Descriptive verbal nouns



Here are some examples of descriptive verbal nouns:

dewahǫhde:s

deer

literally: it has two long ears

Hǫwadi̲hnyaˀsodahǫh

the Senate

literally: they are hanging their necks, or nodding off

This type of word describes the typical characteristics or functions of a person, place, or thing. Many Cayuga nouns are like this: they are verb forms that function like nouns. They are quite interesting because they 'mean' so much!



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