wp lesson 3
What is Her/His Name?
Náhte’ né: yutatyáts what’s her name?
Lillian yutatyáts aknulha Lillian is my mothers name.
_____ né : yutatyats Her name is ____.
náhte’ né: luwayáts what’s his name?
Joseph luwa:yáts lake’niha̲ Joseph is my fathers name.
_____ né: luwayats His name is ____.
- At last weeks Speakers meeting, a discussion about the term kuwa:yáts and its usage happened.
- Kuwa:yáts is used as a term of endearment by the speakers of Oneida here in this community that we live in, when referring to female family members.
- Yutátyats is used for those females outside of close family relationships.
- Linguistic form known as Zoic when kuwa:yáts is used to refer to an animal eg. cat, pet, or inanimate eg. car.