Smelling in Wyandot

Smelling

To Smell – -skwa-

ahuskwah            He smelled it.

[ah-hoo-skwah]

a-                     factual

-hu-                  masculine singular patient – he

-skwa-             verb root – to smell

-h                     punctual aspect

 

ahuwatsaskwah     He smelled meat

[ah-hoo-wah-tsah-skwah]

a-                     factual

-hu-                  masculine singular patient – he

-wats-              noun root – meat

-a-                    noun suffix

-skwa-             verb root – to smell

-h                     punctual aspect

 

To Smell Bad –tsiway-

utsiwayęh             It smells, tastes bad, strong.

[oo-tsee-wah-yenh]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – it

tsiway-           verb root – to smell, taste, bad, strong

-ęh                   stative aspect

aweyatsiwayęh      water,  liquid smells, tastes bad or strong (e.g., whisky)

[ah-weh-yah-tsee-wah-yenh]

aw-                  feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ey-                  noun root – water, liquid

-a-                    noun suffix

-tsiway-           verb root – to smell or taste bad, strong

-ęh                   stative aspect

Suhkaratsiwayęh   Wood chips are smelling very strong (i.e., have just been gnawed by a beaver; male name).

s-                     repetitive

-uh-                  feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ahkar-             noun root – wood chips

-tsiway-           verb root – to smell strong

-ęh                   stative aspect

 

to smell or taste good -yaw-

eyayawaˀ    It will smell good.

[eh-yah-yah-wah-ah]

e-         future

-ya-      feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-yaw-   verb root – to smell or taste good

-aˀ        punctual aspect

 

huwaˀtayawih       He smells good.

[hoo-wah-ah-tah-yah-wee]

huw-                masculine singular patient – he

-aˀt-                  noun root – body

-a-                    noun suffix

-yaw–               verb root – to smell good

-ih                    stative aspect

 

aweyayawih          It is good smelling, good tasting water, soup.

[ah-weh-yah-yah-weeh]

aw-                  feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ey-                  noun root – water

-a-                    noun suffix

-yaw-               verb root – to smell, taste good

-ih                    stative aspect

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