Rou Soulatlouy - Tsek du luqutouwilh (school)

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Tsek du luqutouwilh [??-jc]
school (“where children are taught”)
1. Douwa da svulhamut?*
Where do you go to school? ("where are you reading?")
2. [Guduwalha’t, Vutsuwitk Da’l, Jaroujiji...] da svulham.*
I go to school ("I read") in [Loleta/Fortuna/Eureka].
3. Shouwa hanughurruk da svulhamut?*
How long have you been going to school/reading (what grade are you in?)
4. [Goutse, rritve, rrikve, rrame] guluvughurruk.*
[1, 2, 3, 4] years (1st/2nd/3rd/4th grade).
5. [We’sagh, duklhulouk, ha’luw] hulu ve guluvughurruk.*
[5, 6, 7] years (5th/6th/7th grade).
6. [Hiwi’duw, vushurouk, rrulouk] hulu ve guluvughurruk.*
[8, 9, 10] years (8th/9th/10th grade).
7. [Ve goutse, ve rritve] guluvughurruk.*
[11, 12] years (11th/12th/grade).
8. Qilhwa da luqoutwasilh?*
Who is your teacher? (“Who teaches you?”)
9. Da luqoutwililh _______.*
My teacher is _______. (“___ teaches me.”)
10. Gouts ya da luqoutwasouy?*
Are you doing well in school? (“Are they teaching you well?”)
11. Gouts da luqoutwal.*
I’m doing well in school. (“I’m being taught well.”)
12. Gouts rruqhe’ svelham.*
I’m good at reading. (“I can read well.”)
13. Gouts rruqhe’ bishwu.*
I’m good at math. (“I can count well.”)
14. Gaqou’m rrou wu rruqhimunuwuk. [DP-kt]
I’m good at writing. (“I know how to write.”)

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