dance

o-zha  (a)  
dance Speaker - Maude Supernaw
   
 

Speaker - Odestine McWatters

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o-zha (a)

dance (RR-Quapaw)

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Whole bunch of them dance all night.  (request)  

aⁿ-ba  o-zha  hne  za-ni  (ą́ba a hn zan)

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

morning, before daybreak - dance - request - all

 

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You white people go home and us Indians dance all night

(when the white people go home, I want just us Indians to dance).

 

wa-jhi-ni  kde  ta  zho-zhi-te  e-na  o-zha  ko-bda  (waǰni kd taa otte ną a kkǫbd)

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

white people - go home - when, future - Indians - only - dance - I want

 

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You white people go home and dance all night.  (request)  

wa-jhi-ni  kde  ta  aⁿ-ba  o-zha  hne  (waǰni kd tta ą́ba a hn)

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

white people - go home - when, future - morning, before daybreak - dance - request

 

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Everybody come dance.  

za-ni  o-zha  ki-we  (zan a kiw)

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

all, everyone - dance - come, invitation

 

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Everybody come dance.  

o-zha  za-ni  ki-wa-we  (a zan  kiwawe)

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

dance - all, everyone - come - plural

 

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You (all) come back again and dance. (request)  

shi-naⁿ  o-zha  kdi  hne  za-ni  (ną a kdi hn zan)

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

again and again - dance - come back here - request - all, everyone

 

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Dhegiha Language Family Comparison

  • o-zha (a) - dance, o-a-zha (aa) - I dance, o-da-zha (daa) - you dance, oⁿ-ko-zha-we (̨kowe) - we dance (RR-Quapaw)
  • o-zha (ŭjah) - dance [danser] (GI-Quapaw)
  • o-zha (o-c) - dance (LH-Quapaw)