People Vocab

 

Let's learn to talk about one than one person at a time. Pay attention to the ending of each word, and try to remember how it is different than the word for the single person.

To talk about more than one of a person (rather than a thing), you add the ending -g. (Sometimes, the -g needs a vowel in front of it, making it -ug or -ig.) (When it comes after a -a or a -q, the ending is always -q, never -g.) And if the ending is added to -i or -u, those sounds come out as -i' and -u', as in gisigu'g.

Vocabulary Section 1
 

gisigu'g

old men

 
 

gisiguisgwaq

old women

 
 

ji'nmug

men

 
 

e'pijig

women

 
 

ji'nmji'jg

young men

 
 

e'pite'sg

young women

 
 

lpa'tujg

boys

 
 

e'pite'ji'jg

girls

 
 

mijua'ji'jg

young children, babies

 
 

qopisung

newborns