The "B" class verb 'be called, named'
Root verb -ado-

Present Tense

ᏓᏆᏙᎠ dagw-ado-a - I am named.

ᏕᏣᏙᎠ dets-ado-a - you are named.

ᏚᏙᎠ dudo-a - he/she/it is named.

ᏕᎩᎾᏙᎠ degin-ado-a - the two of us (including you) are named.

ᏕᏍᏓᏙᎠ desd-ado-a - you two are named.

ᏙᎩᎾᏙᎠ dogin-ado-a - the two of us (not including you) are named.

ᏗᎦᏙᎠ dig-ado-a - we all (including you) are named.

ᏙᎦᏙᎠ dog-ado-a - we all (not including you) are named.

ᏕᏣᏙᎠ dets-ado-a - you all are named.

ᏚᎾᏙᎠ dun-ado-a - they are named.

Practice Sentences

1. Do dunadoa anisgaya? - Ꮩ ᏚᎾᏙᎠ ᎠᏂᏍᎦᏯ?
What are (their) the men's names?

2. Do deginadoa? Ꮩ ᏕᎩᎾᏙᎠ?
What are you two called?

3. Tsani dagwadoa.ᏣᏂ ᏓᏆᏙᎠ.
My name is John.

4. Meli dudoa. ᎺᎵ ᏚᏙᎠ.
Her name is Mary.

5. Gagama dogadoa. ᎦᎦᎹ ᏙᎦᏙᎠ
We are all (not including you) called Cucumber.

Habitual Tense

ᏓᏆᏙᎣᎢ dagw-ado-oi - I am (often, usually, always, etc.) called

ᏕᏣᏙᎣᎢ dets-ado-oi - you are (often, usually, always) called

ᏚᏙᎣᎢ d-udo-oi - he/she/it is (often, usually, always) called

ᏕᎩᎾᏙᎣᎢ deginadooi - You and I are (often, usually, always) called

ᏕᏍᏓᏙᎣᎢ desd-ado-oi - You two are (often, usually, always) called

ᏙᎩᎾᏙᎣᎢ dogin-ado-oi - He/She and I are often, usually, always) called

ᏗᎦᏙᎣᎢ dig-ado-oi - All of us (including you) (often, usually, always) called

ᏙᎦᏙᎣᎢ dog-ado-oi - We (excluding you) (often, usually, always) called

ᏕᏍᏓᏙᎣᎢ desd-ado-oi - You all are (often, usually, always) called

ᏚᎾᏙᎣᎢ dun-ado-oi - they are (often, usually, always) called

Remote Past Tense

ᏓᏆᏙᎥᎢ dagw-ado-vi - I was called/named

ᏕᏣᏙᎥᎢ dets-ado-vi - you were called/named

ᏚᏙᎥᎢ d-udo-vi - He/She/It was called/named

ᏕᎩᎾᏙᎥᎢ degin-ado-vi - The two of us (you and I) were called/named

ᏕᏍᏓᏙᎥᎢ desd-ado-vi - You two were called/named

ᏙᎩᎾᏙᎥᎢ dogin-ado-vi - The two of us (he/she/it and I were called/named

ᏗᎦᏙᎥᎢ dig-ado-vi - All of us (including you) were called/named

ᏙᎦᏙᎥᎢ dog-ado-vi - We (excluding you) were called/named

ᏕᏣᏙᎥᎢ dets-ado-vi - You all were called/named

ᏚᎾᏙᎥᎢ dun-ado-vi - They were called/named


ᏕᏣᏙᎡᏍᏗ dets-ado-esdi - Be named!

ᏕᏍᏓᏙᎡᏍᏗ desd-ado-esdi - Both of you be named!

ᏚᏙᎡᏍᏗ du-do-esdi - Let him be named!


ᏓᏆᏙᏍᏗ dagw-ado-sdi - for me to called/named

ᏕᏣᏙᏍᏗ dets-ado-sdi - for you to be called/named

ᏧᏙᏍᏗ tsu-do-sdi - for him to be called/named

ᏕᎩᎾᏙᏍᏗ degin-ado-sdi - for you and me to be called/named

ᏕᏍᏓᏙᏍᏗ desd-ado-sdi - for the two of us (not you) to be called/named

ᏙᎩᎾᏙᏍᏗ dogin-ado-sdi - for him/her/it and me to be called/named

ᏗᎦᏙᏍᏗ dig-ado-sdi - for all of us to be called/named

ᏙᎦᏙᏍᏗ dog-ado-sdi - for us (excluding you) to be called/named

ᏕᏣᏙᏍᏗ dets-ado-sdi - for you all to be called/named

ᏚᎾᏙᏍᏗ dun-ado-sdi - for them to be called/named