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Family Members e-book

by Cow Creek Language Team

Pages 2 and 3 of 32

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Family Members
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In this book, we will discuss how to use family terms to talk about our family members. There are a few things in Takelma that are different than in English, so pay close attention to what exactly the words mean. Make sure to learn the words that apply to your family situation first so you can apply them in real life situations!
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To start, we need to understand a couple things about possession. Let's look at the word for mother as an example.
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lipíis! In english, there is one word for mother. Isn't it the same in Takelma?
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Here are some of the different forms of the English word for mother.
In order to talk about relatives, we need to know who the relative belongs to, or who possesses them. We will explore that on the next page.