-yaz-ᘓᙆ-jazSUFFIXsmall, a little

Note that this has two senses. It can be a modifier, to describe a small version of the thing it is attached to, or it can be a quantifier, indicating a small amount.

This clitiic attaches to the end of the NP, even where this is not the head.

Examples containing this affix:

s̲umyaz

(1)
'Uz̲ooschumdez̲guiyazsbak'unadinyuz.
branchit is dry-littlefor meyou (1) snap in two
Break off some dry twigs for me.

(2) Too nulwusyaz sba tananilhdzeh. `Add a little hot water for me.'


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