Ok, time to make a new thread! You can still smell the new language smell!
Anywho, this is my personal thread for sharing notes/questions/whatever about Cayuga.
So far I've gone over lessons 3 & 4 a little and picked up the following:
w- and o- mean "it" (it will be interesting to learn which to use when. If my memory doesn’t fail me as mush as I think it does, I believe that o- is used with nouns. I think I remember reading that from something about Cayuga, or maybe it was Oneida. So, it that’s true I would guess that w- is used with verbs.)
The example given in lesson 3 is:
w- ęhnihsri:yó: -> wę̱
it - nice day -> it [is a] nice day
-gǫ: -> in
ganada -gǫ: -> ganadagǫ:
town - in -> in town
-geh and -hneh -> at
-geh is used with consonant sounds at the end of a word
-hneh is used with vowel sounds
Rexgeh -> at Rex’
Amyhneh -> at Amy’s
Petegeh -> at Pete’s (because the ’e’ at the end isn’t pronounced, so it ends in a consonant sound)
(They used names as examples, but I assume you could probably use other nouns as well. Like ganadahneh -> at town. Though I don’t know that for sure.)
þūhte mē þæt ic gesāwe syllicre trēow on lyft lædan lēohte bewunden bēama beorhtost.