Rou Soulatlouy - Shounarr vousouyit! (let's go fishing)

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Shounarr vousouyit!*Let’s go fishing!
1. Vou’su. [DP-kt]
Vousu’. [EB-gr]
I’m going fishing with a gillnet.
2. Da’ lous. [DP-kt]I’m fishing with a gillnet.
3. Bitsil rru’ dousuk. [DP-kt]I enjoy fishing with a gillnet.
4. Da lou’sam valhuk. [DP-kt]I’m fishing for salmon with a gillnet.
5. Da lou’samut valhuk. [DP-kt]You’re fishing for salmon with a gillnet.
6. Da lou’silh. [DP-kt]S/he’s fishing with a gillnet.
7. Va’ lu vuskigh! [EB-gr]Go fishing with a hook & line!
8. Va’ lu vuskit yu? [EB-gr]Are you going fishing with a hook & line?
9. Lu vusk malhuk. [JS-gr]I’m going fishing (with hook & line) for salmon.
10. Da’ lu vuskilh. [DP-kt]S/he’s fishing with a hook & line.
11. Du rra’tegi’yv. [DP-kt]I’m fishing with a dipnet.
12. Da rra’tegi’yvilh. [DP-kt]S/he’s fishing with a dipnet.
13. Sou’ma’. [EB-gr]
Soumu’. [JJ-gr]
I caught one [fish, deer, etc.]
14. Doumu’. [JJ-gr]
I caught two [fish, deer, etc.]
15. Gutsou’m. [DP-kt]
I caught a lot [of fish, deer, etc.]

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