Word of the Day

Today we will look at the 2nd group of three verbs: ambodga-thirsty, bonwa-drink and pan-eat. As before we will use ni-I as the subject in the sentence.

There are two types of verbs-one that requires an object and one that does not require an object. A verb that requires an object is called Transitive. Want is a good example of the verb that requires an object. If you want to say that you want-you will say you want something. That something will be the object of the verb.

The first verb today is a good example of the 2nd type of verb. It does Not require an object. If you say: I am thirsty. The sentence is complete. You don’t need to add anything. When the verb does Not require a subject to make a complete sentence, it is called: Intransitive.

The sentence structure these sentences need is: Subject + object(if necessary)+ verb.

S + _________ + V. The blank is for the word you add.

How would you say : I am thirsty?

Well, you would use the verb ambodga and the pronoun ni. That is the sentence.

ni ambodga.

The next verb does not require an object-but it can be added to the sentence to clarify the situation. Some verbs are both. This is an example.

You can say: I am drinking and it is a sentence. You can also say: I am drinking water. How would you say: I am drinking water?


The last verb is: pan. It does Not require an object-but one can be added.

I am eating is a complete sentence. Or you can say: I am eating deer. How would you say those sentences?