Dictionary Entry [entry ID #283] (related entries)
nikya:w • it is big, large • verb (theme: ni-kya:w) [inanimate subject]
- niwhkya:w I'm big [1sg subject]
- ch'ingkya:w he is big [animate subject]
- hay-ch'ingkya:w the older of two (e.g., brothers) [literally, the-one who is big]
- hay-xo'-ch'ingkya:w the oldest of them all [literally, the-truly-one who is big]
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I have a really big white cat living with me.
he's also really big, and his tail is a dark color
let's go there, then she wondered what's going on in that big house
then after awhile one of them picked up a big ball, and then
there were big trees there, they said: "we will make canoes."
me:lah-'e:n' dahna:xo:diwing'a:n na:yima:n na:xo:ndi'a:n-e:y 'a:ya'de:ne' "ninis'a:n tin nikya:w sa'ung-xola:n
then some of them returned (to where they came from) and they said: "There's a big body of land over there, we found.
after a while I got older
what's wrong with you, your belly looks big!
there was a big couch that used to be sitting there
he was a big guy, and he took me in there (to the emergency room)
and then where a big mountain was standing there, he [the creator] poked a hole with his finger
jahda: ch'ingkya:w na:d-e:-xw na:tł'a' na:ła'-q'i-ch'in' ye: no:'o:ltsil 'e'iliw haya:ł na:k'ide'iwis-te: ye: 'e'iliw haya:ł jahda:-din do: 'iwhyo' 'a:dił na'xołte: hayi-'e'n
...she's too big, it's like she leans over in the wrong way around the back [of the motorcycle], then it seems like it's going to fall over, and then I don't like to take her with me very much.
diywho' nikya:w xehł-niyiłxe:-tah nohna:tse: ch'e:'inła:t me:tsah-xosin ya:'uxis-te:-ye: 'e'iliw haya:ł
... a big truck, when it passes us, that's bad, it feels like [the motorcycle] is going to start flying.
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