Plan: July 9 - July 23
My notes about some expressions in this chapter, and the book in general.
Asta Sêyemîn - the 3rd level
ast - level, -a is the construct state ending for feminine nouns
sê - three
(y)emîn - used to produce ordinal numbers from cardinal
The chapter is divided into 5 sections. Names of the sections:Xwenasandin
xwe - reflexive pronoun (similar to German sich
and Russian свой
-- and probably a cognate with them)
nasandin - comes from nasîn (to know)
-în - an infinitive ending. All verbs with this ending are regular.
Replacing -în with -andin produces the causative of the verb.
nasandin - to make know; to introduce
xwenasandin - introducing yourselfCînavk û qertaf
cînavk - pronoun
qertaf - affix
This chapter revises the personal pronouns and the copula affixes in the present tense.Veqetandek
veqetandek - izafe markerHeye/Hene
heye/hene - there is/there areTewang
tewang - declension
As we see from the section names, this chapter should remind (or teach) us the noun morphology.
Vijay, what would you like to do with this chapter? Perhaps translating the texts? Or doing the exercises? It's old material for me so I don't need to stay on it for too long. For the subsequent chapters I'm planning to create Excel sheets with new words (perhaps I'll later export them into Anki), and maybe doing some of the exercises.
Also, make sure that for every musical exercise you find and listen to the song in the exercise. Kurdish songs are so awesome!
For example, in the "Cînavk û qertaf" section:
Here's the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGDhDBHqY_4