Lesson 2

New words in this lesson:

  • mi - I
  • bete - daughter(s)/son(s), child, children
  • somno - sleep(s)
  • doxo - read(s)
  • danse - dance(s)
  • lala - sing(s)
  • yuxi - play(s)
  • ergo - work(s)
  • pawbu - run(s)
  • sampo - walk(s)
  • fley - fly/flies
  • suyon - swim(s)

Notes

No articles

Globasa has neither definite nor indefinite articles (the words a and the in English). In a subsequent lesson, you will learn how to emphasize definiteness when necessary.

  • bwaw means dog, a dog or the dog

No conjugation

Globasa has no verb conjugation, meaning that verbs don’t change according to the subject (or doer) of the sentence. For example, in English, the verb work can be conjugated as 'I work hard' and 'she works hard.'

  • ergo means work and works

Dictionary Verb Form

The dictionary form of the verb is equivalent to the English simple present or the present progressive.

  • fley means fly, flies, am flying, is flying or are flying

Example Sentences

  • Maci suyon.
    The fish swim(s). or The fish is/are swimming.
  • Mi doxo.
    I read. or I am reading.

Reading Practice

Salom, doste! Mi ergo. Myaw somno. Bete doxo. Piu fley. Bwaw yuxi. Maci suyon. Mama lala. Patre danse. Uma pawbu. Sodar sampo. Xanti, nini.

Lesson Activity

Create your own sentences using the examples from this lesson and Lesson 1 as sentence patterns, as well as the reading practice in this lesson as a model.