CHAPTER TWO: Lesson 3
Task One: Eating
a.) Yeda en-tse-dzi (What are you eating?).
b.) E·ghe·ze es-tsets (eggs, I am eating).
Task Two: Eating continued
a.) es·chi·me en-tsets (My son you-eat!).
b.) es-tu’e en-tsets (My daughter you-eat!).
c.) es-tsets (I’m eating).
d.) Soga es-tsēt (Well/good, I ate).
Task Three: Possessives
In Tałtan we have three possessives. Possessives are syllables added to words to signify the ‘his/hers’, ‘yours’ and ‘mine’ concept. So far we have utilized two.
a.) es- is the 1st person possessive and it makes it mine, or me - es- bede (my-food) and es-tsets (I’m eating).
b.) en- is the 2nd person possessive and it makes it yours - en- bede (my-food) and en-tsets (you eating).
c.) me- is the 3rd person possessive and it makes it his/hers – me-bede (his/her-food) and me-tsets (she/she eating).
Learn these phrases and sentences and then practice the individual parts with a partner. Make arrangements with a fellow student and practice the conversation by switching roles.