whuch'aᗘᘡxwʌtʃʼaCONJagainst, lest

With the meaning of ‟lest” the verb of the subordinate clause must be in the optative. With a non-optative verb it means ‟against”, though this will not always be the most felicitious English translation. This is the postposition ch'a ‟against” with the areal prefix.


(1)
Nghoodoolhjutwhuch'atoonaingus.
your teethit decays [OA]lestyou (1) clean
Brush your teeth lest they decay.

(2)
S̲kuioonendunultalh'etwhuch'adzentot̲s̲ukbeznullhohbenustloh.
childhis faceit [n-class] is chappedthatagainst [wh-class object]dayeverycreamby means ofI rub
Because the child's face is chapped I rub it each day with cream.

(3)
Ndulhchonoluzwhuch'aboosooghezhanindleh.
all overhe sprays aroundlestcathis testiclesyou (1) remove [n-class, mdo]
Neutre your cat lest he spray all over.
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