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Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Color Words

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mokoseweyu

wapeyu

wapoqeyu

tupqancihte

wisaweyu

mqeyu

stahqoncihte

musqoncihte

The four cardinal colors in Maliseet-Passamaquoddy--black, white, red and yellow--also have short forms that can be used as prefixes. Those are mokosewi, wapi, pqe, and wisawi. But unlike most Algonquian languages, color words in Maliseet-Passamaquoddy are the same for both animate and inanimate nouns.

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