Lesson 3

Word List

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

Quizlet Deck

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 (entity who is eating), yam is the verb (the action that the subject carries out) and jubin is the object (entity or object that 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 mahi. Myaw yam jubin. Mahi 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.