The "A" class verb 'Eat'

'eat a lump object' in present tense

Root verb -gi-

ᏥᎩᎠ tsi-gi-a I am eating a lump object.

ᎯᎩᎠ hi-gi-a you are eating a lump object.

ᎠᎩᎠ a-gi-a he/she/it is eating a lump object.

ᎢᏂᎩᎠ ini-gi-a the two of us (including you) are eating a lump object.

ᏍᏗᎩᎠ sdi-gi-a you two are eating a lump object.

ᎣᏍᏗᎩᎠ osdi-gi-a the two of us (not including you) are eating a lump object.

ᎢᏗᎩᎠ idi-gi-a we all (including you) are eating a lump object.

ᎣᏥᎩᎠ otsi-gi-a we all (not including you) are eating a lump object.

ᎢᏥᎩᎠ itsi-gi-a you all are eating a lump object.

ᎠᏂᎩᎠ ani-gi-a they are eating a lump object.



Practice Sentences

1. ᏚᏯ ᎦᏚ ᎠᎩᎠ ᎠᏧᏣ. tuya gadu agi'a atsutsa.
The boy is eating bean bread.

2. ᎡᏆ ᎢᏤ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᏒᎦᏔ ᏥᎩᎠ. egwa itseyusdi svgata tsigi'a.
I am eating a big green apple.

3. ᎦᏚᏍᎪ ᎯᎩᎠ? gadusgo higi'a?
Are you eating bread?

4. Ꮩ ᏳᏍᏗ ᎠᎩᎠ ᎩᎵ? do yusdi agi'a gili?
What is the dog eating?

5. ᏄᎾ ᎦᏓᏫᏕᎾ ᎣᏥᎩᎠ. nun gadawidena otsigi'a.
We (not you) are all eating mashed potatoes.


Vocabulary

ᏚᏯ ᎦᏚ - tuya gadu - bean bread
ᎢᏤᏳᏍᏗ, ᎢᏤ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ - itseyusdi - green
ᏒᎦᏔ - sv(ga)ta - an apple
ᏄᎾ ᎦᏓᏫᏕᎾ - nun gadawidena - mashed potatoes


'ingest, eat (whole) something living'

Root verb -(y)ahye-

ᏥᏯᏰᎠ tsi-ya'ye-a I am eating something living.

ᎯᏯᏰᎠ hi-yahye-a you are eating something living.

ᎦᏰᎠ g-ahye-a he/she/it has something living.

ᎢᏂᏯᏰᎠ ini-yahye-a the two of us (including you) are eating something living.

ᏍᏗᏯᏰᎠ sdi-yahye-a you two are eating something living.

ᎣᏍᏗᏯᏰᎠ osdi-yahye-a the two of us (not including you) are eating something living.

ᎢᏗᏯᏰᎠ idi-yahye-a we all (including you) are eating something living.

ᎣᏥᏯᏰᎠ otsi-yahye-a we all (not including you) are eating something living.

ᎢᏥᏯᏰᎠ itsi-yahye-a you all are eating something living.

ᎠᏂᏰᎠ ani-hye-a they are eating something living.


Practice Sentences

1. ᏪᏌ ᏥᏍᏆᏯ ᎦᏰᎠ. wesa tsisgwaya gahye'a.
The cat is eating a (whole) sparrow.

2. ᏥᏍᏆ ᏕᎦᏰᎠ ᏥᏍᎪᏯ. tsisgwa degahye'a tsisgoya.
The bird is eating bugs.

3. ᏩᏯᏍ ᏥᏔᎦ ᏓᏂᏰᎠ wahyas tsitaga danihye'a?
Do wolves eat (whole) chickens?


Vocabulary

ᏥᏍᏆᏯ - tsisgwaya - sparrow
ᏥᏍᏆ - tsisgwa - bird
ᏥᏍᎪᏯ - tsisgoya - bug
ᏥᏔᎦ - tsitaga - chicken


'eat something flexible'

Root verb -aye-

ᏥᏰᎠ tsi-'ye-a I am eating something flexible.

ᎯᏰᎠ hi-ye-a you are eating something flexible.

ᎦᏰᎠ g-aye-a he/she/it has something flexible.

ᎢᏂᏰᎠ ini-ye-a the two of us (including you) are eating something flexible.

