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awi'aazom vta ask h/ to lend (it); ask to borrow (it) from h/, borrow (it) from h/

awi'aazon vai + o s/he borrows, rents it or it (animate) for h/ self

awi'iwe vai s/he lends, rents (it) to people; s/he lets people borrow (it)

awiya pron indf somebody, someone, anybody, anyone

See also: gaawiin awiya pron indf ; gakina awiya pron indf

ayabi vai s/he stays at home; s/he sits around for while

ayadaawensi vai s/he buys a little bit here and there

ayagaasininjii vai s/he has small hands

ayagaasizide vai s/he has tiny feet

ayagoozi vai s/he is perched up for a time

aya'aa pron psl I don't remember who; a being, a thing animate in gender

Paired with: aya'ii pron psl ; ayi'ii pron psl

(verb of possession) odaya'aami vai s/he has property, has dependents
aya'ii pron psl I don't remember what; a thing

See also: aya'aa pron psl ; ayi'ii pron psl

(derived noun) aya'iiwish ni old stuff; old clothes (verb of possession) odaya'iimi vai s/he has stuff, has property
aya'iiwish ni old clothes; old stuff

ayapakwe vai s/he keeps putting on a roof, keeps covering the lodge with bark

ayapatoo vai s/he runs to certain places

ayate vii it sits around for a while

ayaa vai
  1. s/he is (in a certain place)
  2. [with a lexical preverb] s/he is in a state or condition
  3. [with a preverb] s/he moves a certain way

Paired with: ayaa vii

ayaa vii
  1. it is (in a certain place)
  2. [with a lexical preverb] it is in a certain state or condition
  3. [with a preverb] it moves a certain way

Paired with: ayaa vai

ayaabe na a buck, a male deer

ayaakwaawan vii they are each a certain length, a certain height, are so long, are so tall

ayaan vti4 have it; own it

Paired with: ayaaw vta

ayaangodinong adv tmp occasionally; sometimes

ayaangwaami- pv lex as a warning; cautiously, protectively

ayaangwaamim vta warn, caution h/

ayaangwaamizi vai s/he is careful, is cautious

ayaaniginiwag vai they are a certain size or sizes, are so big