Lesson 5

Word List

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

Quizlet Flash Cards



Adjectives precede the nouns they modify.

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

The verb sen

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

With adjective phrases:

Kitabu sen neo.
The book is new.

Filme sen lungo.
The film is long.

Uma sen day ji bala.
The horse is big and strong.

With noun phrases:

Te sen mahi.
It's a fish.

Te sen bon patre.
He's a good father.


The demonstratives hin and den must always be followed by a noun or pronoun. They never stand alone in noun phrases.

Den piu sen day.
That bird is big.

The pronoun te, which is attached to the demonstratives hin and den, may replace an animate noun: hinte/dente.

Dente sen day.
That (one) is big.

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

Den piu sen day.
That bird is big. or The bird is big.

Male and Female

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

  • femnini - girl
    mannini - boy

  • fembete - daughter
    manbete - son

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

  • femdoste - female friend
    mandoste - male friend


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

Example Sentences

Juni femixu somno.
The young woman is sleeping.

Sodar ore bon musika.
The sibling listens to good music.

Hin lala sen meli.
This song is beautiful.

Reading and Listening Practice

Mi hare neo kitabu. Hin kitabu sen bon. Mi suki na doxo kitabu. Bwaw sen day ji bala. Hin bwaw hare bete. Juni bwaw yuxi ji pawbu. Te no sen safe. Mama no sen hox. Bete glu sui. Te somno. Mama sen hox.

Yu hare lungo kitabu. Den kitabu no sen bon. Yu no suki na doxo den kitabu. Gao manixu hare uma. Uma sen velosi. Manixu hare femdoste. Doste sen 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.