How old are you?

 

In this lesson, as you learn how to say how old you are, notice one thing: the word you might expect for 'ten' has been replaced with an older one with the same meaning.

Keep an eye out for this older word: you will see it pop up in a few other places in Mi'gmaq.

Vocabulary Section 1
 

Ta'si-puna'n?

How old are you?

 
 

Newti-puna'i.

I am one. (year old)

 
 

Tapui-puna'i.

I am two. (years old)

 
 

Ne'si-puna'i.

I am three. (years old)

 
 

Ta'si-puna'n?

How old are you?

 
 

Newi-puna'i.

I am four

 
 

Nani-puna'i.

I am five

 
 

Asugom te'si-puna'i.

I am six.

 
 

Ta'si-puna'n?

How old are you?

 
 

Lluigneg te'si-puna'i.

I am seven.

 
 

Ugumuljin te'si-puna'i.

I am eight.

 
 

Pesgunateg te'si-puna'i.

I am nine.

 
 

Ta'si-puna'n?

How old are you?

 
 

Metla'si-puna'i.

I am ten.

 
 

Metla'si-puna'i jel newt.

I am eleven. (ten + one)

 
 

Metla'si-puna'i jel ta'pu.

I am twelve.

 
 

Ta'si-puna'n?

How old are you?

 
 

Tapuisgegi-puna'i.

I am twenty.

 
 

Tapuisgegi-puna'i jel newt.

I am twenty-one.

 
 

Ta'si-puna'n?

How old are you?

 
 

Ne'sisgegi-puna'i jel ne'w.

I am thirty-four.

 
 

Newisgegi-puna'i.

I am forty.

 
 

Ta'si-puna'n?

How old are you?

 
 

Asugom te'sisgegi-puna'i jel si'st.

I am sixty-three.

 
 

Ugumuljin te'sisgegi-puna'i jel newt.

I am eighty-one.