"Aymara Language Is Like This" - LEVEL ONE - SECOND EDITION
Edited by Joana Canedo - electronic version designed by Aaron Rester
Spanish/English translations by Paul Liffman

This work was made possible thanks to the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago with support from the US Department of Education Title VI Grant for National Resource Centers.

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TITLE PAGE AND CONTENTS (open PDF)
 
INTRODUCTION (open PDF)
  • Using this book
  • Alphabet and Phonology
    • Unified Alphabet
    • Phonology
 
LESSON 1 - LUKASAMP JACINTOMPI (open PDF)
  • Emphatic Suffixes
 
LESSON 2 - FRANCISKUMP JISK'A PAULUMPI (open PDF)
  • Personal Pronouns
  • Possessive Suffixes: -xa, -ma, -pa, -sa
  • Present Perfect Tense
  • Nominal Suffix -ru
 
LESSON 3 - ESKUELANA (open PDF)
  • Verbal Suffix -pxa
  • Forms of Obligation or Necessity
  • Nominal Suffix -naka
  • Nominal Suffix -na
  • Suffix -raki + -sa
 
LESSON 4 - THAKINA (open PDF)
  • Verbal suffixes -si and –ka: -ska in progressive form
  • Negative Form on the Present Perfect
  • Another possessive suffix: -na + -ka = -nka
 
LESSON 5 - FORTUCHAMP PAULITAMPI (open PDF)
  • Nominal Suffix -ta
  • Nominal Suffix -ni
  • Verbal Suffix -iri
  • Nominal Suffix -mpi
  • Noun Modifiers
  • Suffix -taki
  • Use of Janiti
 
LESSON 6 - ANAT FIESTA (open PDF)
  • Future Tense
  • Verbalization of Adjectives and Nouns
  • Neutral Suffix -kama
  • Neutral Suffix -ki
  • Use of Inasa + Suffix -chi in the Future Tense
  • Suffix -na + Locative Suffix -ka = -nka
  • Narration: Jacintun Jakawipxata - part 1
 
LESSON 7 - WIRNITAN CHACHAPAX WALI USUTAWA (open PDF)
  • Second Person Imperative: Verbal Suffix –m
  • Verbal Suffix –xa
  • Passive Participle: Suffix –ta
  • Verbal Suffix -sina
  • Pronominal Suffixes in the Present Perfect
  • Narration: Jacintun Jakawipxata - part 2
 
LESSON 8 - QHATUNA (open PDF)
  • Verbal Suffix –pacha: Probability
  • Use of the Form Ukaxa
  • Irregular Verb Saņa: to say
  • Verb Kamsaņa
  • Verbal Suffix -pan: Third Person Imperative
  • Answering to Causal Questions
  • Nominal Suffix -jama
  • Narration: Jacintun Jakawipxata - part 3
 
Lesson 9 - JISK’A ANDRESAX WALI USUTAWA (open PDF)
  • Remote Past Perfect
  • Potential Mode
  • Verbal Suffix -ya
  • Suffix for Size Comparison –ch'a
  • Suffix –iri: Occupation
  • Narration: Jacintun Jakawipxata - part 4
 
Lesson 10 - ESKUELANE: YATIQANAX CH’AMJAMAWA (open PDF)
  • Pronominal Suffixes in the Future Tense
  • Verbal Suffix -ta
  • Verbal Suffix -nuqa
  • Use of -raki + Potential Mode
  • Narration: Jacintun Jakawipxata - part 5
 
Lesson 11 - REGENTEMP JACINTUMPI (open PDF)
  • Pronominal Suffixes in the Potential Mode
  • Use of Layku
  • Use of Lanti
  • Verbal Suffix -nta
  • Verbal Suffix -su
  • Narration: Jacintun Jakawipxata - part 6
  • Song: Jach'auru
 
Appendix (open PDF)
  • Interrogative Phrases
  • Personal Pronouns
  • Numbers
  • Glossary: Aymara-English
  • Glossary: English-Aymara