Lesson Eight – Athid, Sha, Thad And The Dragon Are In The Bar


Vocabulary

yod eat
rilin drink
rilinehoth bar
ana food
lalom sing
lom song
bezh they [2 to 5]
webe beer
 
wáa an evidential, meaning “The reason I claim that what I’m saying is true is because I trust the source for my information.”

Sentences

1. Bíi ril Athid i Sha i Thad rilinehotheha wáa.

“Athid and Sha and Thad are in the bar.”

2. Bíi ril óowamid rilinehotheha wáa.

“The dragon is in the bar.”

3. Bíi ril merilin bezh webeth wáa.

“They are drinking beer.”

4. Bíi ril meyod bezh anath wáa.

“They are eating food.”

5. Bíi ril melalom bezh lometh wáa.

“They are singing songs.”

Láadan Grammar Facts

  1. The pronoun “be” (“he, she, it”) refers to just one individual or item. To make it plural, you add either “-zh,” for two to five, or “-n,” for more than five.

Pattern Practice

Complete the following sentences by adding the appropriate ending to the Láadan word that follows the sentence.

Example:

Bíi ril merilin bezh webeth wáa.

“They are drinking beer.”

1. Bíi ril merilin bezh _________ wáa. [juice; juice — éeb]

2. Bíi ril merilin bezh _________ wáa. [lal; milk — lal]

3. Bíi ril merilin bezh _________ wáa. [tea; tea — zhu]

4. Bíi ril merilin bezh _________ wáa. [water; water — ili]


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