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Step 2: Pronoun Icon Mastery

A set of icons are used to represent the personal pronouns.
Get to know them first in English (or your mother tongue)

Here is how...
1. Watch the flash movie (directly below).
2. Study the pronoun icons (below the movie).
3. Click on the 'Learn (slow)' link (on the right) to test your recall.
4. Click on the 'Learn (Fast)' link (on the right) to confirm your automated recall.
5. Once you are done with 1-4, congratulations
    -- you are ready to start with Step 3 (Afrikaans Subject Pronouns).

Know all these icons in your own language

 A. Practice the ENGLISH pronouns (subject and object) as follows:
1&2, then 2&5, then 5&4, then 4&8, then 8&7, then 7&9

Eg. I see you and You see me. (that is 1&2)

B: Practice Possessive pronouns and adjectives in the same order

E.g. (1) It is my book. It is mine. (2) It is your book, it is yours. etc..

Consider each image to understand the logic in the creation of the icon:

1. I or me or my
2. you or your
3. you or your, but formal
4. he or him or hisr
5. she or her
6. it
7. we or us, or our (compare #1 and #7)
8. you guys (it is #2 for a group of 2 or more)
9. they (compare 9 with 4, 5,and 6)
10. Naming a person, "Kim" in this case. This is used with possession.
11. Naming a place, Africa in this case, it could have been school, name of a town, and object, etc. Also used with possession.


Steps to Mastery

Become comfortable to name Subject, Object, and Possessive Pronouns in English

1. For Subject Pronouns, you might say:  <ICON> eats bread.

2. For Object Pronouns, you might say:    Jack hears <ICON>.

3. For Possessive Pronouns you might say:   ...(that book), it is <ICON>.

4. For Possessive Adjectives you might say:   That is <ICON> book.

 Use any of these sentences and do first the slow cards, then the fast cards (See SYMBOL MASTERY below).


Symbol Mastery