Arapapo - Verbs - Commands

To give a command in Arapaho, you simply use the short form of the verb.
Any endings are dropped:

benii3hi-noo I’m eating
bii3hi eat!

 neeyi3-t he’s studying
neyi3 study!

 For TI verbs, -oo is added to the end:

nen’ooht-owoo I’m looking at it
n’ooht-oo look at it!

woo3onh-ow you’re writing it
wo3noh-oo write it!

 For TA verbs, the endings are as follows:

 

nen’oohow-n you’re looking at me

n’oohow- look at me!

 

ceeh’3ih-n you’re listening to me

ceh’3ih- listen to me!

ceeh’e3h-oot he’s listening to her

ceh’3ih-n listen to her!

 

If you want to tell someone not to do something, use ciibh-:

 

ciibh-bii3hi don’t eat!

ciibh-n’ooht-oo don’t look at it !

ciibh-ceh’3ih-n don’t listen to her!

 

Exercize: translate the following:

 1. Eat!
2. Drink!
3. Sleep!
4. Speak Arapaho!
5. See it!
6. Hit it!
7. Look at him!
8. Listen to me!
9. See her!
10. Write it!