root suffix

-ˀ                      punctual aspect

 

Morning

 

ahsǫ   uˀrahwiye    morning, still it is at night (probably early in the morning)

[still   it is at night]

 

uˀrahwiye              It is at night.

[oo-oo-rah-wee-yeh]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ˀra-                  verb root – be night

-hw-                 transitional root suffix

-i-                     stative aspect

-ye                   external locative noun suffix

 

Noon

 

kyehke       yaraʼ                   Sun has risen to the middle, noon.

middle         sun has risen

kyehkeh

 

yaraˀ                      Sun has risen

[yah-rah-ah]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ra-                   verb root – sun to rise

-ˀ                      stative aspect

 

Afternoon

 

askati          yarahkwih           The sun has risen to the other side; afternoon

other side         sun has risen to a place

 

askati           It is on the other side

[ah-skah-tee]

a-         translocative (?)

-s-        repetitive

-ka-      feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ti         verb root – be on a side + stative aspect.

 

yarahkwih   Sun has risen to a place.

[yah-rah-kweeh]

ya-       feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ra-       verb root – sun to rise

-hkw-   instrumental root suffix – place

-h         stative aspect

 

Sunset

 

aˀkwatukwaˀ          It (the sun) went down, set

[ah-ah-kwah-too-kwah-ah]

a-                     factual

-kw-                 dualic

-atukw-            feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-aˀ                    punctual aspect

 

Dusk

 

iwaža           kyuˀratih     It a little bit becomes night, dusk

it is a little        when it becomes night

 

iwaža           It is a little.

[ee-wah-zhah]

iw-       partitive

-a-        feminine-zoic singular agent – it + verb root – be a size

-ž-        stative aspect

-a         diminutive aspect suffix

 

kyuˀratih     When it became night.

[kyoo-oo-rah-teeh]

ky-       cislocative

-u-        feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ˀra-      verb root – be night

-t-         causative root suffix

-ih        stative aspect

 

Evening

 

aʼuʼrah        It (just) became night, is evening.

[ah-ah-oo-oo-rah]

aˀ-        factual

-u-        feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ˀra-      verb root – be night

-h         inchoative root suffix – punctual aspect

 

Night

 

uˀrahwih      It is night.

[oo-oo-rah-weeh]

u-         feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ˀra-      verb root – be night

-hw-     transitional root suffix

-ih        stative aspect

 

Midnight

 

šatewasǫtetsiˀ        midnight, middle of the night

[shah-teh-wah-son-teh-tsee-ee]

ša-                    coincident

-tew-                dualic

-asǫt-               noun root – night

-ets-                 verb root – be long

-iˀ                     stative aspect

 

 

 

 

 

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