Talk:chʼosh bijáád hastání

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"His" legs?[edit]

Shouldn't it be "its legs" instead of "his legs"? 131.123.120.57 21:25, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

No, I don’t hear anything like that. Its legs is English. —Stephen 01:57, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

I see, the Native American philosophy professor on my college's campus teaches that in Native American cultures animals are considered "people" (though non-human), so it makes sense. 71.66.97.228 02:52, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

Yes. Ojibwe and the other Algonquian languages use different verb endings depending on whether a verb is transitive or intransitive, and animate or inanimate. Bugs are considered animate beings just like men. Even Indo-European languages like Russian classify bugs as animate. English is in a minority. —Stephen 06:04, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

-ní[edit]

The suffix "ní" should be explained in the etymology. 71.66.97.228 19:22, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

The suffix is only . The appending of the suffix causes the nasalized vowels of the stem to resolve to -án-. —Stephen (Talk) 00:24, 30 November 2010 (UTC)