Dictionary Entry [entry ID #1343] (related entries)
na:whay • I'm going around, moving in no particular direction • verb (theme: na:=(s)-ha:/ya') [imperfective, 1sg subject]
- nunya go around! [imperative, light stem, 2sg subject]
- na'way he's going around [imperfective, animate subject]
- na:way it (animal) goes around [imperfective, inanimate subject]
- na:se:ya' I went around [perfective, 1sg subject]
- na:sinya' you went around [perfective, 2sg subject]
- na:'usya' he went around [perfective, animate subject]
- nahsya' it (animal) went around [perfective, inanimate subject]
- na:'iwha' I always go around [customary, 1sg subject]
Audio (click to listen)
- xola:n wina:se:ya'
I helped him (spoken by Verdena Parker)
- diq'a:n na:se:ya'te
I'm going up in the woods (spoken by Verdena Parker)
- k'e:w-xw na'way
somebody sneaked off (spoken by Verdena Parker)
- yo:ch'ing'-tah na:se:yay-te
I might go over there (spoken by Verdena Parker)
- łah-xw hayah na:sey'
I went there for nothing (spoken by Verdena Parker)
- łah-xw na'way
just there as a joke (spoken by Verdena Parker)
someone came (spoken by Verdena Parker)
- te:wlay me:ne:q' do: na'wa
one shouldn't go behind the jump dance fence (spoken by Verdena Parker)
Examples from texts
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small child starting to sit up, it started growing up a little bit, then it started walking
after awhile it was walking
he said, let's go look at father, there for sure is where he's at
oh gee, there are only men walking around in there
hayah na'wa: hay kile:xich mita' haya:ł 'a'de:ne' q'ut 'e'n do'n ye'ohdił digyung na:de:'ohłya' haya:ł te:soh'ing'
his father is walking around there then he said it's OK, come on in, stand here and you watch
haya:ł mine:jixomił hayi-xw na:'iya' haya:ł tsumehstł'o:n ya'xo:tehłts'it xoł dinił'a' ya:'uschwe'n diywho' [nay...] na:k'iwilxut'-tah
and then after a while, she'd walk around there, then she started to get acquainted with women, they started teaching her sewing and stuff like that
Nin-ch'ing' ch'ite:ng'e'n, 'a:ch'o:ndehsne', "Hay-yo:w siłte:n e:y keh hayah na:nawhdiya'! Dungwhe'eh do: na'way e:."
Buzzard looked down and thought, "There is something lying dead - I think I'll go down there! Nobody is around."
... na:'uste' haya:ł whe:-'e:n we:da' xontah-ding hay whichwo ch'iwhinehłyiw haya:ł xoma:lyo' ła:n k'isdiyun na:wa:?-ne'in hayah-ding
... she worked. as for me, I stayed at home, my grandmother raised me, and then her friends, a lot of elderly people used to be alive at that time.
when I was eleven, they said
he came and he said
and then, I heard,(actually I saw) he came, and he said "come back to school!"
and then, from there turns out he left and went back to the service (where they were fighting)
a lot of girls came up from Weitchpec way, like Yuroks, [because of a flood] and then
after that, as for me, I started having a life of my own, someone ...
"go walk around someplace" he told him, sa:ts' (bear) will be your name.
after a while a deer came out, and then he also cut his umbilical cord
every kind of animal came out
in the bushes all of a sudden there was a lot of life
some of them even have songs, all of those wild animals running around in the hills
as for coyote, he goes around everywhere, he always does a lot of things
also the creator's helper, there were hundreds of stories about him, as he went around
all those wild animals running around, they have young ones
they have a mate. then as for him, he couldn't find a woman; there's none going around.
and then in vain he's going around everywhere
... the humans are coming, their smoke is blowing along, here you can smell it"
they said, "now the time has come, you're all going to acquire a tail" and then,
a lot of humans were walking about
And then, after that, OK, I go around all over the place, here and there.