Hair

Hair

 

On Top of the Head – -nęˀ

 

unęˀaˀ             hair, her hair (on top of her head)

[oo-nen-en-ah-ah]

u-         feminine-zoic singular patient – it, her

-nęˀ-     noun root – hair on top of the head

-aˀ        noun suffix

 

unęʼutih                She combed the hair on top of her head.

[oo-en-en-oo-teeh]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – she

-nęˀ-                 noun root – hair on top of the head

-uhti-               verb root – comb

-h                     stative aspect

 

hunęhut       His hair is standing up.

[hoo-nen-hoot]

hu-       masculine singular patient – his

-nęh-    noun root – hair on top of the head

-ut        verb root – stand + stative aspect

 

Human Hair

 

ayeˀruhšaˀ             my hair (speaking generally)

[ah-yeh-eh-rooh-shah-ah]

ay-                   1st person singular patient – my

eˀruhš-           FZA ‘it’ + NR ‘human hair’

-aˀ                    noun suffix

 

Long Human Hair -ngwah-

 

yangwahaʼ           long human hair, plaited, braided

[yan-gwah-hah-ah]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ngwah-           noun root – long human hair, plaited or braided

-aˀ                    noun suffix

sangwahawastih    She has beautiful long hair.

[san-gwah-hah-wah-steeh]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient –  she

-ngwah-           noun root – braided, plaited hair, ponytail

-a                     joiner vowel

-wast-              verb root – be beautiful

-ih                    stative aspect

 

Beard -ˀskwęˀr-

 

huʼskwęʼraʼ                   his beard

[hoo-oo-skwen-en-rah-ah]

hu-                   masculine singular patient – he

ˀskwęˀr-          noun root – beard

-aˀ                    noun root

 

huˀskwęˀretsih       I have a long beard; my long beard..

aye-                 1st person singular patient – I, my

ˀskwęˀr-          noun root – beard

-ets-                 verb root – be long

-ih                    stative aspect

 

White, Gray Hair-ndraʼtę

aʼyendraʼtęha                  I am getting gray haired.

[ah-ah-yen-drah-ah-ten-ha]

aˀ-                                factual

-ye-                              1st person singular agent

-ndraˀtę-                       verb root – for hair to whiten, become gray

            -h-                                inchoative root suffix

-a                                 punctual aspect

 

 

 

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