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Chapter 2 - Using verb endings - videos
  Chapter 2 introduces the building blocks of Kawaiisu verbs that combine to make complex meanings:  roots, which are the heart of any word’s meaning, and suffixes. Suffixes are pieces you add to the end of roots to slightly change the meaning like when or how something is happening or who is doing it.

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YouTube Grammar Lesson by
Dr. Jocelyn Ahlers
Chapter 2 - Using verb endings

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Directions for the Verb Videos with
Luther Girado, Lucille Hicks, and Justin Spence

Watch the 4 verb videos in order.

Part 1 - Just watch the activities and listen to the different forms of the verbs.

Part 2 - Watch the activities and listen to the verbs – the focus at this point is on “‑vaa.”

Part 3 - Watch the video. Before each activity, pause the video and say what the actor is going to do. The sentence will then show on the screen.

Part 4 - Watch the video. This time, before each activity, pause the video with the question “Hin inivaad shi’in” on screen. Try to answer.

Activity after the video: Using a calendar as a visual aid, show the difference between ‘today’ (uuv) and ‘tomorrow’ (te’ekas). Students can then work in pairs to come up with 5 things they’re going to do tomorrow. They can ask each other “Hin inivaad im te’ekas?” and respond using the verbs from the lesson (or others that they know).


Part 3


Part 4