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Lesson 13


      1.  An adjective is added to qualify a noun, and is placed
          after the noun. 

Example 13.1:

              esit senet   a good woman
              enas seni    a good man

      2. As we saw from the above example, the adjectives are gender
         specific, and will have a masculine and a feminine form, as in
         the above example.
                senet   (f)
                seni    (m)

Let us see a few other examples.

Example 13.2:  

              may Sruy          clear ( clean ) water
              may brud          cold water
              may Hfun          hot water
              nebra TEm         tasty food
              lbas bluy         old cloth
              Ad reym           a distant ( far away ) village
              Hakm Adl          a just judge ( governor )
              Hakm zalm         an unjust judge ( governor )
              enas dbur         a poor man
              enas Hawan        a feeble man
              enas fedab        a wise man  ( of strong character)
              esit fedabit      a wise women( "    "      "      )
              welet reyam       a tall girl
              enas Hachir       a short man

     3. The definite article " le " is attached to the noun and not the

Example 13.3:

         le may brud =  lemay brud = the cold water
         le esit fedabit = le'sit fedabit = the wise woman


     In this lesson we have learned the following new words:

      may        water
      Sruy       clean
      brud       cold
      Hfun       hot
      TUm        tasty ( m )
      TEm        tasty ( f )
      Ad         village
      Hakm       judge, governor
      Adl        just
      zalm       unjust
      dbur       poor
      Hawan      feeble
      fedab      wise
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