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aiahninchi ohoyo aiahninchi ohoyo

posted on April 22, 2013

halito…
have been studying up in my choctaw dictionary and discovered a mistake that i have made and is posted on every genealogy forum concerning my folsom family relations…
my grandmother, who’s name is spelled AIAHNICHIH ohoyo everywhere is really spelled AIAHNINCHI ohoyo which means ‘respected/favored’ woman….would llike to know if this is correct…i would really like to see it corrected on all the genealogy forums…yakoke!!!

Erin Erin

posted on May 16, 2013

Cyrus Byington spells it aiahninchi in his dictionary.

Amber Riddle Smith Wooten Amber Riddle Smith Wooten

posted on November 17, 2013

Another word to add to my Choctaw list!

Thanks ladies!

Amber Riddle Smith Wooten Amber Riddle Smith Wooten

posted on November 17, 2013

Just another interesting question…

would the name be?

ohoyo aiahninchi

woman respected

The sentence/phrase word order in Choctaw is different.
Subjects/persons often come first followed by the adjectives/adverbs. Verbs are last.

Here are some examples:

ohoyo hopoksia-wise woman

woman wise

hattak hopoksia-wise man

man wise

http://www.tc.umn.edu/ Rita Laws, 1998.
“English to Choctaw Dictionary”, OK City Council of Choctaws, 7th Edition, 1981.

“Introduction to Choctaw” Charley Jones, VIP
Publishing, Inc., 1991, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Amber