Word of the Day

dic mbosant nanokens!

(Good morning everyone!)

gen waytas lobini gi.

(Today is Monday.)

 

I hope everyone had an enjoyable and safe 4th of July! Today we will see why we need a “demonstration ” sentence. The demonstration sentence is a useful way of seeing and understanding new elements in our learning of the Klamath Language. It demonstrates how a new element fits into our sentence and makes it easier to understand.

For example: we are going to learn the verbal suffix -t.

My demonstration sentence is: ni yayna sle-a. I see the mountain. You can see that the verbal suffix is placed onto the end of the verb and changes the meaning of the sentence to: I can see the mountain.

 

The Klamath Language is a language of suffixes. There are many suffixes we will learn and it helps to have a simple tool like this to make it easier to see the changes we need to learn. There are noun suffixes as well as verbal suffixes, but we will learn them slowly. Today’s suffix if the -t suffix. It describes a situation where the verb is expressing ability or permission. This suffix can be put onto your demonstration sentence and you will see the change that takes place. We will be using the demonstration sentence in this way many times.