eat, chew

da-tʰe  (datʰ)

eat, chew (RR-Quapaw)

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I'm eating a banana.

 

to-zhoⁿ-ke  bda-tʰe  miⁿ-khe  (toó̜ke bdtʰe mįkh)  

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

banana - I eat - I sitting, doing that

 

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Eating.  

da-tʰe  wa-naⁿ-bde  (datʰ waną́bde)

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

eat, chew - to eat a meal, dine

 

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Friday.

 

ta  da-tʰa  zhi  (tta dtʰa i)

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

deer - to eat, chew - not

 

* da-tʰe changes to da-tʰa when followed by zhi negation

 

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Food.    

wa-da-tʰe  (wadtʰe)

Speaker - Fannie Goodeagle Richards

that which is eaten

 

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Dhegiha Language Family Comparison

         da-tʰe (datʰ) - eat, chew, bda-tʰe (bdtʰe) - I eat chew, ta-tʰe (tttʰe) - you eat, chew (RR-Quapaw)

        tha-tʰe (thatʰ) - eat, to eat, to eat an item of food, btha-te (bate) - I eat, shna-te (c͓nate) - you eat, aⁿ-tha-te (aⁿate) - we (dual) eat, aⁿ-tha-tai (aⁿatai) - we eat (Omaha/Ponca)

         tha-te (that) - chew (Omaha)

         tha-tse (tha-ts) - to eat, btha-tse (bthá-tse) - I eat, sta-tse (sta-tse) - you eat, oⁿ-tha-tsa i (oⁿ-thá-tsa i) - we eat (FL-Osage)

         tha-tsʰe (aacʰ) - eat, bra-tsʰe (bracʰ) - I eat, shta-tsʰe (tacʰ) - you eat, aⁿ-tha-tsʰa pe (ąaacʰa pe) - we eat (CQ-Osage)

       ya-che (yačh) - eat something, to eat, to chew up bla-che (blčhe) - I eat, chew, ʰna-che (ʰnčhe) - you eat, chew, aⁿ-ya-che (ąyčhe) - we dual eat, chew, aⁿ-ya-cha-be (ąyčhabe) - we eat, chew, ʰna-cha-be (ʰnčhabe) - you all eat, chew, ya-cha-be (yačhbe) - they all eat, chew (Kanza)