Where? in Wyandot

Where

anęęˀ [ah-nen-en]  Where is it?

Quick Answers with Pointing

tuh               there            deˀka           here

[tooh]                             [deh-eh-ka]

Where do you live?

Anęęˀ ihšǫdaǫˀ                 Where do you have your home?

_________ekyǫdaǫˀ       It is where I make my home.

(-ǫdaǫ- ‘to have as home’)

Question

anęę            ihšaǫdaǫˀ                 Where do you (s) live?

[eeh-shah-on-dan-on-on]

ihšaǫdaǫˀ              You have your home.

i-                 partitive ‘such’

-hša-          2nd person singular agent ‘you’

-ǫdaǫ-       verb root ‘to have as home’

-ˀ                  stative aspect

Answer

Wyandotte   ekyǫdaǫˀ                              Wyandotte is where my home is.

[eh-kyon-dah-on-on]

ekyǫdaǫˀ       It is where my home is.

ek-       cislocative ‘where’

-y-       1st person singular ‘I’

-ǫdaǫ– verb root ‘to have as home’

-ˀ          stative aspect

Question

anęęˀ            rǫdaǫˀ                                       Where does he live?

[ron-dah-on]

rǫndaǫ         He has a home.

r-           masculine singular agent ‘he’[1]

-ǫdaǫ-  verb root ‘to have as home’

-ˀ            stative aspect

Answer

Wyandotte   etrǫdaǫ                 Wyandotte is where his home is.

[eh-tron-dah-on]

etrǫdaǫ

et-        cislocative ‘where’

-r-        masculine singular agent ‘he’

                            -ǫdaǫ-  verb root ‘to have as home’

-ˀ          stative aspect

Question

anęęˀ            ǫndaǫˀ                                   Where does she live?

where is it       [on-dah-on]

ǫdaǫ                 She has a home.

ǫdaǫ-               feminine-zoic singular agent ‘she’

+ verb root ‘to have as home’

-ˀ                      stative aspect

Answer

Wyandotte   ekyǫdaǫ                    Wyandotte is where her home is.

[eh-kyon-dah-on]

ekyǫdaǫ      It is where she has her home.

ek-        cislocative ‘where’

-y-         feminine-zoic singular agent ‘she’

                                    -ǫdaǫ-  verb root ‘to have as home’

-ˀ          stative aspect

Question

anęęˀ                  ǫˀmąh          utahšeht                 Where have you just come from?

where is it?     now            you just came from a place

[on-on-manh]

utahšeht     You just came from a place.

[oo-tah-sheht]

u-         factual

-t-        cislocative ‘where’

-a-       factual

-hš-      2nd person singular agent ‘you’

-e-        verb root ‘to come’

-ht        causative root suffix + punctual aspect

An Answer

Wyandotte   tuh     utayeht         I have just come from Wyandotte

there

 

utayeht       I just came from a place.

[oo-tah-yeht]

u-         factual

-t-        cislocative ‘where’

-a-       factual

-y-       1st person singular agent ‘I’

-e-        verb root ‘to come’

-ht        causative root suffix + punctual aspect

Relative Pronoun

haęterih            anęęˀ etrǫndaǫ                            ne      hąndaˀwah

he knows          where  where he has a home    who    he (is) soft

He knows where He is Soft has a home.

haęterih        He knows.

[hah-en-teh-reeh]

ha-       masculine singular agent ‘he’

-ęter-   verb root ‘to know’

-ih        stative aspect

hąndaˀwah             He (is) Soft[2]

[han-dah-ahwah]

hą-                   masculine singular agent ‘he’

-ndaˀw-            noun root ‘soft substance’

-ah                   noun suffix

nęh    aˀhutędutǫhs                    anęęˀ            iyętrǫˀ          de      kaˀyastiˀ

now      she told him                  where         it resides      the        monster

[kah-ah-yah-stee-ee]

Now she told him where the monster resides.

aˀhutędutǫhs                   She told him.

[ah-ah-hoo-ten-doo-tonhs]

aˀ-                    factual

-hu-                  feminine-zoic singular agent + masculine singular patient ‘she to him’

-tę-                  semireflexive voice

-dutǫ-              verb root ‘to tell’

-hs                   dative root suffix + punctual aspect

iyętrǫˀ          It resides.

[ee-yen-tron-on]

i-                      partitive ‘such’

-yętrǫ-           feminine-zoic singular agent + verb root ‘to reside, be placed’

-ˀ                      stative aspect

Time

anęę  iyar    Where is the sun?  What time is it?

 

iyar             The sun is in such a position.

[ee-yahr]

i-          partitive ‘such’

-ya-      feminine-zoic singular agent ‘it’

-r         verb root ‘sun to rise’ + stative aspect

skat             ukwista’e     Metal is struck once; one o’clock.

ukwistaˀe    Metal is struck.

[oo-kwee-stah-ah-eh-

 

u-         feminine-zoic singular patient ‘it’

-k-       semi-reflexive voice

-wist-   noun root ‘metal’

-aˀe      verb root ‘to strike’ + stative aspect

[1] Although -h- usually marks the masculine singular agent, with the -u-/ǫ conjugation it often takes -r-.

[2] He is a character in one of the Narratives.

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