Roundtable. This lesson is again in two parts. The first is a conversation between Ben and John that will show you standard greetings and set the stage for talking about professions. The second part brings in a whole roundtable to introduce new vocabulary for nationalities and professions.
Vocabulary List 2A
B: Assalomu alaykum.
Grammar and Commentary 2A
We've talked about Uzbek being an agglutinating language. Let's look at how some of the pieces go together. Note the similarity between "ish" (work) and "ishla-" (do work). Note as well, that the ending "-(y)man" is like "-man" (am). Similarly, "qilasiz" and "qayerliksiz" both end in "-siz". Technically, these endings are not the same (i.e. they're different grammatical components) but their similarities make it easy to recognize the one based on the other. Just take care not to confuse them.
Roundtable. A small group of foreigners is meeting with an Uzbek, Abdul. In this reading, they introduce themselves. Here we go:
B: Otim Ben Walker. Men Kanadadanman. Men siyosatshunosman.
We don't have a lot of grammar in this section, but there are a few things that should be pointed out. First of all, notice that "-lik" in Uzbek is like "-(i)an" in English - it can be tacked on some but not all country names. So while knowing the "-lik" ending will make it easier to remember the words for American, Canadian, Irish, et cetera, country names and nationalities will have to be memorized separately. To say where you're from, you say either "Men (country name)danman" or "Men (nationality)man."
We've also seen two ways of talking about your profession, "Men (profession)man" or "Men (profession) bo'p ishlayman." About those professions, note that "-chi" means "doer". So far, all our doers end not just in "-chi" but in "-uvchi". In the future, we'll see some that end in "-ovchi" or just "-chi" so while the ending can help with recognition, it can't be reliably used to figure out a profession name on your own.
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Follow-up 2A: 1) Canada 2) political scientist 3) Men Amerikadanman. 4) Businessman 5) Men biznesmen bo'p ishlayman.
Follow-up 2B: 1) Men kanadalikman. 2) Men irlandiyalikman. 3) Men Amerikadanman. 4) Men Angliyadanman, Men Rossiyadanman, Men O'zbekistondanman 5) Patrick, Hans, Ivan