Work/study

 

You now know enough that you can try to work out on your own the meanings of as many words as possible— by starting with the ones you already know.

One hint: who are we talking about when the same word has an -n on the end, and when it doesn't? It will help to think about 'what is your name' and 'my name is' phrases we've learned.

Another hint: etl- can be used to show the meaning 'doing', rather than 'did' or 'done'. It can also help emphasize that someone is in the process of doing something in a particular place.

Once you've worked out as much as you can on your own, try asking speakers and other learners for help, too!

Dialog 1
 

Tami tett etllugwen?

Where do you work?

 
 

Mu elugwew, etl-gina'masi.

I don't work, I'm a student [lit. 'I am studying/learning']

 
 

Goqwei etl-gina'masin?

What are you studying?

 
 

'Nnui'suti etl-gina'masi.

I am studying Mi'gmaq [lit. 'Native language'].