Vocabulary Words:

nu(na) - potato
nu(na) gadawitena - mashed potatoes
ge - or (see note)
uditasdi - s/he - to drink
aditasdi - beverage
uneha - s/he has something liquid
uyvtsa (uyhvdla) - cold
unvdi - milk
udanenv - juice
uwogili - beer (foam)
golvsdanv - coke
gesdi yi-g-aditasg-o'i - I don't drink Verb Breakdown
-hno - and (suffix: see note below)
-ge - or (suffix: see note below)
usoyi - same
asehno - but
aditasga - s/he drinks


Prefixes & Suffixes:

-ha (present)
-a (present)
-o'i (habitual)
yi- (negative prefix)
sd- you two
plurals
tsu-
di-
de-


Note:
The suffix -no (Ꮓ) is used to express the idea of "and". When refering to two objects the suffix -no is connected to the second, as in; kowi unvdi-hno / ᎪᏫ ᎤᏅᏗᏃ - coffee and milk. To express the idea of "or", place "ge" after each word to be chosen from, i.e. unvdi-ge ama-ge tsaduli. / ᎤᏅᏗᎨ ᎠᎹᎨ ᏣᏚᎵᎭ? - Do you want milk or water?

The suffix -ge (Ꭸ) is used to express the idea of "or". The usage of -ge can be seen in this simple sentence: ᎯᎠ ᏪᏌ ᎩᎵᎨ? hia wesa, gilige. (Is this a cat or a dog?).

* This plural clause "Ꮩ ᏳᏍᏗ ᏗᏗᏔᏍᏗ ᏧᏴᏣ ᏕᏣᏁᎭ? do yusdi diditasdi tsuyvtsa detsaneha?" (what cold drinks do you have?) Note the usage of plural prefixes: a drink - aditasdi ~ drinks - di-ditasti; cold - uyvtsa ~ tsuhvtsa; you want it - tsaduliha ~ you want them - detsaduliha. Compared to: "Ꮩ ᏳᏍᏗ ᎠᏗᏔᏍᏗ ᎤᏴᏣ ᏣᏁᎭ? do yusdi aditasdi uyvtsa tsaneha?" ~ What (one single) cold drink do you have?

ᎯᏍᎩ - 5 - Hisgi
Ꮩ ᏳᏍᏗ ᏣᏗᏔᏍᏗ ᏣᏚᎵᎭ?

Waitress - ᎣᏏᏲ. Ꮩ ᏳᏍᏗ ᏍᏓᎩᏍᏗ ᏍᏓᏚᎵᎭ?
Tsani - ᎠᏴ ᏥᏔᎦ ᎬᏣᏝᏅ ᎠᏆᏚᎵᎭ.
Waitress - ᏄᎾ ᎦᏓᏫᏖᎾ ᏣᏚᎵᎭ, ᏚᏯᎨ ᎠᏂᏤ?
Tsani - ᏚᏯ ᎠᏂᏤ ᏓᏆᏚᎵᎭ.
Waitress - Ꮩ ᏳᏍᏗ ᏣᏗᏔᏍᏗ ᏣᏚᎵᎭ?
Tsani - Ꮩ ᏳᏍᏗ ᏗᏗᏔᏍᏗ ᏧᏴᏣ ᏕᏣᏁᎭ?
Waitress - ᎤᏅᏗ, ᎤᏓᏁᏅ, ᎤᏬᎩᎵ, ᎪᎸᏍᏓᏅᏃ ᏓᏆᏁᎭ.
Tsani - ᎪᎸᏍᏓᏅ ᎠᏆᏚᎵᎭ.
Waitress - ᎭᏩ. ᎢᎯᎾ, Ꮩ ᏳᏍᏗ ᏣᎩᏍᏗ ᏣᏚᎵᎭ?
Awi - ᎠᏴ ᎤᏐᏱ ᎠᎩᎩᏍᏗ ᎠᏆᏚᎵᎭ. ᎠᏎᏃ, ᎪᎸᏍᏓᏅ ᎨᏍᏗ ᏱᎦᏗᏔᏍᎪᎢ, ᎤᏬᎩᎸ ᎠᏆᏗᏔᏍᏗ ᎠᏆᏚᎵᎭ.
Waitress - ᎭᏩ.

Do Yus(di) Tsaditasdi Tsaduliha

Waitress - Osiyo. Do yusdi sdagisdi sdaduliha?
Tsani - Ayv tsitaga gvtsatlanv agwaduliha.
Waitress - Nuna gadawitena tsaduliha, tuyage anitse?
Tsani - Tuya anitse dagwaduliha
Waitress - Do yusdi tsaditasdi tsaduliha?
Tsani - Do yusdi diditasdi tsuyvtsa detsaneha?*
Waitress - Unvdi, udanenv, uwogili, golvsdanvno dagwaneha.
Tsani - Golvsdanv agwaduliha.
Waitress - Hawa. Ihina, do yusdi tsagisdi tsaduliha?
Awi - Ayv usoyi agigisdi agwaduliha. Asehno, golvsdanv gesdi yigaditasgo'i, uwogil agwaditasdi agwaduliha.
Waitress - Hawa.



Answer The Questions

1) ᎧᎪ ᏥᏔᎦ ᎦᏨᏝᏅ ᎤᏚᎵ?
Kago tsitaga gatsvtlanv uduli?
2) ᏄᎾ ᎦᏓᏫᏖᎾᎨ ᏚᏯᎨ ᎤᏚᎵᎭ ᏣᏂ?
Nuna gadawitenage duyage uduliha Tsani?
3) ᎦᏙ ᎤᏍᏗ ᎨᏍᏗ ᏯᏗᏔᏍᎪᎢ ᎠᏫ?
Gado usdi gesdi yaditasgo'i Awi?


Dialogue Five

What Do You Want To Eat?

Waitress - Hello. What do you two want to eat?
Tsani - I want fried chicken.
Waitress - Do you want mashed potatos or green beans?
Tsani - I want green beans.
Waitress - What do you want to drink?
Tsani - What cold drinks do you have?
Waitress - I have milk, juice, beer, and cola.
Tsani - I want cola.
Waitress - Okay. And what about you, what do you want to eat?
Awi - I want the same to eat. But, I don't drink cola, I want beer.
Waitress - Okay.



Answers

1) ᏣᏂ ᎠᏫᏃ ᏥᏔᎦ ᎦᏨᏝᏅ ᎤᎾᏚᎵ.
Tsani Awi-hno tsitaga gatsvtlanv unaduli.
2) ᏚᏯ ᎠᏂᏤ ᏧᏚᎵᎭ.
Duya anitse tsuduliha.
3) ᎪᎸᏍᏓᏅ ᎨᏍᏗ ᏯᏗᏔᏍᎪᎢ.
Golvsdanv gesdi yaditasgo'i.


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