Vocabulary Words:

do - what (informal form of gado)
detsado'a - you are called
dagwado'a - I am called
-ado-
udohiyu - really, very
ahwi - deer
agina - young animal
osi - good, nice
detsado'v - your name (see note)
hehi - you live; you are a dweller
Kolanvyi - Big Cove (place name lit. = Raven Place)
ge'i - I live, reside; I am a dweller
uwoduhiyu - beautiful (it is)


Prefixes & Suffixes:

osdi- (two of us not including you)
du- (3rd per. sg.)
ga- (3rd per. sg.)
yi- (conditional verb prefix)
wi- (action away from speaker)
sdi- (you two)
-i (present tense for some action verbs.)


Note:

The noun detsado'v (your name) is a form of dudo'v - 'his/her name' or simply "a name". (Note the difference in the ending -v from the verb ending -a.) This verb requires the distributive prefix d- then the bound pronoun which is changed to match the subject (see -ado-). I.e., dagwado'v = my name.

ᏦᎢ - 3 - "Tso'i"
Ꮩ ᏕᏣᏙᎠ?

- ᎭᏲᎳᏓᏨ.
- ᎭᏲᎳᏓ. ᎢᎯᎾ?
- ᎣᏏᏉ. Ꮩ ᏕᏣᏙᎠ?
- ᏣᏂ ᏓᏆᏙᎠ. ᎢᎯᎾ?
- ᎠᏫ ᎠᎩᎾ ᏓᏆᏙᎠ.
- ᎤᏙᎯᏳ ᎣᏏ ᏕᏣᏙᎥ. ᎦᏨ ᎮᎯ?
- ᎪᎳᏅᏱ ᎨᎢ.
- ᎤᏬᏚᎯᏳ ᎪᎳᏅᏱ.

Do Detsado'a?

- Hayoldatsv.
- Hayolda. Ihina?
- Osigwo. Do detsado'a?
- Tsani dagwado'a. Ihina?
- Ahwi agina dagwado'a.
- Udohiyu osi detsado'v. Gatsv hehi?
- Kolanvyi ge'i.
- Uwoduhiyu Kolanvyi.



Answer The Questions

1) ᏱᎬᏱᎢ ᎠᏍᎦᏯ ᎦᏙ ᏚᏙᎠ?
Yigvyi'i asgaya gado dudo'a?
2) ᏍᎩᎾᏍᎪ ᎠᏍᎦᏯ ᏔᎵᏁ ᎠᏍᎦᏯ ᏚᏙᎠ ᎣᏍᏓ ᎤᏰᎸ?
Sginasgo asgaya taline asgaya dudo'v osd uyelv?
3) ᏱᎬᏱᎢ ᎠᏍᎦᏯ ᎦᏨ ᎡᎯ?
Yigvyi'i asgaya gatsv ehi?


Vocabulary in the questions:
- yigvyi'i - first
- sgina asgaya - that man, the man just mentioned
- taline asgaya - the second man
- osd uyelv - he likes it.




Dialogue Translation

What's your name?

- How are you?
- I'm good. And you?
- I'm good. What's your name?
- My name is John. And how about you?
- My name is Young Deer.
- Really a nice name. Where do you live?
- I live in Big Cove.
- Big Cove is beautiful.



Answers

1) ᏣᏂ ᏚᏙᎠ.
John dudo'a.
2) ᎥᎥ, ᎣᏍᏓ ᎤᏰᎸ.
Vv, osd uyelv.
3) ᎪᎳᏅᏱ ᎡᎯ.
Kolanvyi ehi.