Lesson Twelve - Part Two


You may have already noticed that the final part of all of the verbs above is -n, and that they all mean ‘I did it to you’ or ‘we did it to you.’ So you've probably guessed that the final -n is the part that means ‘you’ based on the AI verb suffixes. You’re correct about that.

So, thinking about this, you could predict that the way to say ‘I did (something) to you(pl)’ would be -e3enee, and the way to say ‘we did (something) to you(pl)’ would be -eenee. Wohei, you’re right!


Play  Nonoohob-e3énee I see you(pl)
Play  Nonoohób-éénee We see you(pl)
Play  Ceneitoon-e3énee I’m visiting you(pl)
Play  Ceneitóón-éénee We’re visiting you(pl)
(Pay attention to the accents: they always work the same way on all verbs)


So at this point, you can figure out that the -e3e- part of the suffix must mean I’m doing it, and the -ee- means we’re doing it. Right again! Now you can see how the suffixes work for Arapaho when there are two people involved.



Exercises for Lesson Twelve