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niiyawen'enh nad

my namesake

There is no simple independent word for namesake, a reciprocal relationship between name-giving sponsor and child. A personal prefix goes with the dependent noun stem /=iiyawen'eny-/ namesake to make a full word: 
  • niiyawen'enh my namesake (1s-3s)
  • giiyawen'enh your namesake (2s-3s)
  • wiiyawen'enyan h/ namesake
  • [MN] wiiyawen'enyan h/ namesake(s (3s-3')
  • [BL] wiiyawen'enyan h/ namesake (3s-3's)
  • [BL] wiiyawen'enya' h/ namesakes (3s-3'p)
Some basic forms of  niiyawen'enh my namesake are: 

niiyawen'enh sg; niiyawen'enyag pl; Stem: /niiyawen'enhy-/