'utsut    ᐧᐅᙣᐪ    ʔʌtsʌt    V

he drums

[∅-tsut < tsut₁ «drum»]  Imperfective Affirmative  Not Classified

' tsut
ADV REST PObj P Curs N Neg Obj Sₒ WHq Con Dq Nq Sq Inc Neg Mod Asp Sᵢ Valence Stem
19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Stem
Disjunct Zone Conjunct Zone Valence Stem

This refers to the sound made by male Ruffed Grouse, q.v., in the spring both for territorial defense and mate attraction. Although described in English as ‟drumming”, this sound is actually made by the cupped wings striking the air as the grouse flaps them upwards and forward. This Carrier verb is not used to refer to the other sounds that in English are referred to as drumming. The sounds that are produced by striking a reverberant object are described by the verbs 'ulhghalh, q.v. and 'ulht'o, q.v..


Related Words:   Sound

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