Names that Matter

Names that Matter

A very common noun root  is -rih- ‘matter, affair, news, law’.  According, the noun root occurs in many names.

Harihužah           He stirs up matters (e.g., is quarrelsome) (male Striped Turtle)

[hah-ree-hoo-zhah]

ha-                   masculine singular agent – he

-rih-                 noun root – matter, affair, news

-už-                  verb root – stir up

-ah                   habitual aspect

 

Hariwakyǫditi       He is saying or doing something surprising. (male)

[hah-ree-wah-kyon-dee-tee]

ha-                   masculine singular agent – he

-riw-                noun root – matter, news, affair

-akyondit-        verb root – take something away

-i                      stative aspect

 

Hariwandutǫ       He tells about a matter, affair. (male)

[hah-ree-wan-doo-ton]

ha-                   masculine singular agent – he

-riw-                noun root – matter, affair

-a-                    joiner vowel

-ndutǫ              verb root – to tell + stative aspect

 

Hariwaerǫ            He tricks in a matter. (male)

[hah-ree-wah-eh-ron]

ha-                   masculine singular agent – he

-riw-                noun root – matter, affair

-erǫ                  verb root – trick, do wrong + stative aspect

 

Hariwandinyǫtak   He used to suspend matters. (male Striped Turtle clan)

[hah-ree-wan-deen-yon-tak]

ha-                   masculine singular agent – he

-riw-                noun root – matter, affair, news

-ndinyǫt-          verb root – suspend, hang

-a-                    habitual aspect

-k                     past aspect suffix

 

Hariwawayi         He holds, grasps the matter. (male Bear clan)

[hah-ree-wah-wah-yee]

ha-                   masculine singular agent – he

-riw-                noun root – matter, law

-a-                    joiner vowel

-way-               verb root – take, hold

-i                      stative aspect

 

Huriyehteˀ            He who bears a matter, a position of importance

[hoo-ree-yeh-the-eh] [male Striped Turtle]

hu-                   masculine singular patient – he

-ri-                   noun root – matter

-yehte-             verb root – bear

-ˀ                      stative aspect

 

Suriwaętǫˀ            He put very many matters. (male)

[s-hoo-ree-wah-en-ton-on]

s-                     repetitive – very, again

-(h)u-               masculine singular patient – he

-riw-                noun root – matter, affair

-a-                    joiner vowel

-ę-                    verb root – put

-tǫ-                   distributive root suffix

-ˀ                      stative aspect

 

Tarihǫkye             His affair, news is going to arrive. (male)

[t-hah-ree-hon-kyeh]

t-                      dualic

-a-                    masculine singular agent – he

-rih-                 noun root – matter, affair, news

-ǫkye               verb root – continue + purposive aspect

 

Utriwąndet            She holds an important matter, responsibility close to her. (female Striped Turtle)

[oo-tree-wan-det]

u-         feminine-zoic singular patient – she

-t-         semi-reflexive voice

-riw-    noun root – matter, affair

-a-        joiner vowel

-ndet    verb root – hold close + stative aspect

 

Yarihǫnętaˀ              She often drops matters, affairs. (female Snake clan)

[yah-ree-hon-nen-tah-ah]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – she

-rih-                 noun root – matter, affair

-ǫnęt-               verb root – fall, drop

-aˀ                    habitual aspect

 

Yariwaseˀ             It is new news, a new matter, law (female Bear clan)

[yah-ree-wah-seh-eh]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-riw-                noun root – matter, news, law

-ase-                 verb root – be new

-ˀ                      stative aspect

 

Ši Yariwate            A matter exists far away. (female)

[yah-ree-wah-the]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-riw-                noun root – matter, affair

-a-                    joiner vowel

-te                    verb root – exist + stative aspect

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