Lesson 5

New words in this lesson:

  • ji - and
  • is - be (am, is, are)
  • te - she, he (any life form or personified object)
  • ixu - adult
    • femixu - woman
    • manixu - man
  • hin - this
    • hinte - this one (any life form or personified object)
  • den - that
    • dente - that one (any life form or personified object)
  • bono - good
  • dayo - big, large
  • bala - strong
  • meli - beautiful, pretty
  • velosi - fast, quick
  • newe - new
  • juni - young
  • kox - happy, glad
  • safe - clean
  • lungo - long
  • gao - tall, high

Notes

Adjectives

Adjectives precede the nouns they modify.

  • safe myaw - clean cat
  • newe kitabu - new book
  • lungo filme - long film

is

The verb is links the subject to adjective phrases or noun phrases.

With adjective phrases:

  • Kitabu is newe.
    The book is new.

  • Filme is lungo.
    The film is long.

  • Uma is dayo ji bala.
    The horse is big and strong.

With noun phrases:

Te is femnini.
It's a girl.

Te is dayo maci.
It's a big fish.

hin/den

The demonstratives hin and den must always be followed by a noun or pronoun. They can never stand alone. The pronoun te is attached to the demonstratives: hinte/dente.

  • Hinte is dayo.
    This one is big.

Since Globasa doesn't have articles (a/the), the words hin and den may be used to express definiteness when necessary.

  • Hin piu is dayo.
    This bird is big. or The bird is big.

Male and Female

The adjectives fem (female) and man (male) may be used as prefixes to distinguish gender. Normally gender is not indicated, but if you need to distinguish gender here are some examples:

  • femnini means girl
    mannini means boy

  • fembete means daughter
    manbete means son

  • femuma means mare (female horse)
    manuma means stallion (male horse)

  • femdoste means female friend (may also be used to express girlfriend)
    mandoste means male friend (may also be used to express boyfriend)

Noun/Verbs

Globasa has many noun/verbs, words that can function as either noun or verb. The verbs introduced in lessons 2, 3 and 4 are actually noun/verbs.

  • yam means meal or eat
  • oko means eye or see
  • ore means ear or hear
  • lala means song or sing
  • fley means flight or fly

Example Sentences

  • Juni femixu somno.
    The young woman is sleeping.

  • Sodar ore bono musika.
    The sibling listens to good music.

  • Hin lala is meli.
    This song is beautiful.

Reading Practice

Mi hare newe kitabu. Hin kitabu bono. Mi suki na doxo kitabu. Bwaw dayo ji bala. Hin bwaw hare bete. Juni bwaw yuxi ji pawbu. Te no safe. Mama no kox. Bete glu sui. Te somno. Mama kox.

Yu hare lungo kitabu. Den kitabu no bono. Yu no suki na doxo den kitabu. Gao manixu hare uma. Uma velosi. Manixu hare femdoste. Doste juni ji meli. Manixu suki na oko filme. Femixu no suki filme. Femixu suki na lala ji danse. Manixu no suki musika. Femixu no lubi te.

Lesson Activity

Write a story using the example sentences in this and previous lessons.