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Wyandot Terms Related to the Head

Wyandot Noun Roots Related to the Head Unless otherwise stated, the noun roots are consonant conjugation Skull -hskuˀt- uhskuˀtaˀ                               head, skull, her head, her skull [ooh-skoo-oo-tah-ah] u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient ‘it, her’ -hskuˀt-           noun root, ‘head, skull’ -aˀ                    noun suffix … Continue reading

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Wyandot Noun Roots Related to Legs

Wyandot Noun Roots Related to Legs All noun roots here take the consonant conjugation, which is the most common conjugation.. Leg –ˀnǫht- yaˀnǫhtaˀ                         leg, her leg [yah-ah-nonhtah-ah] ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent ‘it, her’ –ˀnǫht-           noun … Continue reading

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Wyandot Noun Roots for the Upper Body

Wyandot Noun Roots for the Upper Body All these noun roots are consonant stem conjugation except for two that are specified as different. Arm –žahš–   yažahšaˀ                                arm (including that of a corn plant), her arm [yah-zhah-shah-ah] ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent … Continue reading

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The Punctual Aspect and the Modals in Wyandot

Punctual and the Modals The punctual is one of the four aspects of the Wyandot language, suffixes that follow every verb.  It refers to one occurrence (rather than a state, a repeated occurrence, a command/request or prediction/intention) of what is … Continue reading

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