Word of the Day

Today we will finish up with the verb suffixes. I thought it best to provide examples of the use of suffixes.

1. -iya=doing the action for another person

example: uccayiya=splitting wood for someone else

2. -is=turns a verb into a noun

The noun can be either the person who does the action of the verb or the action of the verb.

example: genis=traveler or the journey

3. -as turns a verb into a noun. The action of the verb + ing.

   example: hoccna + -as =hoccnas=the act of running

4. -otkis=the tool or instrument used to make the action of the verb happen.

example: sle-a + otkis=sleotkis=something to see with: glasses, microscope, telescope….

5. -ola=used to indicate that the action is complete

  example: qdoca + ola=qdocola finished raining

6. -bli=the action is done again or goes back

example: snoka + bli=snokabli=takes back

7. -tampka=modoc suffix that means to begin/start an action

    example: qdoca + tampka=qdocatampka=began to rain

8. -yega=Klamath suffix that means to begin an action

    example: qdoca + yega=qdocayega=began to rain

9. -wa=the action occurs in water

example: tgelga + wa=tgelgawa=to stand in water

10. -amna=around, in the vicinity

    example: gi + amna=giamna=to be around

Now, take a sentence and make as many different suffixes as you can.

dwa i sanauli _________ + a verb + plus a suffix. It is also possible to add a Time Element word to your sentence.

mbosant dwa  i sanauli pan?