The "B" class verb 'hunger, be hungry' in present tense.

Root verb -yo:hsi-

ᎠᎩᏲᏏᎭ agi-yo:hsi-ha -- I am hungry.

ᏣᏲᏏᎭ tsa-yo:hsi-ha -- you are hungry.

ᎤᏲᏏᎭ u-yo:hsi-ha -- he/she/it is hungry.

ᏕᎩᏂᏲᏏᎭ degini-yo:hsi-ha -- the two of us (including you) are hungry.

ᏕᏍᏗᏲᏏᎭ desdi-yo:hsi-ha -- you two are hungry.

ᏙᎩᏂᏲᏏᎭ dogini-yo:hsi-ha -- the two of us (not including you) are hungry.

ᏕᎩᏲᏏᎭ degi-yo:hsi-ha -- we all (including you) are hungry.

ᏙᎩᏲᏏᎭ dogi-yo:hsi-ha -- we all (not including you) are hungry.

ᏕᏥᏲᏏᎭ detsi-yo:hsi-ha -- you all are hungry.

ᏚᏂᏲᏏᎭ duni-yo:hsi-ha -- they are hungry.


Practice Sentences

1. Anisgaya duniyosiha.
ᎠᏂᏍᎦᏯ ᏚᏂᏲᏏᎭ
The men (they) are hungry.

2. Tsayosihas?
ᏣᏲᏏᎭᏍ?
Are you hungry?

3. Gesdi yuyosiha.
ᎨᏍᏗ ᏳᏲᏏᎭ.
S/He is not hungry.

4. Dogiyosiha.
ᏙᎩᏲᏏᎭ
We are all hungry.

5. Desdiyosihatsu?
ᏕᏍᏗᏲᏏᎭᏧ?
Are you two hungry?

The following example is taken from the Cherokee New Testament:
6. ᎪᎯ ᎨᏒ ᎢᏯᏍᏗ, ᎠᎪᏄ ᏙᎩᏲᏏᎭ, ᎠᎴ ᏙᎩᏔᏕᎩᎭ
At this time, we are both hungry and thirsty.

7. ᎿᏉ ᎥᏝ ᎠᎪᏄ ᏧᏂᏲᏏᏐᏗ ᏱᎨᏎᏍᏗ. ᎥᏝ ᎠᎴ ᎿᏉ ᏧᏂᏔᏕᎪᏗ ᏱᎨᏎᏍᏗ...
At that time they shall neither hunger or thirst anymore...


'hunger' habitual present.

ᎠᎩᏲᏏᎰᎢ agi-yo:hsi-ho'i -- I hunger.

ᏣᏲᏏᎰᎢ tsa-yo:hsi-ho'i -- you hunger.

ᎤᏲᏏᎰᎢ u-yo:hsi-ho'i -- he/she/it hungers.

ᏕᎩᏂᏲᏏᎰᎢ degini-yo:hsi-ho'i -- the two of us (including you) hunger.

ᏕᏍᏗᏲᏏᎰᎢ desdi-yo:hsi-ho'i -- you two hunger.

ᏙᎩᏂᏲᏏᎰᎢ dogini-yo:hsi-ho'i -- the two of us (not including you) hunger.

ᏕᎩᏲᏏᎰᎢ we all (including you) hunger.

ᏙᎩᏲᏏᎰᎢ dogi-yo:hsi-ho'i -- we all (not including you) hunger.

ᏕᏥᏲᏏᎰᎢ detsi-yo:hsi-ho'i -- you all hunger.

ᏚᏂᏲᏏᎰᎢ duni-yo:hsi-ho'i -- they hunger.



'hungry' remote past tense.

ᎠᎩᏲᏏᏍᎬᎢ agi-yo:hsisg-v'i -- I was hungry.

ᏣᏲᏏᏍᎬᎢ tsa-yo:hsisg-v'i -- you were hungry.

ᎤᏲᏏᏍᎬᎢ u-yosi:hsg-v'i -- he/she/it was hungry.

ᏕᎩᏂᏲᏏᏍᎬᎢ degini-yo:hsisg-v'i -- the two of us (including you) were hungry.

ᏕᏍᏗᏲᏏᏍᎬᎢ desdi-yo:hsisg-v'i -- you two were hungry.

ᏙᎩᏂᏲᏏᏍᎬᎢ dogini-yo:hsisg-v'i -- the two of us (not including you) were hungry.

ᏕᎩᏲᏏᏍᎬᎢ degi-yo:hsisg-v'i -- we all (including you) were hungry.

ᏙᎩᏲᏏᏍᎬᎢ dogi-yo:hsisg-v'i -- we all (not including you) were hungry.

ᏕᏥᏲᏏᏍᎬᎢ detsi-yo:hsisg-v'i -- you all were hungry.

ᏚᏂᏲᏏᏍᎬᎢ duni-yo:hsisg-v'i -- they were hungry.

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