Birds whose names say ‘Kweh’

Birds whose names say ‘kweh’ or ‘kwenh’

 

There are a number of names in Wyandot for birds that are physically similar, names that begin with ‘kweh’ or “kwenh’.

 

chicken                           kwehsęˀ

[kweh-sen-en]

kwehsęʼ hangyahaǫ        He is a rooster

 

hangyahaǫ  He is male

[han-gyah-hah-on]

ha-                   masculine singular agent – he

-ngyahaon       verb root – be male + stative aspect

 

partridge, grouse, pigeon kweˀdisęˀąh

[kweh-eh-dee-sen-en-anh]

 

prairie chicken                kwesęhužaˀ

[kweh-sen-hoo-zhah-ah]

 

woodcock                      kwęhkwęhkwęh

[kwen-kwen-kwen]

 

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