Lesson 1

Review Alphabet and Pronunciation before starting the lessons.

New words in this lesson:

  • salom - hi, hello
  • weda - (good)bye
  • xanti - peace (hello, bye)
  • bwaw - dog(s)
  • myaw - cat(s)
  • piu - bird(s)
  • uma - horse(s)
  • maci - fish
  • doste - friend(s)
  • nini - boy(s)/girl(s), kid(s)
  • sodar - brother(s)/sister(s), sibling(s)
  • matre - mother(s)
  • mama - mom(s)
  • patre - father(s)
  • papa - dad(s)

Notes

Gender

In Globasa, only a handful of words, such as matre and patre, indicate gender. Otherwise, words denoting people are gender-neutral. In a subsequent lesson, you will learn how to distinguish between males and females using gender adjectives as prefixes.

No Plural Nouns

Globasa does not distinguish between singular and plural nouns. In a subsequent lesson, you will learn how to indicate singularity or plurality when necessary.

  • doste means friend or friends

xanti

The word xanti means peace, but it can also be used to say hello or bye.

Example Sentences

  • Salom, doste!
    Hello, friend(s)!
  • Weda, uma!
    Bye, horse(s)!

Reading Practice

Salom, bwaw! Weda, papa! Xanti, uma! Weda sodar! Xanti, doste! Salom, nini! Weda, matre! Salom, maci! Xanti, piu! Weda, myaw!

Lesson Activity

Create your own sentences using the examples above as sentence patterns and the reading practice as a model.