Lesson 20

New words in this lesson:

  • kos - due to, because of, for
    • koski - because
  • seba - reason
    • keseba - why, for what reason
  • -kal - (suffix) -less
  • denmo... kom... - as... as...
  • baytu - house
  • buka - open
  • klosi - close
  • ewreka - find, discover
  • xoru - begin, start
  • fini - finish, end
  • swal - ask, question
  • jawabu - answer
  • dwer - door
  • janela - window
  • satu - hour, time
  • alo - other, different
  • sama - same


denmo... kom...

Nouns with equal features are compared using denmo... kom....

  • Hin filme is denmo lungo kom den filme.
    This movie is as long as that movie.


The suffix -kal (kali - empty) is the opposite of the suffix -pul.

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sama and alo

The words sama (same) and alo (different/other) are similar to ke, hin, den, ban, moy and nil in that they are typically attached to te/to rather than stand separately as other adjectives would.

  • samate - the same person
    samato - the same thing

  • alote - somebody else (a different person)
    aloto - something else (a different thing)

Compare with:

  • bono te, buru te ji colo te
    the good (one), the bad (one) and the ugly (one)

Telling time

To tell time, Globasa uses the word satu (hour) rather than watu (time) along with cardinal numbers.

  • To is ke satu?
    What time is it?

  • To is satu sabe fe soba.
    It is (hour) seven in the morning.

  • 8:25 - (satu) oco, duades lima

Example Sentences

  • Yu le klosi janela keseba?
    Why did you close the window?

  • Mi le klosi janela koski hay bardi fe exya.
    I closed the window because it's cold outside.

Reading Practice

Mediciyen ogar in dayo baytu. Te hare bannumer hewan: dua bwaw, tiga myaw, ji un piu. Un bwaw somno multi. Alo bwaw yuxi multi ton moy myaw. Un myaw is daymo humorpul. Te abil na buka ji klosi dwer. Piu is doste de den myaw. Nil myaw wole na yam piu. Ban dina, myaw le buka dwer ji piu le fley cel ex baytu. Bwaw ji mediciyen le ewreka te in parko ji nundina, piu is in baytu ji moyte is kox.

Lesson Activity

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