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To be Large in Wyandot

To be Large, Great –(y)uwanę- The Verb Alone The verb alone can refer to elders, both in general terms, and with respect to being the elder of two siblings. hayuwanęh           He is an elder[1]. [hah-yoo-wah-nenh] ha-                   masculine singular agent … Continue reading

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Day in Wyandot

Day in Wyandot The noun root for day in Wyandot is -ę(n)t-.  It is used in many words. męˀtaˀ         a day [men-en-tah-ah] m-        feminine-zoic singular patient – it -ęˀt-      noun root – day -aˀ        noun suffix aˀtemętayeh           every day … Continue reading

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The Indefinite Agent

Indefinite Agent The indefinite agent takes distinctly different forms with each conjugation.  The consonant conjugation takes -e-, the a- conjugation -ǫ-, e- conjugation and o- conjugation take -ay-, while the i- conjugation takes just -a-. Indefinite Agent with no Patient … Continue reading

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Masculine Dual and Plural Agents

Masculine Dual and Plural Agents Masculine Dual Agent hižaˀahah   They two (m) (are) children. [hee-zhah-ah-hah] hi-        masculine dual agent – they two (m) -žaˀah- noun root – child -ah       noun suffix aˀžatriwihšęˀ They two[1] (m) finished a matter, made a … Continue reading

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