Sidrubrik

Here are some more definite articles or classes
no' = for animals
te' = for trees
= för träd och trämaterial
ha = for water' = för vatten
tx'otx = for earth' = för jord
an = for smaller plants = för mindre växter
naq = for man = för man
ix = for woamn= för kvinna
cham = for older man = för äldre man
xal = for older woman = för äldre kvinna
q'inal = for rain (the word also means life and fiesta)
tx'an = for palmleaves, lianes and paper
= för palmblad, lian, papper
q'a' = for fire and heath = för eld och värme
tz'am = for salt

More examples
No' means animal and is also the definite article for animals in
general. To say the animal (definite) we say
no' no'. The word for shoe is xanab'. As before shoes were made of hides and skins, the definite article for shoe is also no'. Even rubber boots and shoes made of plastic use no' as the definite article.

Some numbers in q'anjob'al
1 jun
2
kab'
3 oxeb'
4
kaneb'
5
oyeb'
6
waqeb'
7
uqeb'
8 waxaqeb'
9
baloneb'
10
lajoneb'

Possession

Possession is made by using a pronoun before the possessed noun. There are two kinds, depending on if the noun stars with a consonant or a vowel. We will look at two different examples. The word for house is na, that starts with a consonant.
My house - in na
Your house - a na
His/her house - sna

Our house - ko na
Your house - e na
Their house - sna eb'

The word for corn field is useful. It is called awal and starts accordingly with a vowel.

My corn field - Wawal
Your corn field - Awal
His/her corn field - Yawal
Our corn field - Jawal
Your corn field - Eyawal
Their corn field - yawaleb'

Continue with the exercise!