Seeds

Seeds  -nęhst-

unęhstaʼ               seed(s), grain(s)

[oo-nenh-stah-ah]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-nęhst-             noun root – seed(s), grain(s)

-aˀ                    noun suffix

 

tsunęhstat              It is one seed, grain.

[tsoo-nenh-stat]

ts-                    repetitive

-u-                    feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-nęhst-             noun root – seed(s), grain(s)

-aˀ                    joiner vowel

-t                      verb root – be one + stative aspect

 

sanęhstamęh        You have seeds.

[san-enh-stah-menh]

sa-                    2nd person singular patient – you

-nęhst-             noun root – seeds

-a-                    joiner vowel

-mę-                 verb root – have

-h                     stative aspect

 

aʼtunęhst[1]            It is a plum, plum pit.

[ah-ah-too-nenhst]

aʼtunęhst         feminine-zoic singular agent – it + verb root – be a plum, plum pit

+ stative aspect

 

aʼtunęhst yaʼatsih  It is called plum, purple.

 

yaʼatsih                 It is called.

[yah-ah-tseeh]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ˀats-                verb root – call, be called

-ih                    stative aspect

 

[1] This is derived in some way from the noun root -nęhst- ‘seed, grain’.

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