Author Archives: John Steckley

Having a Ceremony

Having a Ceremony  -hšę- In Wyandot there are two main ways of talking about ceremony.  One of them is a verb, not very surprising given the nature of the language.   iayehšęh               I am holding, having a ceremony. [ee-ah-yeh-shenh] … Continue reading

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The Sun and Moon in Wyandot

The Sun and the Moon The noun root -ndišr- refers to both the sun and the moon.  When it is necessary to be clear that you are referring to the moon, you can use this phrase: wasǫtaˀye                        yandišraˀ     at … Continue reading

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At, On and In

On, At and In One of these location indicators is a suffix; the other is a verb   On and At: External Locative Noun Suffix (elns) It comes either after a noun root of a verb root with a stative … Continue reading

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Country and Land

Country, Land To Have as Country – –ǫnde- ǫndende               on the ground [on-den-deh] ǫnde-      feminine-zoic singular agent – it + verb root – to have as country + stative aspect -nde         external locative noun suffix ǫndešaˀ                … Continue reading

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