Words for Fruit in Wyandot

Fruit Names in Wyandot

Verb Root for Fruit -ahihk-

yahihk                                It is a fruit.

[yah-heehk]

ya-                             feminine-zoic singular agent ‘it’

-ahihk                     verb root –  ‘to be a fruit’ + stative aspect

 

Noun Root for Fruit -až-

užaˀ                                        fruit

[oo-zhah-ah]

u-                                 feminine-zoic singular patient ‘it’

ž                                noun root, ‘fruit’

-aˀ                                noun suffix

užarih                             It is a ripe fruit

[oo-zhah-reeh]

u-                                 feminine-zoic singular patient ‘it’

ž                                noun root ‘fruit’

-a-                                noun suffix

-ri-                               verb root ‘to ripen’

-h                                 stative aspect

 

teˀužarih                         It is an unripe fruit.

[teh-eh-oo-zhah-reeh]

teˀ-                               negative

u-                                 feminine-zoic singular patient ‘it’

ž                                noun root ‘fruit’

-a-                                noun suffix

-ri-                               verb root ‘to ripen’

-h                                 stative aspect

Apples

yarhiˀt                             It is an apple tree, a tree.

[yah-rhee-eet]

ya-                               feminine-zoic singular agent ‘it’

-rhiˀt                            verb root ‘to be an apple tree, a tree + stative aspect

yarhiˀtǫnǫˀ                          There are many (apple) trees.

[yah-rhee-ee-ton-on-on]

ya-                               feminine-zoic singular agent ‘it’

-rhiˀt                        verb root ‘to be an apple tree, a tree’

-ǫnǫ-                         distributive root suffix

-ˀ                                stative aspect

tsužawat                        It is a very large fruit, apple.

[tsoo-zhah-wat]

ts-                                repetitive ‘very’

-u-                                feminine-zoic singular patient ‘it

ž–                                noun root ‘fruit’

-wat                             verb root ‘to be large’ + stative aspect

užunyǫt                          It is a hanging fruit, apple

[oo-zhoo-yont]

u-                                 feminine-zoic singular patient ‘it’

ž–                                noun root ‘fruit’

-unyǫt                         verb root ‘to hang’ + stative aspect

Blackberries

tewateyahkweˀnduwanęˀs           It is two large eyeballs, blackberries

[teh-wah-the-yah-kweh-en-doo-wah-nen-ens]

tew-                                         dualic ‘two’

-ate-                                         feminine-zoic ‘it’ + semi-reflexive voice

-yahkweˀnd-                        noun root ‘eyeball’

-uwanę                                  verb root ‘to be large’

-ˀ                                              stative aspect

-ˀs                                            plural aspect suffix

sažis usteˀsaraˀ           Blackberry bush; it is a fruit very full of thorns

[sah-zhees]  [oo-steh-eh-sah-rah-ah]

s-                                 repetitive ‘very’

-až                             feminine-zoic singular agent ‘it’ + noun root ‘fruit’

-i-                                verb root ‘to be full’ + stative aspect

-s                                 plural aspect suffix

u-                                feminine-zoic singular patient ‘it’

-steˀsar-                    noun root ‘thorn, spine’

-aˀ                                noun suffix

Other Berries

tihšǫt                                     strawberry

[teeh-shont]

uhętayet                          It is a blueberry bush, blueberries

[oo-hen-tah-yeht]

u-                                 feminine-zoic singular patient ‘it’

-hętayet-                  verb root  ‘to be a blueberry bush’ + stative aspect

usetaˀ                            gooseberry (gourd, bottle)

[oo-she-tah-ah]

u-                                 feminine-zoic singular patient ‘it’

-set-                            noun root ‘gooseberry, gourd, bottle’

-aˀ                                noun suffix

sangutranęs                     raspberries

[san-goo-trah-nens]

atukaˀ                             cranberry

[ah-too-kah-ah]

atuk-                           feminine-zoic singular agent ‘it’ + noun root ‘cranberry’

-aˀ                                noun suffix

Other Fruit

aˀtunęhst                             plum, plum pits, seeds (verb)

[ah-ah-too-nenhst]

unęhstaˀ                                plum or peach seed, pit

[oo-nenhst]

u-                                 feminine-zoic singular patient ‘it’

          -nęhst-                         noun root, ‘pit, seed’

-aˀ                                noun suffix

ušahędaˀ                              grape(s), raisin(s)

[oo-shah-hen-dah-ah]

u-                                 feminine-zoic patient ‘it’

            -šahęd-                    noun root, ‘grape’

-aˀ                                noun suffix

auríhstih                    watermelon

[ah-oo-reeh-steeh]

  • feminine-zoic singular agent ‘it’

-urihst-                        verb root, ‘to be a watermelon’

-ih                                stative aspect

unyǫhšaˀ                       melon (primary meaning ‘squash, pumpkin’)

[oon-yonh-shah-ah]

u-                                 feminine-zoic singular patient ‘it’

-nyǫhš-                        noun root, ‘squash, pumpkin’

-aˀ                                noun suffix

yandiskaraˀ                    cherry tree, cherry

[yan-dee-skah-rah-ah]

ya-                               feminine-zoic singular agent ‘it’

-ndiskar-                  noun root ‘cherry tree, cherry’

-aˀ                                noun suffix

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