Bug Names and tsi-

Bug Names and Tsi-

 

ant                                  tsinǫhšuke[1]

[tsee-nonh-shoo-keh]

butterfly                         tsisǫtanyǫ

[tsee-son-tan-yon]

 

firefly                             tsinǫtsistutariyi[2]

[tsee-non-tsee-stoo-tah-ree-yee]

 

fly                                  tsinduwihęye

[tseen-doo-wee-hen-yeh

 

grasshopper                    tsiwatrak

[tsee-wah-trak]

 

spider                             tsihšekwęh

[tseeh-sheh-kweh]

worm                             tsiˀnǫmaˀ

[tsee-ee-non-mah-ah]

 

[1] This name looks like it might  contains the noun root -nohš- ‘house’

[2] This definitely contains the noun root -tsist- ‘fire’ and may also have the verb root -utari- ‘to bend (as a bow)’.

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