Be Great

Be Great -ižu-

 

This verb must always incorporate a noun.  It never appears on its own.

hamęndižuˀ           He is great in voice, in authority; God.

[hah-men-dee-zhoo-oo]

ha-                   masculine singular agent – he

-męnd-             noun root – voice, word

-ižu-                 verb root – be great

-ˀ                      stative aspect

 

teyamęndižuh       She or it (an animal) is not in authority, power.

[teh-yah-men-dee-zooh]

te-                    negative

-ya-                  feminine-zoic singular agent – she, it

-męnd-             noun root – voice, word

-ižu-                 verb root – be great

-h                     stative aspect

 

yehtižurunǫˀ                  large field, prairie people (Prairie Turtle Clan)

[yeh-tee-zhoo-roo-non-on]

yeht-                feminine-zoic singular agent – it + noun root – field

-ižu-                 verb root – be great

-runǫ                populative root suffix

-ˀ                      stative aspect

 

atraˀskwižuˀndiˀ     It is great fortune, good luck.

[ah-trah-ah-skwee-zoo-oon-dee-ee]

atraˀskw           feminine-zoic singular agent – it + noun root – fortune

-ižu-                 verb root – be great

-nd-                  inchoative root suffix

-iˀ                     stative aspect

 

yękyuhkwižuˀyeh It is at a large, great group.

[yen-kyooh-kwee-zhoo-oo-yeh]

yękyu-             feminine-zoic singular agent – it + verb root – be a clan

-kw-                 instrumental nominalizer

-ižu-                 verb root – be great

-ˀyeh                stative aspect + external locative noun suffix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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