river 1

 

(body parts)

 

As babies we learn about what is closet to us. Our parents teach us "hands," "eyes," "nose" etc.. As we progress, we discover things further from ourselves. So here we start inward and will gradually begin to learn about things around us, outside of our bodies.

 

Here we will learn about "my..." and "your..."

 

Notice that a majority of the words distinguishing between "my body part," "your body part," and "his/her body part," are only different at the beginning.

 

        EX: My Head        "nə̀təp"

              Your Head      "kə̀təp"

              His/Her Head  "wə̀təp"

 

This is a major feature in the Penobscot Language and we will visit this in latter Branches. For now lets get familiar with my body parts and your body parts .