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Lesson 4: Types of questions

chyuw ‘a clean break’

yaku urayta ‘downriver’

Writing exercise

The sawli ‘machete’ is possibly one of the most valued tools for everyday activities. It is used for weeding gardens, for cutting various plants, trees, and food items, and countless other activities and tasks. The following pictures show a sequence of activities involving a sawli. Write a short narrative consisting of 3 or 4 sentences, about what you see happening. It might be helpful to know the following vocabulary words and phrases: wiru ‘sugar cane’, hapina ‘take hold of’; shayarina ‘to stand’; chyuw pitina ‘to cut completely off, to sever’.

sawli 2.png
sawli 3.png
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