Otoe-Missouria - English


t'a2t'AHbitteradjective-verbComparepa2free variant ofpakepakexguskunyicomposed ofxgu-skunyi
t'a hąngat'AH HAHⁿNG-ahcorpsenoundead bodynoundead personnoununspec. comp. form oft'a1free variant ofch'ehąngaunspec. var. ofhąngeComparech'e hąngeunspec. comp. form ofch'ehąnge
t'ąmp'et'AHⁿMP'-ayinflatedadjective-verbswollenadjective-verbdistendedadjective-verbDorsey notes that this term means to be "inflated, swollen, distended, so as to be painful."Comparewat'amp'eunspec. comp. form oft'ąmp'edistended, and hard, as the abdomen sometimes is
t'anąt'AH-nahⁿrollverbwheelroll (by hand)roll
t'ąnt'ąweTAHⁿNT'-ahⁿ-wayleap or jump repeatedlyintransitive verbunspec. comp. form oft'ąwe1
t'ąnt'ąwehit'AHⁿNT'-ahⁿ-way-heecause one to jump or leap repeatedlytransitive verbunspec. comp. form oft'ąwehiunspec. comp. form oft'ąwe1-hi
t'ąnt'ąwehicause one to jump or leap repeatedly
t'anyet'AH-nyaythe dead (plural)nounT'anyesdą waruðewi re.Take only the dead ones.unspec. comp. form oft'a1free variant ofch'e-nyefree variant ofch'enyeThird-Person Plural (indefinite)ch'ech'eThird-Person Plural (indefinite)ch'e
t'ąwe1t'AHⁿ-wayjumpverbunspec. comp. formNyi At'ąweut'ąwe1jump offverbjump (down)verbleapverbjump onjump overstep overspringleapjumpDecemberbear getting downmake a horse jump or prance (once) by pulling on the bridlemake a horse jump (once) by pulling or jerking back the bridleleap or jump repeatedlymake jumpmake jump (down)cause one to leap or jumptornadosudden gust of windwhirlwindpush, punch, or thrust at a person, and make them jumpmake a horse leap by sitting on them, or by pressing their flank with the foot or spur
t'ąwe2t'AHⁿ-wayplace or put down a long, horiztonal objectverbput a horizontal object on something else, which serves as a foundationput a long object on anythingFemale Who Puts Something Horizontal Into a Hole In the Groundplace a long object in a box, bag, etc.put, as bread, into a panput any long object into a long drawer, box, etc.put an infant into its cradle, wrapping the coverings around it
t'ąwehit'AHⁿ-way-heemake jumptransitive verbmake jump (down)transitive verbcause one to leap or jumptransitive verbunspec. comp. form oft'ąwe1-hicause one to jump or leap repeatedly
t'ot'OHexclamation for male speakersPi dąnra t'o!It is very good!Dorsey notes, "used by men; answers to the exclamation point. It is used only when they see or think about the object or act which causes the surprise; when they speak about it to others, the oral period must be employed instead."Comparet'ų1
t'oexclamation for male speakers
t'ų1t'OOⁿexclamation for female speakersPi dąnra t'ų!It is very good!Dorsey notes, "used by women, answers to the exclamation point, "!".Comparet'o
t'ų1exclamation for female speakers
t'ų2t'OOⁿdifficultywith great difficultysnaretrap
t'ųnðet'OOⁿN-ðaymuskyadjective-verbTaxumi t'unðenye ke.Goats are musky.Comparegrųnðegrųxet'ųxesmell musky
t'ųnðe brąt'OOⁿN-day brahⁿsmell muskyverbunspec. comp. form oft'ųnðebrą
t'ųnjirethget'ooⁿn-JEE-ray-thgaywith great difficultyunspec. comp. form oft'ų2jireithgeFree Variantt'ųnjireget'ooⁿn-JEE-ray-gayt'ųnjiresget'ooⁿn-JEE-ray-sgaywith great difficulty
t'ųnjirethgesjit'ooⁿn-JEE-ray-thgay-sjeewith great difficultyadverbunspec. comp. form oft'ųnjirethgeunspec. comp. form oft'ų2jireithge-sji
t'uxet'OO-xaybreak (eggshell)verbComparetuxebreak by forcebreak (eggshell)
t'ųxet'OOⁿ-xaynot sweetadjective-verbslimy, fish-likeadjective-verbsmelling strong, like raw meatadjective-verbsmelling as uncooked food though in the pot to be boiled, or in the oven to be baked or roasted testing as vegetables before they matureadjective-verbfishy, rancid, as greaseadjective-verbsmelling like a dead beaver in cold weather, when it has been kept for five or six days without being cookedadjective-verbThis term doesn't refer to something that is spoiled, but merely giving off a strong odor in its raw state.Comparegrųnðegrųxet'ųnðe
t'uyet'OO-yaycracking soundverbcrackling soundverbbreak, shattermake a cracking sound by pullingmake a crackling sound by pulling
ta2tahlet (exhortative, female speaker, to one person)Compareto2
ta4tahfuture sign, implying necessity, urgencymustwillha'ųntaI will (do)rire ra'ųntayou will (do)are 'ųnyetathey will (do)aritataI will see you
ta5tahwhichsome oneNot "someone," but "some one" as in "which."whichwhich one?either...orwhicheither...orwhichwhich one?
ta5 1which
ta5 2some one
-ta1plural indicator (future tense)verbPlural indicator -wisfxThis suffix replaces "-wi" in the future tense of verbs.we (3+) will die