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Nubbi boddu - Second lesson

Posted: 2005-12-03, 14:58
by Jonne
Nubbi boddu - Second lesson

- Mii du namma lea?
- Mu namma lea Iŋgá
- Mu namma lea Pekka

Máret: Gii bo boahtá?
Máhtte: Na Pekka.
Pekka: Buore beaivvi.
Máret: Ipmel atti. Mii gullo?
Pekka: Giitu buorre. Gii do boahtá de?
Máret: Na Iŋgá. Dat lea mu nieida.

Sánit:
Sánit [saaniht] - Words
Mii [mij] - What
Du [tuu] - Your
Namma - Name
Lea [lea] - Is
Mu [muu] - My, mine
Gii [kij] - How
Do [too] - there
Na - Well (As when starting a sentence)
Mii gullo? [mij kullo] = How are you?
Giitu buorre [kij^htuu puorre] = Good thanks
Nieida [niej^ta]
Mun - I
Don [ton] - You


Verb "to be"

You conjugate verbs in persons and tenses.
Now learn the present tense of "to be".

Leat - To be

I am - (Mun) lean
You are - (Don) Leat
S/he/It is - Son lea

Personal pronouns are often ignored, since you can see the actor from the verb.

Mun lean or lean
Don lean or leat
Son lea or lea


Biila lea stuoris - Car is big
Máret lea olgun - Máret is outside
Mun lean stuoris - I am big

Cases

There are six cases in Sámi. First you're gonna learn is nominative. It's the basic form of a word which you'll always learn first.

Bargobihtát - Exercises

1. Translate and read the text aloud.
2. Write lean, leat or lea.
a) Buore beaivi. Mun ... Juvvá.
b) Ipmel atti. Mu namma ... Máret.
c) Na gii dongis ... ?
d) Mun ... Joavnna.
3. Answer these questions.
a) Mii du namma lea?
b) Mii dat lea?
c) Mii do lea?
d) Gii don leat?

Posted: 2005-12-09, 14:10
by E}{pugnator
what does 'bo' mean in "Gii bo boahtá?"

Posted: 2005-12-09, 16:15
by Jonne
Hmm it was meant to be "do" :oops:

Posted: 2007-02-05, 9:26
by nighean-neonach
I've noticed that this lesson is not complete, or it might be from an older version of the book. My version (Norwegian edition, 1992) has the following text:

Mu namma lea Máhtte.
Mu namma lea Iŋgá.
Mu namma lea Pekka.

Gii do boahtá?
Na Pekka.

Buore beaivvi.
Ipmel atti.
Bures
Bures

Bures.
Dá lea mu eamit, Iŋgá.
Bures

Mo manná?
Bures dat manná.
Dá lea mu nieida.

Mii du namma lea?
Mu namma lea Máret.

Gii do lea?
Dat lea Biera.

Don leat vissa Joavnna?
Juo, mun lean Joavnna.
Bures
Bures bures.

Gii don gis leat?
Mun lean Biret-Elle.
Já, Biret-Elle don leat.


You really have to imagine lots of drawings with people saying hello to each other, speech bubbles etc. It all looks a bit stupid with text only ;)

Posted: 2007-02-05, 13:58
by gothwolf
nighean-neonach wrote:You really have to imagine lots of drawings with people saying hello to each other, speech bubbles etc. It all looks a bit stupid with text only ;)


It's not such a big problem ;) The point is to learn it :lol:

Posted: 2007-02-05, 15:42
by nighean-neonach
Well, I do think that some people learn a lot through pictures and imagination.

Posted: 2007-02-05, 16:36
by Steisi
IMO the pictures don't help, they're far too vague (in the exercises) but it's nice having a language book that takes things so slow and steady, reminds me of primary school :D