Farm Animals

Farm Animals

 

Animal                                    Wyandot Name

 

chicken                                   kwehsęˀ

[kweh-sen-en]

 

rooster                                   kwehsęʼ      hangyahaǫ            He is a rooster.

[han-gyah-hah-on]

ha-                   masculine singular agent – he

-ngyahaǫ         verb root – be male + stative aspect

 

cow                                        kyutǫhuskwerǫht[1]

[kyoo-ton-hoo-skweh-ronht]

ky-                   dualic

-u-                    feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-tǫhuskwer-   noun root – ?

-ǫht                  verb root – be attached + stative aspect

 

duck                          yǫgyeˀ                   It is a duck.

[yon-gyeh-eh]

 

goose                         yahǫˀ                    It is a goose.

[yah-hon-on]

 

Goat                     teutsinętutaïa        d’      uaˀtatsiwayęh    – smelly sheep

[uwah-tah-tsee-wah-yenh]

aaˀtatsiwayęh

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-aˀt-                  noun root – body

-tsiwayę-         verb root – smell bad

-h                     stative aspect

 

horse             uhšatęh       One rides on its back.

[ooh-shat-tenh]

u-         feminine-zoic singular agent + feminine-zoic singular patient – one – it                               -hšatę-  verb root – carry on one’s back or shoulder

-h         stative aspect

 

pig                        kwiskwis

 

sheep                    teutsinętutaïa

[teh-oo-tsee-nen-too-tah-ee-yah]

te                     dualic

-u-                    feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-tsinęt-          noun root – ?

-utai-                verb root – bend (?)[2]

 

turkey                   undehtǫtaˀ

[oon-deh-ton-tah-ah]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ndeht-             noun root – ?[3]

-ǫt-                   verb root – ?

-aˀ                    ? + stative aspect

 

 

 

[1] This is just a guess on my part..

[2] Potier 1920:440 has it meaning ‘curly’.

[3] It is possible that this word contains the noun root -ndeht- ‘pine’.

 

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