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Lesson 15 - What Are You Doing?


Aaniin ezhichigeyan? - What are you doing?
Aaniin endoodaman? - What are you doing?
Wegonen endoodaman? - What are you doing?
Nimbimose - I am walking.
Nimbimibatoo - I am running.
Ningiigid - I am talking.
Ninagam - I am singing.
Niwiisin - I am eating.
Gibimose na? - Are you walking?
Gibimibatoo na? - Are you running?
Ginagam na? - Are you singing?
Gigii-giigid na? - Did you speak?
Geyaabi na giwiisin? - Are you still eating?
Gaawiin niwiisinisii - I am not eating.
Aaniin gaa-izhichigeyan bijiinaago? - What did you do yesterday?
Aaniin gaa-doodaman bijiinaago? - What did you do yesterday?
Wegonen gaa-doodaman bijiinaago? - What did you do yesterday?
Ningii-nibaa - I slept.
Ningii-anokii - I worked.
Niwii-nibaa - I am going to sleep.
Gaawiin ningii-nibaasii dibikong - I didn't slept last night.
Gii-nibaa na gigozis? - Did you son sleep?
Gaawiin gii-nibaasii - He didn't sleep.

New Words:

izhichige - he does something
doodam - he does something
bimose - he walks
bimibatoo - he runs (by) (bimi-, passing by)
nagamo - he sings
giigido - he talks
nibaa - he sleeps


Both izhichge and doodam are used speaking about doing something. There is no difference in meaning between them.

Verbs, ending in a consonant (e.g.: doodam) take a little bit different suffixes in conjunct forms.
Suffix -an is added to them for 'you' instead of -yan:

gidizhichige - ezhichigeyan
gidoodam - endoodaman

The word doodam (as well as some other words starting with dan-, das-, dash-, etc) also prefixes en- as an initial element. But only if there are no other prefixes (tense prefixes or preverbs):

wegonen endoodaman? - what are you doing?
wegonen gaa-doodaman? - what did you do?


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