Birds whose names say ‘Kweh’

Birds whose names say ‘kweh’ or ‘kwenh’


There are a number of names in Wyandot for birds that are physically similar, names that begin with ‘kweh’ or “kwenh’.


chicken                           kwehsęˀ


kwehsęʼ hangyahaǫ        He is a rooster


hangyahaǫ  He is male


ha-                   masculine singular agent – he

-ngyahaon       verb root – be male + stative aspect


partridge, grouse, pigeon kweˀdisęˀąh



prairie chicken                kwesęhužaˀ



woodcock                      kwęhkwęhkwęh



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