Author Archives: John Steckley

be long

Be long – -ǫts- There are two verb roots that mean ‘be long’ in Wyandot.  The one found most often is -es-, which requires the incorporation of a noun root or noun stem.  This verb does not incorporate either one.  … Continue reading

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be thin

Be Thin -atǫnę–   utǫnęh                 She is thin. [oo-ton-nenh] u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – she -tǫnę-               verb root – be thin -h                     stative aspect   utǫnędihakyeh     She is getting to be thinner. [oo-ton-nen-dee-hah-kyeh] u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – she -tǫnę-               … Continue reading

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seasoning

To Season -urit-   huritih                           He is seasoning it. [hoo-ree-teeh] h-                                 masculine singular agent – he -urit-                            verb root – season -ih                                stative aspect   aturitih                          It is seasoned. [ah-too-ree-teeh] at-                               feminine-zoic singular agent – it + semi-reflexive voice … Continue reading

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point out, show

Point Out, Show -atsat-   This verb does not incorporate any noun roots.   ehskwatsatęh                 You (p) will point it out. [eh-skwah-tsah-ten] e-                                 future -hskw-                         2nd person plural agent -you (p) -atsat-                           verb root – point out, show -ęh                               … Continue reading

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