Introduction to Nahuatl: Lesson 3

So now that we know how to use instransitive verbs, we can learn some transitive verbs. Transitive verbs need an object, and it goes between the subject and the verb.

The object prefix for me is nēch.

The verb to see is itta.

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What if it is the other way around?

The object prefix for you is mitz.

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The verb to love is tlazohtla.

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Remember that he, she, it and they don’t have a prefix for verbs or nouns. Can you guess the following sentence?

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But he, she and it have an object prefix version for verbs:

qu before e and i.

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c before consonants, a and o.

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qui before consonants if it doesn’t have a subject prefix.

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The verb to hear is caqui

The object prefix for us is tēch.

Can you guess the following sentences?

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When a word starts with a vowel, the i in the prefixes ni and ti disappears.

The object prefix for you all is amēch.

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NOTE: This appears to be the last lesson so far. The course is not marked as finished so there should probably be more lessons in the future. In the meanwhile, you might want to check out some of the other courses we have:

Introduction to Nahuatl (Spanish version) a course of Nahuatl with 3 lessons produced by motanz
Introduction to Sambahsa-2 a course of Sambahsa with 14 lessons produced by mundialecter
Greek Alphabet a course of Greek with 5 lessons produced by Linas
Introduction to Turkish a course of Turkish with 5 lessons produced by boracasli

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