ChoctawEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From chi- plus some obsolete plural personal prefix, compare Apalachee hasnu (we), Koasati hasnu (you, plural).

Alternative formsEdit

PrefixEdit

hachi- (class II second-person plural)

  1. the direct object of an active transitive verb
    you (all)
  2. the subject of a stative intransitive verb
    you (all), ye
  3. indicates possession of a noun
    your, y'all's
Usage notesEdit

Class II person markers are used for possession only for a small set of words, mostly including kinship terms and body parts.

Etymology 2Edit

From hachi- +‎ i-.

Alternative formsEdit

PrefixEdit

hachi- (before vowels hachim-, class III second-person plural)

  1. the indirect object of an active transitive verb
    to you (all), for you (all)
  2. the subject of an intransitive affective verb
    you (all). ye
  3. the direct object of a small set of transitive verbs mostly dealing with affect, communication and intimacy
    you (all)
  4. indicates possession of a noun
    your. y'all's
InflectionEdit