rain

 

ni-zhi (ni)

 
rain Speaker - Maude Supernaw
   
  Speaker - Anna Beaver
   
  Speaker - Alice Crawfish Gilmore
   
  Speaker - Odestine McWatters

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ni-zhi (ni)

rain, it is raining (RR-Quapaw)

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Its going to rain.

 
ni-zhi  te  (ni tte) Speaker - Odestine McWatters

rain - future, potential or optative marker

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Do you want the rain?

 
jhi-e  ni-zhi  shkoⁿ-ta  (jhe ni kǫtt) Speaker - Alice Crawfish Gilmore
you - rain - you want  

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They want rain.

 

ni-zhi  koⁿ-da  niⁿ-khe  (ni kǫd nįkh)

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

rain - he/she want - he, she sitting, doing that

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Dhegiha Language Family Comparison

  • ni-zhi (ni) - rain, it is raining (RR-Quapaw)
  • na-zhiⁿ (nazhⁿ) - rain, to rain (Omaha/Ponca)
  • ni-zhiu (ni-zhi) - rain (FL-Osage)
  • ni-zhu (niu) - rain (CQ-Osage)
  • ni-zhu (nizh), nu-zhu (nuzh)- rain (Kanza)