Wyandot Noun Roots Related to Legs

Wyandot Noun Roots Related to Legs

All noun roots here take the consonant conjugation, which is the most common conjugation..

Leg –ˀnǫht-

yaˀnǫhtaˀ                         leg, her leg

[yah-ah-nonhtah-ah]

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

ˀnǫht-           noun root, ‘leg’

-aˀ                    noun suffix

haˀnǫhtaˀ                         his leg

[hah-ah-nonh-tah-ah]

ha-                   masculine agent singular agent ‘his’

ˀnǫht-            noun root, ‘leg’

-aˀ                    noun suffix

šeˀnǫhtaˀ                                 your (s) leg

[sheh-eh-noh-tah-ah]

še-                   2nd person singular agent ‘you (s)’

ˀnǫht-             noun root, ‘leg’

-aˀ                    noun suffix

tewuˀnǫhtetsih                 She has two long legs.

[teh-woo-oo-nonh-teh-tseeh]

tew-                 dualic prefix

-u-                   feminine-zoic singular patient ‘she’

nǫht-             noun root ‘leg’

-ets-                 verb root ‘to be long’

-ih                    stative aspect

unǫhtižaˀi                        It is a broken leg.

[oo-non-htee-zhah-ah-eeh]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient ‘it’

nǫht-             noun root ‘leg’

-ižaˀ-                verb root ‘to break’

-i                      stative aspect

yangwatiˀ de hanǫhtutęh  It is the blood side, the left side, his long: his left long.

yangwatiˀ                        It is on the blood side, the left side.

[yan-gwah-tee-ee]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent ‘it’

-ngw–               noun root ‘blood’

-a-                   noun suffix

-ti-                   verb root ‘to be a side’

-ˀ                      stative aspect

de                                             the, that which

[deh]

hanǫhtutęh                            His leg is of such a nature.

[hah-shee-ee-too-tenh]

ha-                   masculine singular agent ‘he’

-nǫht-              noun root ‘leg’

-utę                verb root ‘to be of such a nature’

-h                     stative aspect

yanyęmitih de hanǫhtutęh His leg is such that has ability, his right foot.

yanyęmitih                        It causes one to have ability, skill, the right side.

[yan-yen-mee-teeh]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent ‘it’

-nyę                verb root ‘to have ability, skill’

-mi-                  transitive root suffix

-t-                    causative root suffix

-ih                    stative aspect

The Following Take the Patient Form as the Subject

Shin: -nyęt-

unyętaˀ                                 shin, her shin

[oon-nyen-tah-ah]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient, ‘it or ‘her’

-nyęt-              noun root, ‘shin’

-aˀ                    noun suffix

sanyętaˀ                                  your (s) shin

[san-nyen-tah-ah]

sa-                   2nd person singular patient ‘you (s)’

-nyęt-              noun root, ‘shin’

-aˀ                    noun suffix

unyętižaˀi                                 It is a broken shin.

[oon-nyen-tee-zhah-ah-ee]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient ‘it’

-nyęt-              noun root ‘shin’

-ižaˀ-                verb root ‘to break’

-i                      stative aspect

Calf, back of the leg: -ndaskar-

undaskaraˀ                      calf, back of the leg, her calf

[oon-dah-skah-rah-ah]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient ‘it, her’

-ndaskar–     noun root ‘calf, back of the leg’

-aˀ                    noun suffix

hundaskaraˀ                     his calf, back of the calf

[hoon-dah-skah-rah-ah]

hu-                   masculine singular patient

-ndaskar–     noun root ‘calf, back of the leg’

-aˀ                    noun suffix

Knee -hšigyuˀt-

uhšigyuˀtaˀ                             knee, her knee

[ooh-shee-gyoo-oo-tah-ah]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient ‘it, her’

-hšigyuˀt-         noun root, ‘knee’

-a                     noun suffix

ayehšigyuˀta ˀ                  my knee

[ah-yeh-shee-gyoo-oo-tah-ah]

aye-                 1st person singular patient ‘my’

-hšigyuˀt-      noun root, ‘knee’

-a                     noun suffix

huhšigyuˀtižaˀi                    his broken knee

hu-                   masculine singular patient ‘his’

-hšigyuˀt-      noun root, ‘knee’

-ižaˀ-                verb root ‘to break’

-i                      stative aspect

Thigh -h-

yahaˀ                                      thigh, her thigh

[yah-hah-ah]

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

-h-                    noun root,’ thigh’

-aˀ                    noun suffix

yehaˀ                               my thigh

[yeh-hah-ah]

ye-                   1st person singular agent ‘my

-h-                    noun root,’ thigh’

-aˀ                    noun suffix

Bottom, Butt: -hes-

yahesaˀ                           (her) bottom, butt

[yah-heh-sah-ah]

ya-                                 feminine-zoic singular agent ‘it’

-hes-                            noun root ‘bottom, butt’

-aˀ                                 noun suffix

hahesaˀ                           his bottom, butt

[hah-heh-sah-ah]

ha-                               masculine singular agent ‘his’

-hes-                            noun root ‘bottom, butt’

-aˀ                                noun suffix

Translate the Following Into Wyandot:  Be sure to check what conjugation is used.

  1. my leg____________________________________________________
  2. his shin____________________________________________________
  3. my calf__________________________________________________
  4. your knee________________________________________________
  5. his thigh___________________________________________________
  6. my thigh___________________________________________________

Answers to Questions

  • my leg yeˀnǫht
  • his shin unyętaˀ
  • my calf ayendaskaraˀ
  • your knee sahšigyuˀtaˀ
  • his thigh hahaˀ
  • my thigh yehaˀ
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