Lesson 3

New words in this lesson:

  • yu - you
  • fe lutuf - please
  • xukra - thanks, gratitude
  • yam - eat(s)
  • roti - bread
  • risi - rice
  • supa - soup
  • salada - salad
  • jubin - cheese
  • pingo - apple
  • banana - banana
  • patato - potato
  • kitabu - book
  • hare - have, has

Notes

fe lutuf

The word lutuf means kindness and the word fe is a preposition with a general, indefinite meaning. The expression fe lutuf roughly means in kindness.

SVO Word Order

The typical word order in Globasa is subject-verb-object, the same as in English.

  • Bwaw yam jubin.
    The dog eats cheese.

In the sentence above, bwaw is the subject (who or what does the eating), yam is the verb (the action that the subject carries out) and jubin is the object (what or who gets eaten).

Example Sentences

  • Roti, fe lutuf. Xukra.
    Bread, please. Thank you.
  • Mi yam patato.
    I eat a potato.

Reading Practice

Xanti, sodar! Supa, fe lutuf. Xukra. Weda, sodar!

Salom, doste! Mi hare myaw. Yu hare bwaw. Nini hare piu. Papa hare maci. Myaw yam jubin. Maci yam salada. Mi yam risi. Piu yam pingo. Yu yam banana. Nini yam roti. Papa yam patato. Bwaw yam kitabu. Xanti, doste!

Lesson Activity

Create your own sentences using the examples in this and previous lessons as sentence patterns.