We will be adding a couple suffixes to the months of the year.
These suffixes are -dat and -tga.
-dat the suffix -dat adds the meaning of “in.”
-tga the suffix -tga adds the meaning of “during.”
The suffix -dat is used to talk about an action that happens a few times-preferably once.
The suffix -tga is used to talk about an action that happens many times during the month you are talking about.
When using the suffix -dat, you need to be aware of the possible changes that can take place=the “d” of -dat can change.
The “d” of -dat will remain a “d” when it occurs before a “k”, an “s” and an “a.” Every other time it changes.
In tgopo, the “d” becomes an “w.”
tgopowwat-here the double consonant plus -at tells you that the change is -dat. This means: In January.
tgopowatga means: During January.
Let’s use these in sentences.
tgopo=January lapni tgopo=June
spelwish=February lapni spelwish=July
datglamni=March ndanni tgopo=August
shinaktis=April ndanni spelwish=September
kapca=May lapni datglamni=October
Think of something that happens in each month. Write it down in English and make it a Klamath sentence.
Now think of some things that happen throughout each month. Write it down in English and make it a Klamath sentence.
Writing it down really helps to remember the process.