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/gwayakw-/ initial

straight, correct
gwayako- pv lex
  1. straight
  2. right, correct, proper
gwayakobatoo vai s/he runs straight
gwayakobide vii it speeds, drives, flies straight
gwayakobidoon vti2 pull, tear it straight
gwayakobizh vta pull, tear h/ straight
gwayakobizo vai s/he speeds, drives, flies straight
gwayakobii'an vti write it correctly
gwayakoboode vii it is sawn straight
gwayakoboodoon vti2 saw it straight
gwayakoboozh vta saw h/ straight
gwayakoboozo vai s/he is sawn straight
gwayakogamaa vii it is a straight lake
gwayakogaabawi vai s/he stands straight, has good posture
gwayakogi vai s/he grows straight
gwayakogin vii it grows straight
gwayakogiizhwe vai s/he speaks correctly, speaks the truth
gwayakogwaadan vti sew it correctly
gwayakogwaade vii it is sewn correctly
gwayakogwaaso vai s/he sews correctly
gwayakogwaazh vta sew it (animate) correctly
gwayakogwaazo vai s/he is sewn correctly
gwayako' vta
  1. make h/ straight
  2. make h/ right
gwayakokweni vai s/he holds h/ head straight
gwayakomaagozi vai s/he smells right
gwayakomaagwad vai it smells right
gwayakosidoon vti2 lay, put it straight; lay, put it in the correct place or order; express it correctly or truthfully (in speech or in writing)
gwayakosin vii
  1. it lies straight
  2. it lies correctly
gwayakoshim vta [BL] lay, put h/ or it (animate) in the correct place or order; lay, put h/ or it (animate) straight
gwayakoshin vai
  1. s/he lies straight
  2. s/he lies correctly
gwayakoshkaa vai
  1. s/he goes straight
  2. s/he goes the right way
gwayakotam vai2 s/he hears the right thing, finds out the truth
gwayakotaagozi vai s/he or it (animate) sounds right
gwayakotaagwad vii it sounds right
gwayakotigweyaa vii it is a straight river
gwayakotoon vti2
  1. make it straight
  2. make it right
gwayakowe vai s/he speaks correctly, speaks the truth
gwayakozh vta cut h/ or it (animate) straight
gwayakozhan vti cut it straight
gwayakozi vai s/he is straight
gwayakozhwi vta [NI] cut h/ or it (animate) straight
gwayakwa'amii vai s/he walks straight
gwayakwakamigaa vii it is level ground
gwayakwamon vti it (road or trail) is straight
gwayakwaa vii
  1. it is straight
  2. it is correct
gwayakwaabate vii smoke goes straight up
gwayakwaabikad vii it (mineral) is straight
gwayakwaabikizi vai it (animate; mineral) is straight
gwayakwaabiigad vii it (string-like) s straight
gwayakwaabiigizi vai s/he is straight (as something string-like)
gwayakwaadizi vai s/he is a good person (leads a good life, has a good character, is honest)
gwayakwaajimo vai s/he tells the news or the story correctly, tells the truth
gwayakwaakosidoon vti2 set it (something stick-like) straight
gwayakwaakosin vii it (something stick-like) lies straight
gwayakwaakoshim vta set, lay h/ (something stick-like) straight
gwayakwaakoshin vai it ((animate; stick-like) lies straight
gwayakwaakozi vai s/he is straight (as something stick- or wood-like)
gwayakwaakwad vii it is straight (as something stick- or wood-like)
gwayakwegad vii it (sheet-like) is straight
gwayakwegizi vai it (animate; sheet-like) is straight
gwayakwendam vai2 s/he thinks correctly; s/he is sure, certain about something
gwayakwendan vti think it right, correct; be sure, certain about it
gwayakwenim vta think h/ is right, correct; be sure, certain about h/