island

Island

 

yawęnduh  It is an island in water.

[ya-wen-dooh]

ya-       feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-węnd- noun root – island

-u-        verb root – be in water

-h         stative aspect

 

kawęnduh   Where there is an island in water.

[kah-wen-dooh]

k-         cislocative – where

-a-        feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-węnd- noun root – island

-u-        verb root – be in water

-h         stative aspect

 

yawęnduwanęh    It is a large island.

[yah-wen-doo-wah-nenh]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-węnd-             noun root – island

-uwanę-           verb root – be large

-h                     stative aspect

 

yawęndetsih          It is a long island (La Gross Ȋle).

[yah-węn-deh-tseeh]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-węnd-             noun root – island

-ets-                 verb root – be long, tall

-ih                    stative aspect

 

Wyandot Names with Island

 

Hawęndayehteˀ     He bears an island.  (male Large Turtle clan)

[ha-wen-dah-yeh-teh-eh]

ha-                   masculine singular agent – he

-węnd-             noun root – island

-a-                    joiner vowel

-yehte-             verb root – bear on a strap around the neck, shoulder

-ˀ                      stative aspect

 

Ukwęndindes        She often drags an island. (female)

[oo-kwen-deen-dehs]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – she

-k-                    semi-reflexive voice

-węnd-             noun root – island

-inde-               verb root – drag

-s                       habitual aspect

 

 

 

Hukwęndisatih               He presses or hits against an island.

[hoo-kwen-dee-sah-teeh]

hu-       ‘he’

-k-        semi-reflexive voice

-węnd- noun root – island

-is-       verb root  – press or hit against

-at-       causative root suffix

-I          stative aspect

 

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[1] This might relate to the action of a turtle that lives beside an island, maybe part of a traditional story involving a turtle and maybe a Turtle clan.  It might also refer to a cove or sheltered place beside an island or peninsula.

 

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