Greetings 2

Greetings 2

This section covers how to ask for names in Uma.


  • ulhtcefu': name, his name, her name, its name, their name
  • nãtah: what, what is
  • seyulhtcefu': my name
  • tceyulhtcefu': your name


Sentence Structure

In Uma, the verb always goes at the end of a sentence.

The Subject Marker -(y)at

This ending denotes the subject of a sentence. We use -at on nouns that end in a consonant, and -yat for nouns that end in a vowel. Subjects go at the beginning of the sentence.

Questions as Verbs

In Uma, question words are considered verbs when making sentences, so they go at the end of the sentence. Nãtah literally means "is what" or "be what."

So to ask someone what their name is, we start with the noun plus -(y)at, then the question verb:

  • Tceyulhtcefuyat nãtah?