Exercises for Lesson Two

 

 

Exercise 2A

 

Translate the following into Arapaho, using the verb nii'i3ecoo- ‘happy’:

Example: You (more than one) are happy.
Answer: Nii'i3ecoonee.

 

1. I’m happy.  

 

2. She's happy.  

 

3. They're happy.  

 

4. You're happy.  

 

5. You and I are happy.  

 

6. We're happy.  

 

 

Exercise 2B

 

Describe yourself. Look in the Dictionary to find the words you need.

 

Exercise 2C

 

Describe one member of your family. Look in the Dictionary to find the words you need. Try to use simple, basic descriptions (‘he is tall, he is short, he is young, he is funny, he works at the school, he sings, he dances, etc).

 

Exercise 2D

 

Listen to the following words and try to mark the correct stress.

 

7. Beneeseineetinoo    I am shouting

 

8. Yonootieihi3i'   They are hiding

 

9. Tonousebeihi3i'   They are swimming

 

 

Exercise 2E

 

Using your knowledge of stressed vowels in Arapaho, mark stress on the following words.

 

10. Neniibein   You are singing

 

11. Tonooyeineet   S/he is screaming

 

12. Woo3onoheinoo   I am writing

 

13. Beniibi3ehini'   We are praying

 

14. Beebeeneihinee   You (plural) are beautiful

 

15. Sonooteihi3i'   They are dirty

 

 

Go on to Lesson Three