future, will be, shall

ta (tta)

future tense; potential mode clitic (RR-Quapaw)

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They're going to have another baby.

 

shi-noⁿ  i-ta-de  ta  niⁿ-khe  (nǫ ttade tta nįkh)

Speaker - Alice Crawfish Gilmore

again - give birth to a child - will be - he, she sitting doing that  

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I want to go home (I will be going home).  

wi-e  a-kde  ta  mi-khe  (we akd tta mįkh)

Speaker - Alice Crawfish Gilmore

I - I go home - will be - I sitting, doing that

 

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Im going home (I will be going home).  

a-kde  ta  mi-khe  (akd tta mįkh)

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

I go home - will be - I sitting, doing that

 

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When you come.

 

da-tʰ ta  (datʰ tta)

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

you arrive - when

 

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How come he (dog) doesnt bark when you come around?  

 

ho-ni-ta  o-ho  zhi  da-tʰ ta  (hǫn̜ttą ho i datʰ tta)

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

why - bark - not - you arrive - when

 

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I am going swimming.

 

hi-da  ta  mi-khe  (hid  tta  mįkh)

Speaker - Gilmore / McWatters

swim - will be - I sitting, doing that

 

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Dhegiha Language Family Comparison

         ta (tta) - future tense; potential mode clitic (RR-Quapaw)

         ta (ta) - will, shall, potential or future marker (Omaha/Ponca)

         ʰta (t̩a) - shall, he shall, you shall (FL-Osage)

         ʰta (ʰta) - future tense marker, will, be going to, could, so that it could/might be, what if, were it the case that, would be (CQ-Osage)

         ta (ta) - future potential or intentive aspect (Kanza)