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Names that Matter

Names that Matter A very common noun root  is -rih- ‘matter, affair, news, law’.  According, the noun root occurs in many names. Harihužah           He stirs up matters (e.g., is quarrelsome) (male Striped Turtle) [hah-ree-hoo-zhah] ha-                   masculine singular agent – he … Continue reading

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Names on the Other Side

Names on the Other side The combination of the repetitive prefix and the verb root -ti- ‘be on a side’ gives the meaning of ‘on the other side.’ Skarǫnyatih        It is on the other side of the sky. (male) [skah-ron-yah-tee] … Continue reading

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Names with a Twist

Names with a Twist   The verb root -tase- means to turn or twist.  These are names that contain the verb, all but one from a Turtle clan. Ndikaratase          They two (f) have twisted loins, flanks. (male Snake clan) [ndee-kah-rah-tah-she] … Continue reading

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Names with a Twist

Names with a Twist   The verb root -tase- means to turn or twist.  These are names that contain the verb, all but one from a Turtle clan. Ndikaratase          They two (f) have twisted loins, flanks. (male Snake clan) [ndee-kah-rah-tah-she] … Continue reading

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