Vocabulary Words:

lusi - Lucy
tsi-watvhidas-di - I - to visit (someone)
gohida - long time
guyegwoni - July
tsikalv - the month of
gv-wedol-v'i - s/he hasn't been here since
Verb Breakdown
nuyagi - New York
w-u-danvs-v'i - s/he moved away
y-agi-nvd-v'i - I didn't know it
dilinohedi - telephone
hi-gata-ha - you know it
uwotlv - it's at home
gesd gohusd - it doesn't matter, no problem
sginohetlv'i - you tell me (future imperative)
sunale'i - tomorrow
si - wait!
uyetsga - s/he is laughing
d-agi-yawe-ga - I am tired
d-agw-atsvwise-ha - I am confused
da-tsi-watvhidol-i-gwu - I will still visit someone  Verb Breakdown
-gwu - still
dedadagohvyu - goodbye (plural objects)
den(a)dagohvyu - goodbye (single objects)


Prefixes & Suffixes:

gv- I to you
sgi- you to me
yi- negative prefix


Note: The suffix sgi- (ᏍᎩ) is used to express the idea of "you to me". ᏍᎩᎪᏩᏘᎭ sgigow'tiha "you are seeing me."
When using this pronoun you must drop the second person pronoun and replace it with sgi- (ᏍᎩ). Take for example: ᎯᎪᏩᏘᎭ higow'tiha - You are seeing it. vs. ᏍᎩᎪᏩᏘᎭ sgigow'tiha - You are seeing me. or ᎯᏬᏂᎭ hiwoniha - You are speaking vs. ᏍᎩᏬᏂᎭ sgiwoniha - You are speaking to me.

Additional useful words using ᏍᎩ sgi-:
ᏍᎩᏃᎮᏏ sginohesi - Tell me.;
ᏍᎩᏍᏕᎳ sgisdela - Help me.;
ᏍᎩᏙᎵᎨ sgidolige - I'm sorry. or Forgive me.;
ᏍᎩᏯᏁᏝᏅ sgiyanetlanv - Our Creator.

ᎦᎵᏉᎩ -7- Galgwogi"
ᏄᏯᎩ ᏭᏓᏅᏒᎢ

Wil - Ꮩ ᎭᏛᏁᎭ ᎺᎵ?
Mel - ᎷᏏ ᏥᏩᏛᎯᏓᏍᏗ ᎠᏆᏚᎵᎭ. ᎪᎯᏓ ᎨᏍᏗ ᏯᎩᎪᎲᎢ.
Wil - ᎫᏰᏉᏂ ᏥᎧᎸ ᎬᏪᏙᎸᎢ. ᏄᏯᎩ ᏭᏓᏅᏒᎢ.
Mel - ᎨᏍᏗ ᏯᎩᏅᏛᎢ. ᏗᎵᏃᎮᏗᏍ ᎯᎦᏔᎭ?
Wil - ᏥᎦᏔᎭᏛ. ᎤᏬᏢ.
Mel - ᎨᏍᏗ ᎪᎱᏍᏗ. ᏍᎩᏃᎮᏢᎢ ᏑᎾᎴᎢ.
Tsani - Ꮟ. ᎷᏏ ᎨᏍᏗ ᏱᏭᏓᏅᏒᎢ. ᏩᏚᎵᏏ ᏄᏯᎩ ᏭᏓᏅᏒᎢ.
Wil - (ᎤᏰᏣᎦ) ᎾᏍᎩ! ᏓᎩᏯᏪᎦ ᏓᏆᏨᏫᏎᎭᏃ.
Nigadv - (ᎤᏂᏰᏣᎦ)
Mel - ᎭᏩ, ᎷᏏ ᏓᏥᏩᏛᎯᏙᎵᏊ. ᏕᏓᏓᎪᎲᏳ.
Wil - ᏕᎾᏓᎪᎲᏳ.

nuyagi wudanvsv'i

Wil - do hadvne, mel?
Mel - lusi tsiwatvhidasdi agwaduliha. gohida gesdi yagigohv'i.
Wil - guyegwoni tsikalv gvwedolv. nuyagi wudanvsv.
Mel - gesdi yaginvdv'i. dilinohedis higataha?
Wil - tsigatahadv. uwotlv.
Mel - gesd gohusd. sginohetlv'i sunalei.
Tsani - si. lusi gesdi yiwudanvsv. wadulisi nuyagi wudanvsv'i.
Wil - (uyetsga) nasgi, dagiyawega dagwatsvwisehano.
Nigadv - (uniyetsga)
Mel - hawa, lusi datsiwatvhidoligwu. dedadagohvyu.
Wil - denadagohvyu.



Answer The Questions

1) ᎧᎪ ᏄᎦᎩ ᎨᏍᏗ ᏱᏭᏓᏅᏒ?
Kago nuyagi gesdi yiwudanvsv?
2) ᎧᎪ ᏚᏯᏪᎦ?
Kago duyawega?


Dialogue Seven
She Moved to New York

Wil - What are you doing Mel?
Mel - I want to visit Lucy. I haven't seen her for a long time.
Wil - She hasn't been here since (the month of) July. She moved to New York.
Mel - I didn't know that. Do you know her phone number?
Wil - I know it for sure. It's at home.
Mel - Don't worry about it. Tell me tomorrow.
Tsani - Wait. Lucy didn't move. Wadulisi moved to New York.
Wil - (he is laughing) So that's it, I'm tired and I'm confused.
Everyone - (they are laughing)
Mel - OK. I will still visit Lucy. Goodbye.
Wil - Goodbye.



Answers

1) ᎷᏏ ᎨᏍᏗ ᏱᏭᏓᏅᏒ ᏄᏯᎩ.
Lusi gesdi yiwudanvsv nuyagi.
2) ᏫᎵ ᏚᏯᏪᎦ.
Wil duyawega.


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