ᏍᏗᏰᎠ sdi-ye-a you two are eating something flexible.

ᎣᏍᏗᏰᎠ osdi-ye-a the two of us (not including you) are eating something flexible.

ᎢᏗᏰᎠ idi-ye-a we all (including you) are eating something flexible.

ᎣᏥᏰᎠ otsi-ye-a we all (not including you) are eating something flexible.

ᎢᏥᏰᎠ itsi-ye-a you all are eating something flexible.

ᎠᏂᏰᎠ ani-ye-a they are eating something flexible.


Practice Sentences

1. ᎦᏙ ᎦᏰᎠ ᏥᏍᏚ? gado gaye'a tsisdu?
What is the rabbit eating?

2. ᎦᏚ ᎭᏫᏯ ᎠᎵᏍᏗᎵᏔᏅ ᎣᏥᏰᎠ. gadu hawiya a(li)sdi(li)tanv otsiye'a.
We (not you) are eating pizza.

3. ᎪᏪᎵᏍᎪ ᎦᏰᎠ ᎩᎵ? gohwelisgo gaye'a gili?
Is the dog eating paper?

4. ᎠᏇᏅᏒᏱ ᏗᎦᏒᏍᏔᏅ ᏏᏆ ᎭᏫᏯ ᏥᏰᎠ. Agwenvsvyi diksvstanv sigwa hawiya tsi'ye'a.
I am eating bacon at [my] home.


Vocabulary

ᏥᏍᏚ - tsisdu - a rabbit
ᎦᏚ ᎭᏫᏯ ᎠᎵᏍᏗᎵᏔᏅ - gadu hawiya a(li)sdi(li)tanv - pizza
ᎪᏪᎵ - gohweli - paper
ᎠᏇᏅᏒᏱ - agwenvsvyi - my home
ᏗᎦᏒᏍᏔᏅ ᏏᏆ ᎭᏫᏯ - diksvstanv sigwa hawiya - bacon


'eat something long and rigid' in present tense.

Root verb -sdigi-

ᏥᏍᏗᎩᎠ tsi-sdigi-a I am eating something long.

ᎯᏍᏗᎩᎠ hi-sdigi-a you are eating something long.

ᎠᏍᏗᎩᎠ a-sdigi-a he/she/it has something long.

ᎢᏂᏍᏗᎩᎠ ini-sdigi-a the two of us (including you) are eating something long.

ᏍᏗᏍᏗᎩᎠ sdi-sdigi-a you two are eating something long.

ᎣᏍᏗᏍᏗᎩᎠ osdi-sdigi-a the two of us (not including you) are eating something long.

ᎢᏗᏍᏗᎩᎠ idi-sdigi-a we all (including you) are eating something long.

ᎣᏥᏍᏗᎩᎠ otsi-sdigi-a we all (not including you) are eating something long.

ᎢᏥᏍᏗᎩᎠ itsi-sdigi-a you all are eating something long.

ᎠᏂᏍᏗᎩᎠ ani-sdigi-a they are eating something long.


Practice Sentences

1. ᏙᏯ ᎤᏍᏗ ᎤᏩᏂᎦᎸ ᎠᏍᏗᎩᎠ doya usdi uwanigalv asdigi'a.
The beaver is eating a [tree] branch.

2. ᏳᏓᎭᎢ ᏗᏂᏲᏟ ᏗᎪᏪᎶᏗ ᏓᏂᏍᏗᎩᎠ. yudaha'i diniyotli digohwelodi danisdigi'a.
Sometimes children eat pencils.

3. ᏏᏆ ᎭᏫᏯ ᎠᏍᏙᏗ ᎣᏍᏗᏍᎩᎠ. sigwa hawiya asdodi osdisdigi'a.
The two of us (not you) are eating pork sausage (links).


Vocabulary

ᏙᏯ - doya - a beaver
ᎤᏍᏗ ᎤᏩᏂᎦᎸ - usdi uwanigalv - a [tree] branch
ᏳᏓᎭᎢ - yudaha'i - sometimes
ᏗᏂᏲᏟ - diniyotli - children
ᏗᎪᏪᎶᏗ - digohwelodi - pencil
ᏏᏆ ᎭᏫᏯ ᎠᏍᏙᏗ - sigwa hawiya asdodi - pork sausage


'eat something liquid'

See: "drink"


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