Answer Key

Lesson 1

  • “Ki” is yes. “Su” is no.
  • “Giku” is song.

Lesson 2

  • “-te” means well or good.
  • “Unyasra” means “I feel kindly.”

Lesson 3

  • “Thylsha” is westwards and “thylku” is the west.
  • “Dugirivo” means “you will sing.”
  • “-kit” means small or little. “A small town” is “kholkukit.”

Lesson 4

  • “Sag” is the word for “to” as in “to you.” “a-” is the modifier for “belonging to.”
  • 13 is “adov yf.”
  • Singer is “gisho.” Recipient is “lomsug.”

Lesson 5

  • Greet a stranger with “jodh yidh” and a friend with “lih shehth.”
  • “Hychkukihn zyrivut” is “the storm had gone.” “Hychkukihn zyrivo” is “the storm will go.”
  • “Nog shiksha dunadriles.” [commanding/nog] [up/shik][wards/sha] [you/du][look/nad][verb/ri][quick/les]

Quiz: Lessons 1-5

  1. 235 is adim yfov ul. [one][two-hundred] [three][tens] [five]
  2. I am: unhuri. You (singular) are: duhuri. You (plural) are: rhihuri. It is: kuh-huri. They are: fuhuri. (Optional answers: He is: kuhchuhuri. She is: kuh-amhuri.)
  3. Kuh-amhuriky. [it/kuh][female/am][is/hu][verb/ri][forever/ky]
  4. Unsynora. [I/un][sy/very][no/bad][feel/ra]
  5. As a human to a tahori, you would be respectful and use “jodh yidh.”
  6. 720 is eshehz aduv. [seven][hundreds] [one][twenty]
  7. Zinen unshehthrivo. [this/zi][person/nen] [I/un][welcome/shehth][verb/ri][future tense/vo]
  8. A tahori asking “how are you” is seeking to ascertain the purpose of the conversation, not the other person’s current mood or well-being. Correct response: “Unvykri.” (“I am lost.”) Incorrect response: “Untera.” (“I feel fine.”)
  9. Unku dugodri Ty. [me] [you][name/label/call] Ty. This puts the other person first, what the other person does second, and then the speaker last.
  10. Get creative!

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