Furniture in Wyandot

Furniture in Wyandot

Table: –ęndiš

ęndišaˀ         table, bench

[en-dee-shah-ah]

ęndiš-  feminine-zoic singular agent ‘it + noun root ‘table’

-aˀ        noun suffix

ęndišara       on top of a table

[en-dee-shah-rah]

ęndiš-  feminine-zoic singular agent ‘it’ + noun root ‘table’

-a-       noun suffix

-ra       verb root ‘to be on top’ + stative aspect

ęndišuyęnęh  under a table

[en-dee-shoo-yen-nenh]

ęndiš-  feminine-zoic singular agent ‘it + noun root ‘table’

uyęnę- verb root ‘to be underneath’

-h         stative aspect   

Chair 

ǫkesarahkwaˀ         chair (lit. one, people put their bottoms, thighs on top of it)

[on-keh-sah-rah-kwah-ah]

ǫ-                    indefinite agent ‘one, people, they’

-k-                   semireflexive voice

-es-                 noun root ‘bottom, thighs’

-a-                   noun suffix

-ra-                 verb root ‘to be on top’

-hkw                instrumental root suffix

-aˀ                    habitual aspect

Bed, Couch -ndaht-

yandahtaˀ               bed, couch

[yan-dah-tah-ah]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent ‘it’

-ndaht-            noun root ‘bed, couch’

-aˀ                    noun suffix

ǫndahtažuˀtęh        It is a soft bed

[ǫn-dah-tah-zhoo-oo-tenh]

ǫ-                     feminine-zoic singular patient ‘it’

-ndaht-        noun root ‘bed, couch’

-a-                   noun suffix

-žuˀtę-           verb root ‘to be soft’

-h                     stative aspect

ǫndahtandirih           It is a strong, firm bed.

[yan-dah-tan-dee-reeh]

ǫ-                      feminine-zoic    singular patient ‘it’

-ndaht-           noun root ‘bed, couch’

-a-                      noun suffix

-ndir-               verb root ‘to be strong, firm’

-ih                       stative aspect

Fire, Lamp: -hahš-

yahahšutahkwa        It is a standing instrument of flame, lamp.

[yah-hah-shoo-tah-kwah]

ya-                       feminine-zoic singular agent ‘it’

            -hahš-              noun root ‘lamp, fire, council’

-ut-                   verb root ‘to stand’

-ahkw-               instrumental root suffix

-a                        habitual aspect

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