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Module 3  Overview

During the third week you will learn:

  • to use two different forms of the past tense, one for the immediate past (-ka/-ra), and the other for the more distant, past when the effects or consequences of the action have been completed (-shka).  This form is often used in origin stories and other narratives of beginning times.

  • to use the agentive -k suffix (similar to -er in English).

  • to describe a quick series of actions in the past by using -k

  • to describe habitual actions by combining -k with the past tense of ana.


In doing so you will also make progress in certain life skill areas included in the USDE FLAS language goals.  These include:

  • The ability to describe events in the recent past.

  • Language for visiting, eating and drinking.

  • Language of Kichwa humor.

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