water words

Water Words

 

amęn                    It is water.

[ah-men]

am-                  feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ę                     verb root – be water + stative patient

 

yandehkwaʼ                   water, liquid

[yan-deh-kwah-ah]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ndekw-           noun root – water

-aˀ                    noun suffix

 

undaʼut                It is a spring, fountain, source of water.

[oon-dah-ah-oot]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ndaˀut[1]            verb root – be a spring, fountain + stative aspect

 

yakyǫm             creek, stream

[yah-kyon-mah-ah]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-kyǫm-             noun root – creek, stream

-aˀ                    noun suffix

 

yanhdawaʼ           river

[yanh-dah-wah-ah]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-nhdaw-           noun root – river

-aˀ                    noun suffix

 

kyunhdawędih     It is where a river is falling, waterfall.

[kyoonh-dah-wen-deeh]

ky-                   cislocative – where

-u-                    feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ndaw-             noun root – fiver

-ę-                    verb root – fall

-d-                    inchoative root suffix

-ih                    stative aspect

 

u (verb root )         be in water (needs to have a noun with it)

[oo]

 

karǫtuh                Where a tree, log, pole is in water.

[kah-ron-tooh]

k-                     cislocative – where

-a-                    feminine-zoic singular agent – feminine-zoic singular agent

-rǫt-                 noun root – tree, log, pole

-u-                    verb root – be in water

-h                     stative aspect

 

ǫtaraˀ                    lake

[on-tah-rah-ah]

ǫtar-                 feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-aˀ                    noun suffix

 

ǫtarižuh               It is a great, large lake

[on-tah-ree-zhooh ]

ǫtar-                 feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ižu-                 verb root – be large, great

-h                     stative aspect

 

 

 

 

 

[1] There is some chance that this word literally means ‘standing river’.

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