snow

Snow ndinyęt-

 

yandinyętaʼ                   snow

[yan-dee-nyen-tah-ah]

ya-                               feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ndinyęt-                      noun root – snow

-aˀ                                noun suffix

 

yandinyętaʼatsih  It is called snow; it is white.

[yan-dee-nyen-tah-ah-tseeh]

ya-                               feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ndinyęt-                    noun root – snow

-a-                                joiner vowel

-ˀats-                            verb root – be called, named

-ih                                stative aspect

 

yandinyętaęʼ                 Snow is lying.

[yan-dee-nyen-tah-en-en]

ya-                               feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ndinyęt-                      noun root – snow

-a-                                joiner vowel

-ę                                 verb root – lie

-ˀ                                  stative aspect

 

ayąndinyętandamęˀ         Snow became warm (i.e., it melted)

[ah-yan-dee-nyen-tan-dah-men-en]

a-                     factual

-yą-                  feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ndinyęt-          noun root – snow

-a-                    joiner vowel

-ndamę-           verb root – be warm

-ˀ                      punctual aspect

 

yandinyętęndih               Snow is falling.

[yan-deen-yen-ten-deeh]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it

-ndinyęt-          noun root – snow

-ę-                    verb root – fall

-nd-                  inchoative root suffix

-ih                    stative aspect

 

 

Crust on Snow ęšr-

 

amęšraʼyę                        on the crust of the snow

[ah-men-shrah-ah-yen]

am-                              feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ęšr-                             noun root – crust of the snow

-aˀye                            external noun suffix

 

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