Giving Thanks in Wyandot

Giving Thanks in Wyandot

tižamęh                  thank you

[tee-zhah-menh]

Imperatives

Give thanks, thank: -atǫˀmes-

satǫˀmes                Give thanks. (said to one person)

[sah-ton-on-mehs]

s-                     imperative prefix + 2nd person singular ‘you (s)’

-atǫˀmes-         verb root ‘to give thanks’ + imperative aspect

satǫˀmesǫnyǫˀ       Give many thanks.

[sah-ton-on-meh-son-yon-on]

s-                     imperative prefix + 2nd person singular ‘you (s)’

-atǫˀmes-         verb root ‘to give thanks’

-ǫnyǫ-              distributive root suffix

-ˀ                      imperative aspect

tsatǫˀmes               Give thanks. (said to more than one person)

[tsah-ton-on-mehs]

ts-                    imperative prefix + 2nd person plural ‘you’

-atǫˀmes-         verb root ‘to give thanks’ + imperative aspect

kyatǫˀmes              Let us give thanks (said to one person)

ky-                   imperative prefix + 1st person inclusive dual agent ‘us’

-atǫˀmes-         verb root ‘to give thanks’ + imperative aspect

kwatǫˀmes             Let us (plural) give thanks.

kw-              imperative +  1st person inclusive plural agent ‘us’

-atǫˀmes-         verb root ‘to give thanks’ + imperative aspect

kwatǫˀmesǫnyǫˀ    Let us give many thanks.

kw-              imperative +  1st person inclusive plural ‘us’

-atǫˀmes-         VR ‘to give thanks’

-ǫnyǫ-              distributive

-ˀ                      imperative aspect

Statements of Thanks

yǫtǫˀmesęh            I am giving you thanks, I am thanking you

[yon-ton-on-meh-senh]

yǫ-                   1st person singular agent + 2nd person singular patient ’I to you’

tǫˀmes–          verb root ‘to give thanks’

-ęh                   stative aspect

ayǫtǫˀmes             I thanked you.

[ah-yon-ton-on-mehs]

a-                     factual

yǫ-                   1st person singular agent + 2nd person singular patient ’I to you’

tǫˀmes–          verb root ‘to give thanks’ + punctual aspect

askatǫˀmes             You thanked me.

[ah-skah-ton-on-mehs]

a-                     factual

-sk-                  2nd person singular agent + 1st person singular patient ’you to I‘

-atǫˀmes          verb root ‘to give thanks’ + punctual aspect

šatǫmesǫnyǫˀ        You are giving, have given many thanks

[shah-ton-meh-son-yon-on]

š-                     2nd person singular agent ‘you (s)’

atǫˀmes–        verb root ‘to give thanks’

-ǫnyǫ               distributive root suffix

-ˀ                      stative aspect

ǫdaˀe hatatǫˀmestha         He shows his thanks with that.

[on-dah-ah-eh]

that

hatatǫˀmestha

[hah-tah-ton-on-mehst-ha]

h-                     masculine singular agent ‘he’

atǫˀmes–        verb root ‘to give thanks’

-st-                   causative-instrumental root suffix ‘to do with’

-ha                   habitual aspect (‘often, frequently’)

 

 

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