Full and Empty

Full and Empty

Be Full -i-

uteˀwatsih    It is full of dried up bark.

[oo-teh-eh-wah-tseeh]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-te-                   semi-reflexive

-ˀwats-             noun root – dried up bark

-i-                     verb root – be full

-h                     stative aspect

 

yaˀǫmih                It is a full bark tray

[yah-ah-on-meeh]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ˀǫm-                noun root – bark tray

-i-                     verb root – be full

-h                     stative aspect

 

iwatsih                  It is a full plate.

[ee-wah-tseeh]

iw-                   partitive

-a-                    feminine-zoic singular agent

-ts-                   noun root – plate

-i-                     verb root – be full

-h                     stative

 

yanderih               Her waist is full. She is pregnant.

[yan-deh-reeh]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – she, her

-nder-              noun root – waist

-i-                     verb root – be full

-h                     stative aspect

 

yanhdawih            A river is full.

[yan-dah-weeh]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-nhdaw-           noun root – river

-i-                     verb root – be full

-h                     stative aspect

 

usetindih              A glass has been filled.

[oo-seh-teen-deeh]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-set-                 noun root – gourd, bottle, glass

-i-                     verb root – be full

-nd-                  inchoative root suffix

-ih                    stative aspect

 

Empty  -uhskǫ-

auhskǫʼ                It is pure, unmixed, bare, empty.

[ah-ooh-skon-on]

a-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-uhskǫ-            verb root – be empty

-ʼ                      stative aspect

 

undatuhskǫʼ          It is an empty village.

[oo-ndat-uhskon-on]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ndat-               noun root – village, community

-uhskǫ-            verb root – be empty

utsuhskǫʼ              It is an empty plate .

[oo-tsooh-skon-on]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ts-                   noun root – plate

-uhskǫ-            verb root – be empty

usetuhskǫʼ           It is an empty glass

[oo-she-tooh-skon-on]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-set-                 noun root – gourd, glass

-uhskǫ-            verb root – be empty

-ʼ                      stative aspect

 

 

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