Lesson 11 - Simple Responses & Action Words

Simple Responses -
  
No		Nda		N-da
Yes		8h8		O(n)-ho(n)'
Maybe		Kizilla		Ki'-zi-l-la'
Or		Ala		A-la'
    
Simple Action Words -
    
Jump		Ligdahimek	Lig-da'hi-mek'
Crawl		Pmigwzimek	P-mig'-w-zi-mek'
Sit		Abimek		A'-bi-mek'
Visit		8dakawa8mek	O(n)-da'-ka-wa'o(n)-mek
Leave		Ngad8zik	N'-ga'-do(n)-zik
(I) Give	Mila8mek	Mi-la'-o(n)-mek
Find		Maskawomek	Ma-ska'-wo-mek'
Make		Wlitomek	W-li-to-mek'
Talk		8dokazi		O(n)-do'ka-ze'

The following is a short list of words that refer to the body. 
 A much more detailed list is available on request.  
 Note the (oo)w "W" sound.

Parts of the Body -

Head		Wdep		(oo)w-dep'
Hairs		Piassoal	pi-a'-so-al'
Face		Wsizokw		(oo)w-si-zokw'
Eyes		Wsizgowal	(oo)w-siz-go-wal'
Mouth		Wdon		(oo)w-don
Nose		Wj8l		(oo)wdzo(n)l
Heart		Wlaw8gan	(oo)w-la'wo(n)gan
Back		Wbeskwan	(oo)w-bes-kwan'
Leg		Wk8d		(oo)w-ko(n)t
Hand		Welji		(oo)wel-dze
Foot		Wzid		(oo)w-zit
Ear		Wdawagw		(oo)w-da-wagw'
Finger		Witkwalji	(oo)wh'-kwal-dze'
Toe		Witkwazit	(oo)wit'-kwa-zit'

Father and Son 	Kchai ta wski aln8ba
			 (K)tse ta w-ske al-no(n)ba
  
Mother and Daughter	Kchai phanem ta wdoza
			(K)tse p(h)a'-nem ta w-do'za
  
I am hungry		N'gadopi	Ni-ga'-do-pe'
  
Iam thristy		N'kadaosmi	N-ka-da'-os'-me'
  
Have a nice day    Oji wlegisgao  O-dze' w-le'-gis-gad(t)'


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