– To say ‘to me,’ ‘to you,’ etc. in Marshallese, you can sometimes just say ‘ñan ña,’ ‘ñan kwe,’ etc. like in English. However, you can also use the following words: Directionals tok to me/us (towards where I am or where we are) wōj or waj to you (towards where you are) ḷọk to him/her/it/them […]
Lesson 40: Conditionals in Marshallese.
There are even more ways to make questions in Marshallese. – To say ‘which ___’ or ‘what kind of ____’, use the following words after the noun: ta which? rot or rōt or tor what kind of? For example: Āne ta? = island/which = Which island? Ek rōt? = fish/what kind = What kind […]
In Lesson 19 you learned some common questions words (‘who,’ ‘what,’ etc.) and learned that they can be put in many places in the sentence, not just at the beginning. There are some exceptions to this. For the words for ‘how,’ ‘how much,’ ‘how long,’ and a certain word for ‘why,’ you must put them […]
You can use ‘my,’ ‘your,’ etc. in yet another way in Marshallese. To say ‘after you go,’ or ‘before you go,’ you say instead ‘after your go,’ ‘before your go’.
In the last lesson you learned how to make sentences like ‘I fish often’ by saying ‘it is often my fish.’ You can also do the same sort of thing with adjectives, to say things like ‘It is very good,’ ‘it is pretty good,’ etc. Here are some words you can use this way: […]
Practical Marshallese. In Marshallese, instead of saying ‘I walk fast’ you would say ‘it is fast my walk.’
To express negative past perfect statements, you can use the word “jañin”.
In Marshallese the following are expressed in the same way: I am finished eating, I have eaten, I already ate, I have already eaten.
Marshallese has a word ‘jañin’ (or ‘jāñin’) that means ‘not yet.’ It goes before the verb or adjective.