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Nawat language program

Grammar revision
Prepositions
Demonstrative pronouns
Adverbial phrases
Diminutives
Gender
Verb : wiz
Verb : yawi
Verb : neki + verb
Verb : yawi + verb

Prepositions
Information
Usually, the prepositions go before the noun.
Explanation
kaitan ne qawitpreposition + ne + noun (underneath the tree)
inakastanbeside
Examples
nemi tec ne apanit's near the river
nemi ipan ne tyupanit's to the left of the church
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Demonstrative pronouns
Information
The demonstrative pronouns are:
Explanation
inithis
unithat
yaha néthat one over there
Examples
nikneki iniI want this (one)
tikneki yaha néyou want that one (over there)
Note
There are other demonstrative pronouns, but these are the most common.
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Adverbial phrases
Information
Adverbial phrases go after the verb.
Explanation
ka nikan
ka néover there
Examples
nemi ka nikanit's over here
nemi ka néit's over there
Note
Note the accent on the word "né" to distinguish it from the word "ne" (the article).
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Diminutives
Information
The word "cin" is added at the end of a word to make it diminitive.
Explanation
tututcinnoun + "cin" (little bird)
mistuncinkitten
Examples
kalancin mututucin!your little bird is lovely!
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Gender
Information
If you wist to specifiy that something is female, you can use the word "siwat" before the verb.
Explanation
siwatmistunsiwat + noun (female cat)
siwatpelufemale dog
Examples
tumawak musiwatmistun!your female cat is fat!
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Verb : wiz
Information
"wis" means "to come".
(naha) metniwiz
(taha) mettiwiz
(yaha) mettiwiz
(tehemet) tiwizet
(anhemet) anwizet
(yehemet) tiwizet
Note
Note that the verb "wiz" is a little irregular.
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Verb : yawi
Information
"yawi" means "to go".
(naha) metniyaw
(taha) mettiyaw
(yaha) mettiyawi
(tehemet) tiyawit
(anhemet) anyawit
(yehemet) tiyawit
Note
Note that the verb "yawi" is a little irregular". Also, there are shortened forms. For example, sometimes "niyaw" becomes "niw" in conversation.
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Verb : neki + verb
Information
"neki" + "verb" means "to want to do something". Let's look at an example with "qa" (to eat) (in other words, to want to eat).
(naha) metnikneki niqa
(taha) mettikneki tiqa
(yaha) mettineki qa
(tehemet) tiknekit tiqat
(anhemet) ankineki anqat
(yehemet) tinekit qat
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Verb : yawi + verb
Information
"yawi" + "verb" means "to be going to do something". Let's look at an example with "qa" (to eat) (in other words, to be going to eat)
(naha) metniyaw niqa
(taha) mettiyaw tiqa
(yaha) mettiyawi qa
(tehemet) tiyawit tiqat
(anhemet) anyawit anqat
(yehemet) tiyawit qat
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