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Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Lesson 4
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Lesson 5
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Lesson 7
Lesson 8
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Lesson 9
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Lesson 11
Lesson 12
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Nawat language program

Lesson 2 naha wan nuiknew (My family and I)

naha wan nuiknew
My family and I
Key Language
tay tikciwa?What do you do?
Tay means what. Ciwa is the verb "to do". "ti" is the "you" part.

The "k" is added in when there is a "thing" involved. Don't worry about it too much for now, we will see more examples throughout the course.

naha nikciwa kumalI make kumals
naha is "I", "ni" is the "me" part and ciwa is "to do".

The "k" indicates that an object is involved.

naha nitekiti tik ne kohtanI work in the field
"tekiti" is the verb "to do", so "nitekiti" means "I work".

"tik" means in, "ne" means "the" and "kohtan" means field.

Note the pronunciation of the "h" in the word "kohtan".

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naha wan nuiknew
My family and I
Key Language
tikpia ikawan?Do you have brothers?
"pia" is the verb "to have", so "tikpia" means "you have" (again note the "k").

"ikawan" means "brothers/sisters"

kia, nikpia nawi ikawanYes, I've four brothers
"kia" is yes. "nikpia" means "I have".

"nawi" means four

keski tikpia?How many do you have?
"keski" means "how many?"

nikpia yeyI have three
"yey" means three

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naha wan nuiknew
My family and I
Key Language
nunan itukay ...My mother's name is ...
"nan" means "mother", so "nunan" is "my mother". "i" means "his or her", "tukay" is "name" so "itukay" is "her name".

nuteku itukay ... My father's name is ...
"teku" is "father" so "nuteku" is "my father".

nunoya My grandmother


nutatanoyMy grandfather


ume eltiwtwo (younger) sisters


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