to begin

The Verb Root -yǫht- – begin

ewayǫt          always, forever

[eh-wah-yont]

ew-      translocative – away

-a-        feminine-zoic singular agent – it[1]

-yǫt-    verb root – begin + stative aspect

 

aˀwahkǫhtęˀ It just began.  She just began.

[ah-ah-wah-konh-ten-en]

aˀw-     factual

-ahk-    feminine-zoic singular agent – it + semi-reflexive

-ǫht-    verb root – begin

-ęˀ        punctual aspect

 

ahahkǫtęˀ    He just began.

[ah-hah-konh-ten-en]

a-         factual

-h-        masculine singular agent – he

-ahk-    semi-reflexive

-ǫt-      verb root – begin

-ęˀ        punctual aspect

 

kwahkǫhtaˀ  It begins; at the beginning.

[kwah-konh-tah-ah]

kw-      dualic

-ahk-    feminine-zoic singular agent – it + semi-reflexive

-ǫht-    verb root – begin

-aˀ        habitual aspect

 

karihwayǫht        It is certain.

[kah-reeh-wah-yonht]

k-                     dualic

-a-                    feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-rihw-              noun root – matter

-a-                    joiner vowel

-yǫht-              verb root – begin + stative aspect

 

kesakǫhtęh You (s) will begin here.

[keh-sah-konh-tenh]

k-         cislocative – here

-e-        future

-s-        2nd person singular patient –  you (s)

-ak-      semi-reflexive

-ǫht-    verb root – begin

-ęh       punctual aspect

 

[1] This verb is irregular in that it belongs to the consonant conjugation but uses in this case -a- as the feminine-zoic singular form.

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