'tawi ('taw-)

knowing how to, skilled at, good at; (indicating admiration of a quality; see examples) very much, extremely, exactly as desired, just right
Prefixed Verb Stem : -nihtawi (-nihtaw-)
Unprefixed Verb Stem : 'tawi ('taw-)
Changed Verb Stem : nehtawi (nehtaw-)
Verb Stem With Preverb : -ntawi (-ntaw-)

Example Sentences :

Passamaquoddy-Maliseet English Phrase
Cuspes-ona mecimiw 'tawi-wolihpuksu. The porpoise also was always good eating. (RM)
'Tawhike. S/he is a good shot.
Wen nehtawihtaq ksap? Who knows how to make soup?
Knihtawi-posonutehk? Do you know how to make baskets?
'Tawi-kotunke. S/he knows how to hunt.
Eci-tehc 'tawi-wolinaqahk kisuhs sakhi-ewepiyat. The sun sure knows how to put on a good display at sunrise. (GD)
'Tawoluhke. S/he is good at doing (some kind of) work.
'Tawwikhike. S/he knows how to write.
'Tawi-siktewocin wen. One sure knew how to be cold! We were good at not being prepared for the cold! (DaS)
Notes : (see also moci-'tawi)
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