Day in Wyandot

Day in Wyandot

The noun root for day in Wyandot is -ę(n)t-.  It is used in many words.

męˀtaˀ         a day

[men-en-tah-ah]

m-        feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ęˀt-      noun root – day

-aˀ        noun suffix

aˀtemętayeh           every day

[ah-ah-teh-men-tah-yeh]

aˀ-                    translocative

-te                    dualic

-m-                   feminine-zoic singular patient

-ęt-                   noun root – day

-a-                    noun suffix

-ye-                  verb root – to number

-h                     stative aspect

 

ašęhk               imętayeh                                  It is three days.

three                it is such a number of days

imętayeh     It is such a number of days.

[ee-men-tah-yeh]

i-          partitive – such

-m-       feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ęt-       noun root – day

-a-        noun suffix

-ye-      verb root – to number

-h-        stative aspect

skwęntaht             It is one day.

[skwen-taht]

sk-                   repetitive

-w-                   feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ęnt-                 noun root – day

-a-                    noun suffix

-ht                    verb root – to be one + stative aspect

šaˀmęntat               It is the same day.

[shah-ah-men-taht]

šaˀ-                   coincident

-m-                   feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ęnt-                 noun root – day

-a-                    noun suffix

-t                      verb root – to be one + stative aspect

imęntehaǫˀ           all day long

[ee-men-teh-hah-on]

i-                      partitive – such

-m-                   feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ęnt-                 noun root – day

-ehaǫ-              verb root – to bear

-ˀ                      stative aspect

tekwayęntunˀdinęˀ                   tetisęntuˀndiˀ                            I had lived as long as you have.

I had made as many days        you have made such days

tekwayęntu՚ndinęˀ          I had made as many days, lived as long.

[teh-kwah-yen-toon-oon-dee-nen-en]

te-                                dualic

-kw-                             cislocative

-ay-                              1st person singular patient – I

-ḛnt-                             noun root – day

-u՚nd-                           verb root – to make

-i-                                 stative aspect

-nę՚                              past aspect suffix

tetisęntuˀndiˀ                   You have made such (a number of) days, lived so long.

[teh-tee-sen-too-oon-dee-ee]

te-                                dualic

-ti-                                cislocative

-s-                                2nd person singular patient – you

-ḛnt-                             noun root – day

-u՚nd-                           verb root – to make

-i՚-                                stative aspect

tamęntaratat                    Day has run.

[tah-men-tah-rah-taht]

t-                                  dualic

-am-                             factual

-ęnt-                             feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-aratat                          verb root – to run + punctual aspect

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