Of course, for you to do this exercise, it would be easier if I actually showed you how to do it.
Every verb in Klamath can make at least three nouns. Surprise! The nouns are made with suffixes!
That probably wasn’t a surprise. But the nouns are really very easy to make.
I refer to them as: 1st noun, 2nd noun and 3rd noun.
The 1st noun is made with the suffix -is. Drop the final “a” of the verb and add the suffix -is. This makes a noun that mostly refers to the person doing the action of the verb.
gena + -is = genis-the person who goes. Sometimes you will have to use a clause with a relative pronoun in it kike this. However, there is an English word for this. The person who goes is” a traveler.
hot genis gi. He is a traveler.
The 2nd noun is made with the suffix: -as. The meaning of this noun is : the verb + the suffix -ing.
genas is going, travelling
ni genas dicewa. I enjoy travelling.
The 3rd noun is made with the suffix: -otkis. It refers to the tool or instrunebt that helps to do the action of the verb.
genotkis is the 3rd noun. It is the instrument or tool used in going, travelling.
A car is a good meaning for genotkis. But also: skate board, roller skates, bicycle,….
can be expressed by this noun.