Lesson 2
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Lesson 2

Pronouns (contd.)

        This is a continuation of Lesson 1, so to refresh your
	memory you might need to go back and read Lesson 1. 

        Now let us use the personal pronouns and the auxiliary verb to be 
        learned in lesson 1 in a few sentences:  

Example 2.1:

        ana   Abi   ana         
         I    big   am                                       
         I am old/big      

Note:  Abi could mean older in age or big in size or higher in rank. 

        enta Abi enta      You (m) are old (big)
        enti Abay enti     You (f) are old (big)  

Note: The adjective here takes the feminine gender for the second 
       example. So adjectives are gender specific:

Example 2.2:       Abi vs Abay 

        ana Abi ana         I am old  ( big)
        htu Abi  tu         He is old ( big)
        hta Abay ta         She is old (big)
        htom Abayie tom     They (m) are old     
        hten Abayie ten     they (f) are old

        Abayie : plural to Abi.

Note that the subject is inherent in the verb to be , so the pronoun 
      could be dropped with out causing any confusion , e.g.

        htu Abi tu  -------->    Abi tu
        hta Abay ta -------->    Abay ta
        hten Abayie ten------>   Abayie ten
        htom Abayie tom ----->   Abayie tom

        Other examples : 

Example 2.3:

        hta reyam ta  --------->   reyam ta        she is tall
        htu Hachir tu --------->   Hachir tu       he is short

Note also the adjective is gender specific.

        reyam   (f)     tall  (for she) 
        reym    (m)     tall  (for he )

        reym also indicates distance.  mdr reym ----->  far land. 

        Now we have learned the following new words

        Arf	     	rest (verb)
        Erf     		rest (noun)
        ab      		father
        gesew   		went, they
        male    		yesterday 
        ako     		after
        Abi     		big
        reyam   		tall(f)
        reym    		tall (m)
        Hachir  		short (m)
        Hachar  		short (f)
                              End of Lesson 2
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