Other Animal Names Beginning with ts- or s-

Other Animal Names Beginning with Ts- and S-

 

There are animals other than insects, spiders and worms that begin with ts- and do not have any pronominal prefixes.

 

Buffalo, Bison                        tsatarižaˀi

[tsah-tah-ree-zhah-ah-ee]

 

Elk                                           tsindaręta

[tseen-dah-ren-tah]

 

Fox                                          tsinęˀtǫtǫ

(traditionally the cross fox)       [tsee-nen-en-ton-tonh]

 

Mink, Weasel                            suhǫmędiˀa

[soo-hon-men-dyee-ee-ah]

 

Muskrat                                   suhiˀahšayaha

[soo-hee-ee-a-shah-yah-hah]

 

Porcupine                                tsinęˀkaˀ

[tsee-nen-en-kah-ah]

 

vulture, buzzard                        sętsiˀtaˀah

[sen-tsee-ee-tah-ah-ah

 

Names that Have Clear Meaning

 

tsuˀtahi                                 beaver; ‘it has very thick fur’

[tsoo-oo-tah-hee]

ts-                                            repetitive – very

u-                                             feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ˀtahi                                       verb root ‘have thick fur’ + stative aspect

 

 

tsiʼndušruyęh                           It has a shell that splits, beetle.

[tsee-een-doo-shroo-yenh]

tsi-                                           repetitive – very

-ø-                                            no pronominal prefix

-ˀndušr-                                    noun root – shell

-uyę-                                        verb root – split

 

 

 

 

 

 

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