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
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:
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
ᏍᎩᏃᎮᏏ sginohesi - Tell me.;
ᏍᎩᏍᏕᎳ sgisdela - Help me.;
ᏍᎩᏙᎵᎨ sgidolige - I'm sorry. or Forgive me.;
ᏍᎩᏯᏁᏝᏅ sgiyanetlanv - Our Creator.
ᎦᎵᏉᎩ -7- Galgwogi"
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.
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?
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.