sit'aa [si/*taa]
intransitive verb. start to do (takes a verb complement - start to sing, etc.)
Ts'uusga na txooyu ła hi sit'aamayu da wil waalu. My pay cheque was small when I first started.
'Nüüyu dm int sit'aa limii. I am going to start the song.
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Flora Eaton beginning to weave a mat. Photograph by Margaret Anderson, 1980.

Related entries: sit'aam'a  start | Derivative sit'aatk  beginning

Bibliographic sources: Dunn, Practical Dictionary entry: 1720.
Source: Draft Dictionary entry.