Lesson 15

Word List

  • am - imperative particle
  • okur - happen, occur
  • plasi - put, place
  • side - sit, be sitting
  • porta - carry, take
  • tem - about (regarding)
  • fronta - forehead
    • fe fronta de - in front of
  • ruke - back
    • fe ruke de - behind (in back of)
  • kapi - head
    • fe kapi de - on top of
  • peda - foot
    • fe peda de - at the bottom of
  • comen - side
    • fe comen de - beside, next to
  • sofa - sofa
  • dixan - floor

Quizlet Flash Cards

Notes

Phrasal Prepositions

The word fe is used with a variety of phrasal prepositions such as the following.

  • fe fronta de - in front of
  • fe comen de - at the side of, beside, next to
  • fe peda de - at the bottom of

Other prepositions, such as cel and of may likewise be used at the beginning of phrasal prepositions.

  • of kapi de - from the top of
  • cel ruke de - to the back of

Commands

The verb particle am is used to express commands. It is placed at the beginning of a verb phrase, just as other verb particles are (le, xa, na).

The pronouns yu and uyu are typically omitted for second-person commands.

Am no velosi pala. Am hanman pala.
Don't speak fast. Speak slow.

(Uyu) am lala ton mi.
(You all), sing with me.

With the first-person plural (imi) commands, imi must always be used.

Imi am oko filme.
Let's watch a movie.

Example Sentences

Am plasi kursi fe ruke de sofa.
Put the chair behind the sofa.

Am cudu kitabu of (kapi de) mesa.
Take the book off/from (the top of) the table.

Imi pala tem Turki.
We are talking about Turkey.

Reading and Listening Practice

Am plasi fenjan fe cay per mesa. Am no cudu glasu fe bira of mesa. Am plasi meli kamisa per bistar. Am no plasi day kursi in banyodom. Am porta neo bistar cel ruke de somnodom. Am cudu lama sofa of hotel. Am no plasi kitabu per dixan.

Lesson Activity

Create your own sentences using the examples above, and examples from previous lessons, as sentence patterns. Tell a story.