verb ai 2
s/he is that way, that kind of person; there is something the matter with h/
Plural : leyultuwok
Prefixed Verb Stem : -oleyi-
Unprefixed Verb Stem : leyi-
Changed Verb Stem : eleyi-

Example Sentences :

Passamaquoddy-Maliseet English Phrase
Ehqi nit ley! Stop being that way!
Nit nil ntoley. That's the way I am.
Nit-te not eleyit. That's the way he is.
Tokec-op nit leyit, ma-tehp wen 'koti-natsakiyawihil. If that's the way he is, no one will want to go see him.
Tan kil ktoseyin? What's wrong with you?
Esalokittiyayin kil! What the hell is wrong with you?
Elalokittiyeyyin kil. You've got a hell of a way about you!
Ma-te nit 'toleyiwon. He's not that way.
Kosona-al cipotu-te kilun ktoleyuhtinenuhpon nit. Or maybe we used to be like that. (WN)
Tan nekom 'toleyin? Tan 'toseyin? What kind of person is he? Why is he that way? What's wrong with him?
Tan-al ntoleyiness skat eliyaw? What was the matter with me that I didn't go?
Notes : ('t-oseyin, used in some examples here, is a variant that goes back to the ancient form of this verb; it is not used in the independent indicative)
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example Dolly
word Dolly
word Alice
example Dolly

Other Definitions for this Word :

Entry Definition
it is so; it is true, it is the truth; it happens; it matters; it is that way; something is the matter with it