Rings in Wyandot

Rings

Ring, Finger: ˀngy-

yaˀngyaˀ               ring, finger, her ring, finger

[yah-an-gyah-ah]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent ‘it, her’

ˀngy-               noun root ‘finger, ring’

-aˀ                    noun suffix

ayeˀngyamęh          my finger, ring.

[ah-yeh-en-gyah-menh]

aye-                 1st person singular patient ‘my’

ˀngy-               noun root ‘finger, ring’

-a-                   noun suffix

-mę-                 verb root ‘to have’

-h                     stative aspect

eyǫˀngyǫ               I will give you a ring.

[eh-yon-on-gyon]

e-                     future

-yǫ-                 1st person singular agent + 2nd person  singular patient ‘I’ to ‘you (s)’

ˀngy-               noun root ‘finger, ring’

-ǫ                     verb root ‘to give’ + punctual aspect

earring or nose-ring: -ˀwašar-

yaˀwahšaraˀ                   earring or nose-ring, her earring

[yah-ah-wah-shah-rah-ah]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent ‘it’

-ˀwašar-           noun root ‘earring’

-aˀ                    noun suffix

teyaˀwahšaręh        Her two earrings.

[teh-yah-ah-wah-sha-renh]

te-                    dualic ‘two’

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent ‘her’

-ˀwahšar-         noun root ‘earring’

-ę-                   verb root ‘to have’

-h                     stative aspect

yaˀwahšaruwanęh   It is a large earring.

[yah-ah-wah-shah-roo-wah-nenh]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent ‘it’

-ˀwašar-           noun root ‘earring’

-uwanę-           verb root ‘to be large’

-h                     stative aspect

Wearing Jewelry

To talk about wearing jewelry, you use the verb root -hšrǫdi- [-shrondee-] ‘to prepare, get dressed.’

ateˀngyahšrǫdih   She is wearing, is adorned with a ring.

[ah-teh-en-gyah-shron-deeh]

ate-                  feminine-zoic singular agent ‘she’ + semi-reflexive voice

-ˀngy-              noun root ‘finger, ring’

-a-                   noun suffix

-hšrǫdi-        verb root ‘to prepare, get dressed

-h                     stative aspect

hateˀwahšarahšrǫdih        He is wearing an earring or nose-ring

[hah-teh-eh-wah-shah-rh-shron-deeh]

h-                     masculine singular agent ‘he’

-ate-                 semi-reflexive voice

-ˀwašar-           noun root ‘earring’

-a-                   noun suffix

-hšrǫdi-           verb root ‘to prepare, get dressed

-h                     stative aspect

tehateˀwahšarahšrǫdih      He is wearing two earrings.

[teh-hah-eh-eh-wah-shah-rah-shron-deeh]

te-                    dualic

-h-                   masculine singular agent ‘he’

-ate-                 semi-reflexive voice

-ˀwašar-           noun root ‘earring’

-a-                   noun suffix

-hšrǫdi-           verb root ‘to prepare, get dressed

-h                     stative aspect

 

 

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