Vocabulary Words:

tsunalstaydi'i - a restaurant
hvga iyani - How many people? (see note)
tali iyani - There are "two".
ahani - here
sdahvga - you two sit down
ugisidi - to eat something neutral
agataha - s/he knows it
yi-tsi-gata-ha
tsitaga gvtsatlanv - fried chicken
nvwisdi - it seems
tuya anitse - green beans
-hno - and
d-agw-aduli-ha


Prefixes & Suffixes:

sd- you two
yi- negative prefix
dagw- plural "agw"


Note:
The form "hvga iyani" refers to living things. Therefore the meaning may be understood as something like "how many persons?". The response also requires "iyani", therefore "tali iyani" - two persons. The equivalent in Western is "hatlv iyani".

ᏅᎩ - 4 - Nvgi
ᏧᎾᎵᏍᏔᏴᏗᎢ

Hostess - ᎣᏏᏲ. ᎲᎦ ᎢᏯᏂ?
Tsani - ᏔᎵ ᎢᏯᏂ.
Hostess - ᎠᎭᏂ ᏍᏓᎲᎦ.
Tsani - ᏍᎩ!
Ahwi - Ꮩ ᏳᏍᏗ ᏣᎩᏍᏗ ᏣᏚᎵᎭ?
Tsani - ᎨᏍᏗ ᏱᏥᎦᏔᎭ. ᏂᎯᎾ?
Ahwi - ᏥᏔᎦ ᎬᏣᏝᏅ ᎣᏍᏓ ᏅᏫᏍᏗ.
Tsani - ᎭᏩ, ᏥᏔᎦ ᎬᏣᏝᏅ ᏚᏯ ᎠᏂᏤᏃ ᏓᏆᏚᎵᎭ.

Tsunalstaydi'i

Hostess - Osiyo. Hvga 'iyani?
Tsani - Tali iyani.
Hostess - Ahni sdahvga.
Tsani - Sgi!
Ahwi - Do yusdi tsagisdi tsaduliha?
Tsani - Gesdi yitsigata. Nihina?
Ahwi - Tsitaga gvtsahlanv osd nvwisdi.
Tsani - Hawa, tsitaga gvtsahlanv tuya anitsehno dagwaduliha.



Answer The Questions

1) ᎲᎦ ᎢᏯᏂ ᏧᎾᎵᏍᏔᏴᏗᎢ ᎠᏂᏴᎯᎭ?
hvga'iyani tsunalstaydi'i aniyvhiha. (aniyvhiha - they are entering it.)
2) ᎦᏙ ᏳᏍᏗ ᎤᏂᎩᏍᏗ ᎤᎾᏚᎵ ᏣᏂ ᎠᏫᏃ?
gado yusdi unigisdi unaduli tsani ahwi-hno. (-hno - and


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Dialogue Four
The Restaurant

- Hello. How many?
- Two.
- (you two)Sit here.
- Thank you.
- What do you want to eat?
- I don't know. What about you?
- Fried chicken seems good.
- Alright. I want fried chicken and green beans.



Answers

1) ᏔᎵ ᎢᏯᏂ.
tali iyani.
2) ᏥᏔᎦ ᎦᏣᏝᏅ ᏚᏯ ᎠᏂᏤᏃ ᏚᎾᏚᎵᎭ.
tsitaga gatsahlanv tuya anitsehno dunaduliha.



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