Be Aunt to

Be Aunt to -arahak[1]

 

Note that as with other intergenerational kinship terms, the reference to the older one is with the older family member, the patient with the younger one..

 

arahak                 My aunt (a term of address).

[ah-rah-hak]

 

ayarahak               My aunt (a term of reference)

[ah-yah-rah-hak]

ay-                   feminine-zoic singular agent + 1st person singular patient – she – me

-arahak                        verb root – be aunt to + stative aspect

 

sarahak                She is aunt to you (s); your (s) aunt.

[sah-rah-hak]

s-                   feminine-zoic singular agent + 2nd person singular patient– she you

-arahak        verb root – be aunt to + stative aspect

 

urahak                       She is aunt to her; her aunt.

[oo-rah-hak]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular agent + feminine-zoic singular patient– she -her

-rahak          verb root – be aunt to + stative aspect

 

hurahak                She is aunt to him; his aunt

[hoo-rah-hak]

hu-                   feminine-zoic singular agent + masculine singular patient – she – him

-rahak              verb root – be aunt to + stative aspect

 

ǫmarahak            She is our aunt.

[on-mah-rah-hak]

ǫm-                  feminine-zoic singular agent + 1st person plural patient – she – our/us

-arahak                        verb root – be aunt to + stative aspect

 

[1] Up until the nineteenth century this term was used just to refer to your father’s sister(s), and not your mother’s sisters, who were called mothers..

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