Asking questions


Are you hungry? Are you thirsty?

These are some important questions when we talk about food and drink. We aren’t going to go into much detail about this but here are the simple ways to respond to these very important questions. “Chee” is added to change a sentence into a question. Listen to the audio and be sure to note how the endings of hungry and thirsty follow the same pattern as for the verbs discussed previously.

English: Are you hungry?
Michif: kee noohteh gatawn chee
Category: Are you hungry? Are you thirsty?

English: Yes, I am hungry.
Michif: We noohteh gataan.
Category: Are you hungry? Are you thirsty?

English: He's hungry
Michif: noohteh gatayo
Category: Are you hungry? Are you thirsty?

English: I am hungry
Michif: noohteh gataan
Category: Are you hungry? Are you thirsty?

English: They're hungry
Michif: noohteh gaatayowuk
Category: Are you hungry? Are you thirsty?

English: We are hungry
Michif: noohteh gatanaan
Category: Are you hungry? Are you thirsty?

English: Are you thirsty?
Michif: ki noohteh awpawgwan chee
Category: Are you hungry? Are you thirsty?

English: Yes, I am thirsty.
Michif: We noohteh awpawgwan
Category: Are you hungry? Are you thirsty?

English: He's thirsty
Michif: noohteh awpawgweyo
Category: Are you hungry? Are you thirsty?

English: I'm thirsty
Michif: noohteh awpawgwan
Category: Are you hungry? Are you thirsty?

English: They're thirsty
Michif: noohteh awpawgweyowuk
Category: Are you hungry? Are you thirsty?

English: We're thirsty
Michif: noohteh awpawgwanaan
Category: Are you hungry? Are you thirsty?

At the dinner table!

When sitting at the dinner table one word that we use all the time is the word “pass”. Lets take a quick look at this word before we practice some dialogues! Listen to the following examples and then you too can practice this useful word!

English: Pass me the tomatoes
Michif: lis tomaates payshnamowik or payshnamowin lis tomaates
Category: At the dinner table!

English: Pass me the tea
Michif: payshnamowin li tea
Category: At the dinner table!

English: Pass me the salt
Michif: payshnamowin li sel
Category: At the dinner table!

English: Pass me the salt and pepper
Michif: payshnamowin li sel pi li pwavre
Category: At the dinner table!

English: Pass me the butter
Michif: payshnamowin li buerre
Category: At the dinner table!