The "A" class verb 'help' in present tense.

Root verb -a(li)sdeli-

ᎦᎵᏍᏕᎵᎭ g-a(li)sdeli-ha I am helping.

ᎭᎵᏍᏕᎵᎭ h-a(li)sdeli-ha you are helping.

ᎠᎵᏍᏕᎵᎭ a(li)sdeli-ha he/she/it is helping.

ᎢᎾᎵᏍᏕᎵᎭ in-a(li)sdeli-ha the two of us (including you) are helping.

ᏍᏓᎵᏍᏕᎵᎭ sd-a(li)sdeli-ha you two are helping.

ᎣᏍᏓᎵᏍᏕᎵᎭ osd-a(li)sdeli-ha the two of us (not including you) are helping.

ᎢᏓᎵᏍᏕᎵᎭ id-a(li)sdeli-ha we (including you) are all helping.

ᎣᏣᎵᏍᏕᎵᎭ ots-a(li)sdeli-ha we (not including you) are all helping.

ᎢᏣᎵᏍᏕᎵᎭ its-a(li)sdeli-ha you are all helping.

ᎠᎾᎵᏍᏕᎵᎭ an-a(li)sdeli-ha they are helping.


Practice Sentences

1. ᎩᎵ ᎠᎵᏍᏕᎵᎭ Gili a(li)sdeliha.
S/he is helping the dog.

2. ᎧᎪ ᎭᎵᏍᏕᎵᎭ? Kago ha(li)sdeliha?
Who are you helping?

3. ᎣᎩᏥ ᎣᏍᏓᎵᏍᏕᎵᎭ. Ogitsi osda(li)sdeliha.
The two of us are helping our mother.

4. ᏰᎵᏉᏍᎪ ᏍᎩᏍᏕᎳ ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᎩᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ? Yeligwosg sgisdela tsalagi agidelogwasdi?
Can you help me to learn Cherokee?


Vocabulary

ᎣᎩᏥ - ogitsi - our mother (the two of us)(see: passive nouns)
ᏰᎵᏉ - yeligwo - possible, possibly
ᏰᎵᏉᏍᎪ - yeligwosg - is it possible?
ᎤᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ - udelogwasdi - s/he to learn (see: infinitives)


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