Author Archives: John Steckley

field

Field -yęht- yęhtaˀyeh   at, in a field [yenh-tah-ah-yeh] yęht-    feminine-zoic singular agent – it + noun root – field -aˀyeh  external locative noun suffix   ęndehkažah           They (f) are eating a field (i.e., the crops in the field) [en-deh-kah-zhah] ęnd-                 … Continue reading

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Stretch Out + Lie Down

Stretch Out, Lie Down   Stretch Out This verb does not apply to humans.   šaˀestatęhtrah         At the same time someone stretched out some bark. [shah-ah-eh-stah-ten-trah] š-                     coincident -aˀ-                   factual -e-                    indefinite agent – someone -st-                   noun root – … Continue reading

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bags

Bags -ˀnǫhš- yanǫhšaˀ              bag [yan-onh-shah-ah] ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it -ˀnǫhš-             noun root – bag -aˀ                    noun suffix ižumeˀ                          undaˀwa                                   yanǫhšayǫ she has it                     it (is) soft (e.g., wild cotton)   inside a bag She has soft material inside a … Continue reading

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Stop

Stop -tę- saaˀtatęh                 Stop! (said to one person) [sah-ah-ah-tah-tenh] sa-                   imperative + 2nd person singular agent – you (s) -aˀt–                  noun root – body -a-                    joiner vowel -tę-                   verb root – stop -h-                    imperative aspect   tuh       hutižaˀtatęˀ                               de        … Continue reading

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