Be Close To

Be close to, be joined -ndeyę-

 

This verb root almost always incorporates a noun.   The only exception to this rule that I have encountered is the following:

 

Sundeyęh                            She is close again.  (female Bear clan name)

[soon-deh-yenh]

s-                                 repetitive – again

-u-                                feminine-zoic singular patient – she

-ndeyę-                        verb root – be close

-h                                 stative aspect

 

teyahǫhtandeyęh My two ears are close together (spoken by a rabbit in a story)

[teh-yah-honh-tan-deh-yenh]

te-                                dualic

-y-                                1st person singular agent – my

-ahǫht-                         noun root – ear

-a-                                joiner vowel

-ndeyę-                        verb root – be close together

-h                                 stative aspect

 

tehnęnǫhsteyęh              Their two houses are close together. They are neighbors.

[teh-nen-nonh-steh-tenh]

Te-                               dualic

-hn-                              masculine dual agent – they two (m)

-ę-                                semi-reflexive voice

-nǫhs-                          noun root – house

-teyę-                           verb root – be close

-h                                 stative aspect

 

teyawenęšrandeyęh         Two knives are close together, scissors.

[teh-yah-weh-nen-shran-deh-yenh]

te-                                dualic

-yaw-                           feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-enę-                            verb root – be a knife

-šr-                               nominalizer

-a-                                joiner vowel

-ndeyę-                        verb root – be close

-h                                 stative aspect

 

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