Be Father to

Be Father to -ˀistę

 

aʼistęh         My father (term of address).

[ah-ah-ee-stenh]

           

huˀistęh      He is father to him; his father.

[hoo-oo-ee-stenh]

hu-       masculine singular agent + masculine singular patient – he – him

-ˀistę-   verb root – be father to

-h         stative aspect

 

haʼistęh       He is father to me, my father (term of reference).

[hah-ah-ee-stenh]

ha-       masculine singular agent + 1st person singular patient – he – me

-ˀistę-   verb root – be father to

-h         stative aspect

 

skwaʼistęh  You are father to us, our father. (beginning of the Lord’s Prayer).

[skwah-ah-ee-stenh]

skwa-   2nd person singular agent + 1st person plural patient – you – us

-ˀistę-   verb root – be father to

-h         stative aspect

 

žaˀistęh        He is father to you; your father.

[zhah-ah-ee-stenh]

ža-       masculine singular agent + 2nd person singular patient – he – you

-ˀistę-   verb root – be father to

-h         stative aspect

 

yaˀistęhšraˀ                           father, fatherhood (noun)

[yah-ah-ee-sten-shrah-ah]

ya-                               feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ˀistę-                           verb root – be father to

-hšr-                             nominalizer

-aˀ                                noun suffix

 

huˀistęhšrawastih                He is a good father.

[hoo-oo-ee-sten-shrah-wah-steeh]

hu-                               masculine singular patient – he

ˀistę-                           verb root – be father to

-hšr-                             nominalizer

-a                                 joiner vowel

-wast-                          verb root – be good, beautiful

-ih                                stative aspect

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