We have looked at adjectives for some time. Let’s go to nouns. Particularly nouns that become verbs.
We already know iwamla.
This is the noun iwam=huckleberry with the suffix -la which turns it into the verb which means: to collect or gather huckleberries.
This suffix can be used on most foods that people gather: fruits, seeds, even meats.
But there are a few interesting nouns with specialized meanings.
spuklis=sweat lodge, spuklisla=build a sweat lodge
ni spuklisla. I built a sweat lodge.
weka=a small baby, wekala-to give birth
hot snewets wekala. That woman had a baby.
peyala-give birth to a daughter
hot peyala. She gave birth to a daughter.
wnakla-give birth to a son
hot wnakla. She gave birth to a son.
hiswaqsla-to take a husband
snewetsla-to take a wife
This suffix even has a slightly different form for adding this suffix to verbs=-ala.