Lesson 11

New words in this lesson:

  • or - or
  • ogar - home, place of residence, live (reside)
  • pala (fe) - talk, speak (in)
  • Engli - England
  • Espani - Spain
  • Nipon - Japan
  • Franse - France
  • Turki - Turkey
  • Usa - United States of America
  • Mexiko - Mexico
  • Barati - India
  • Cungwo - China
  • Rusi - Russia
  • Masri - Egypt
  • Brazil - Brazil
  • dexa - country
  • basa - language
  • -sa - (suffix) language
  • -li - (suffix) of, relating to


Suffix -sa

Many languages are derived from words denoting countries by adding -sa (basa - language).

Fill in the blanks below:

English: Englisa
Spanish: __________
Japanese: __________
French: __________
Turkish: __________
Russian: __________

The names of languages may also be used as verbs:

Mi Englisa ji Globasa. or Mi pala (fe) Englisa ji Globasa.
I speak English and Globasa.

Suffix -li

One of the suffixes used in Globasa for deriving adjectives from nouns is -li. It roughly means of, or relating to.

Fill in the blanks below:

English tea: Englili cay
Spanish rice: __________  __________
Japanese tree: __________  __________
French bread: __________  __________
Turkish coffee: __________  __________
American movie: __________  __________
Mexican music: __________  __________

Suffix -yen

As seen previously, the suffix -yen is used to denote people.

Fill in the blanks below:

an Englishman or an Englishwoman: Engliyen
a Spaniard: _______________
a Japanese: _______________
a Frenchman or a Frenchwoman: _______________
a Turk: _______________
an American: _______________

Example Sentences

  • Yu ogar keloka?
    "You reside/inhabit (at-)what-place?"
    Where do you live?

  • Mi ogar in Usa.
    I live in the U.S.

  • Yu pala (fe) ke basa?
    "You speak (in) what language(s)?"
    What language(s) do you speak?

  • Kam yu Fransesa or Turkisa?
    Do you speak French or Turkish?

  • Mi pala fe Espanisa ji Globasa.
    I speak Spanish and Globasa.

Reading Practice

Misu doste ogar in Rusi. Te pala Rusisa ji Fransesa. Tesu gami no pala Fransesa mas te wole na xwexi to. Ete wole na idi cel Franse ton sesu dua bete. Bete no wole na xwexi Fransesa. Ete wole na idi cel Nipon.

Lesson Activity

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