Nose

Nose    -yǫʼgy-       

 

yayǫʼgyaʼ             nose, her nose

[yay-yon-on-gyah-ah]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – it, her

-yǫˀgy-             noun root – nose

-aˀ                    noun suffix

 

yeyǫʼgyaʼyeh       on my nose

[yeh-yon-on-gyah-ah-yeh]

ye-                   1st person singular agent – my

-yǫˀgy-             noun root – nose

-aˀye                external locative noun suffix

 

yeyǫˀgyetsih          I have a long nose.

[yeh-yon-on-gyeh-tseeh]

ye-                   1st person singular agent – my

-yǫˀgy-             noun root – nose

-ets-                 verb root – be long

-ih                    stative aspect

 

To snore

 

tehayǫˀgyayarha  He snores.

[teh-hah-yon-on-gyah-yah-rha

te-                    dualic[1]

-ha-                  masculine singular agent – he

-yǫˀgy-             noun root – nose

-a-                    noun suffix

-yar-                 verb root – make a noise

-ha                   habitual aspect

 

teyeyǫngyayarha   I snore

[teh-yeh-yon-gyah-yah-rha]

te-                    dualic

-ye-                  1st person singular agent – I

-yǫˀgy-             noun root – nose

-a-                    noun suffix

-ya-                  verb root – make a noise

-h                     habitual aspect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[1] Here as in a few other instances, the dualic appears when there is a loud noise.

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