Exercises For Lesson 30
- Write out the verbs in the dialogue giving their aspect, their subject and wthether or not they are transitive or intransitive.
- Explain the grammatical construction of all the words in this sentence: [Bi̲ jï̲n ɛ wä̲ jɛ̲k rɛy duëël thaar duëël gɛ̲kä̲ diëny. ]
- Practice listening for transitive and intransitive verbs. Isolate the verb in the sentence and attempt to identify
its object. In order to isolate direct objects check preceding lessons for the word order of objects in all 3 aspects.
Make a list of the verbs as you hear them and indicate whether they are transitive or intransitive. Check them
with your informant.
- Write in Nuer:
- He came and showed me his plan.
- They went and asked him for his canoe.
- He came to tell me that his was better than ours. (pl)
- He gave me something.
- Did you give the woman water? I gave her.
- Will some of you come and help me?
- I am going to lie down now.
- I am going to leave tomorrow.
- It's said he's not going to come and work here.
- He and I are going to come and see you.
- In the following situations, is the verb transitive or intransitive? Write out the answers in
- You wanted to know if the person had drunk the river water while on a journey.
- You wanted to know if the man had planted corn or dura.
- You wanted to know if the man had hoed his field or the road.
- You wanted to know if the person had taught boys or girls.
- You wanted to know if the person had eaten the fish.