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Lesson 10

Connectivity Words (1)

and = we

   The word "and" used in English for connectivity e.g he and she 
   is translated as " we " in tigre. 

Example 10.1:

       ana we Huyie msl giesna      I and my brother went together
       hta we htu Aqbelew           she and he returned ( back)
       ibalaEna we isetena          we did not eat and drink.

 Note that the 'i (Lesson 9) which means "not" and expresses the 
       negative appears in English only once in the sentence, but in Tigre
       it should proceed each verb e.g. ibalaEna we isetena

Example 10.2:
       jemal we   abuhu      we emu         we  Htu        msl      
       Jemal and  his father and his mother and his sister  together

       et Hate           biet  nebro
       in one(the same)  house they live

       [ Jemal, his father, his mother and his sister live together in the 
         same house]

       The connectivity word "we" does not appear only once as in English 
       but with every one of the nouns.

Example 10.3:

       ertrya  we etyobiya we sudan we jebuti agwar ten. 
       Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti are neighbors.

       Abi we n'ush msl ferHa      Old and young rejoiced together.

       kelb we dmu kl'ot gelgelay ma fetech Alew 
       dog and cat two friends    or pals they were 
       [The dog and the cat were two friends.]

       Heshil we Hermaz     msl      talew 
       fox    and elephant together  they travelled.
   We have learned the following new words
        msl       together
        setena    we drank
        belaEna   we ate
        Hate      one, the same
        agwar     neighbors
        ferHa     rejoiced
        gelgelay  friend
        fetech    pals, close friends
        Heshil    fox
        Hermaz    elephant
End of Lesson 10
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