Lesson 25: What do you see? What does he see?

ke'kwa'n (ka'-)wa'pahtaman
'What do you see?', 'What did you (just now) see?'
ke'kwa'n ka'-(ki'-)wa'pahtaman ota'hkosi'hk
'What did you see yesterday?'
ke'kwa'n~iw (ka'-)wa'pahtahk
'What does he see?'
ke'kwa'na (ka'-)wa'pahtahk
'What (plural) does he see?', 'What all does he see?'
ke'kwa'n~iw (ka'-)wa'pahtahkik anikik atimwak
'What do those doges see?'
ke'kwa'n ke'-wa'pahtama'n
'What will I see?'

ke'kwa'n (ka'-)pe'htaman
'What do you hear?'
ke'kwa'n~iw (ka'-)pe'htahk ana atim
'What does that dog hear?'
ke'kwa'n~iw (ka'-)pe'htahkik anikik atimwak
'What do those dogs hear?'

kiske'n~(ih)ta - know It

n(i)kiske'n~(ih)te'n
'I know.', 'I know it.'
kikiske'n~ihte'n na
'Do you know (it)?'
kiske'n~(ih)tam
'He knows (it).'
kiske'n~(ih)tamwak na
'Do they know (it)?'

wapahta - See It

niwa'pahte'n wa'skahikan
'I see a house.'
wa'skahikan niwa'pahte'n
'I see a house.'
niwa'pahte'n wa'skahikana
'I see (some) houses.'
mihce't wa'skahikana niwa'pahte'n
'I see a lot of houses.'
a'tiht piko niwa'pahte'n wa'skahikana
'I see just a few houses.' (many people say poko rather than piko.)
niwa'pahte'n
'I see it or them (inanimate).'
ci'ma'n niwa'pahte'n
'I see a boat.'
nisto ci'mana niwa'pahte'n
'I see three boats.'

ci'ma'n(i)n~iw wa'pahtam
'He sees a boat.'
wa'pahtam ci'ma'n(i)n~iw
'He sees a boat.'
pe'yak ci'ma'n(i)n~iw wa'pahtam
'He sees one boat.'
nisto ci'ma'na wa'pahtam
'He sees three boats.'
wa'pahtam
'He sees it or them (inanimate).'

pehta - Hear It

ke'kwa'n n(i)pe'hte'n
'I hear something.'
kipe'hte'n na
'Do you hear it or them (inanimate)?'
ke'ya'pic na kipe'hte'n
'Do you still hear it or them (inanimate)?'
pe'htam ke'kwa'n~iw
'He hears something.'
ke'kwa'n~iw pe'htam
'He hears something.'
pe'htam
'He hears it.'
ke'kwa'n~iw pe'htamwak
'They hear something.'
pe'htamwak.
'They hear it.'

miska - Find It

awa na'pe'w ota'n(i)sa ki'-miskamin~iwa ke'kwa'n
'This man's daughter found something.'
awa na'pe'w ke'kwa'n ki'-miskamin~iwa ota'n(i)sa
'This man's daughter found something.'
mwac ke'kwa'n~iw ohci-miskam
'He didn't find anything.', 'He found nothing.'
m(i)ki'-miske'n
'I found it.'

New Words

Nouns:

ke'kwa'n
'something, a thing'
ke'kwa'na
'things'

Verbs:

miska
'find it'
pe'hta
'hear it'
wa'pahta
'see it'

Adverbs:

piko
'just, merely' (often pronounced poko)

Old Words

kiske'n~(ih)ta
'know (it)'
mihce't
'many, a lot of (a number)'
a'tiht
'a few'

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