-wihst – scales, metal, clock

-wihst-         scales, metal, clock, dollar

 

ukwihstaʼ             metal, clock, scales

[oo-kweeh-stah-ah]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-k-                    semi-reflexive voice

-wihst-             noun root – scales, metal

-aˀ                    noun suffix

 

tsukwihstat            It is one dollar.

[tsoo-kwees-tat]

ts-                    repetitive

-u-                    feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-k-                    semi-reflexive voice

-wist-               scales, metal, dollar

-a-                    joiner vowel

-t-                     verb root – be one + stative aspect

 

ayekwihstaęʼ         I have money.[1]

[ah-yeh-kweeh-stah-en-en]

aye-                 1st person singular patient – I

-k-                    semi-reflexive voice

-wihst-             noun root – scales, metal, money

-a-                    joiner vowel

-ę-                    verb root – have

-ˀ                      stative aspect

 

ukwihstureˀ           It is covered with scales (fish, reptile).

[oo-kweehs-too-reh-eh]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-k-                    semi-reflexive voice

-wihst-             noun root – scales

-ure-                 verb root – be covered

-ˀ                      stative aspect

 

skat    ukwihstaʼe   It strikes metal once; it is one o’clock. (with nr -wihst- ‘metal’)

one    it strikes metal

 

ukwihstaʼe It strikes metal.

[oo-kweehs-tah-ah-eh]

u-         feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-k-        semi-reflexive voice

-wihst- noun root – scales, metal

-aˀe      verb root – hit, strikes + stative aspect

[1] Although the presence of the semi-reflexive voice should make this a-conjugation, there is a history in the language of the form adding the -k- being treated as a root (Potier 1920:448-452).

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