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Unofficial Glosa Course - Lesson 1 - An introduction to the Glosa language.

Ave panto-pe! and Welcome to my first lesson of the Unofficial Glosa Course.

Introduction - What is Glosa?

Glosa (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glosa) is a conlang that was created by Ronald Clark and Wendy Ashby. It is based on another conlang called Interglossa. Since I am somewhat familiar with the Glosa language, I decided to share my knowledge of Glosa and start these lessons. Please note that I am not a fluent Glosa speaker, but merely a learner.

Lesson 1

The Alphabet and Phonology of the Glosa language.

The Glosa alphabet is the following, along with its IPA phonemes:

A - /a/

B - /b/

C - /t͡ʃ/ (as in church)

D - /d/

E - /e/

F - /f/

G - /g/

H - /h/

I - /i/

J - /j/ (as in yes)

K - /k/

L - /l/

M - /m/

N - /n/

O - /ɔ/

P - /p/

Q - /kw/

R - /r/ (preferably trilled)

S - /s/

T - /t/

U - /u/

V - /v/

W - /w/

X - /ks/

Z - /z/

SC - /ʃ/ (as in shoe)

The stress is generally placed in the last vowel.

Vocab

A/the - U (before all consonants except h) or Un (before all vowels and h)

I, me my - Mi

You, your - Tu

She, her - Fe

He, him, his - An

It, its - Id

We, us, our - Na

You, your - Vi (plural)

They, them, their - Mu

To be - De es

To have - De habe

To like - De amo

To eat - De vora

To drink - De bibe

To learn - De disci

Man - Andro (or Homi)

Woman - Fe (or Femina)

Boy - Ju-an

Girl - Ju-fe

Apple - Pomi

Bread - Pani

Water - Aqa

Milk - Lakti

Dog - Kani

Cat - Feli

Grammar

In Glosa, the word order is SVO (Subject-Verb-Object), just like in English. Glosa is very simple and easy to learn; for example, verbs do not conjugate! There is no grammatical gender also.

To make the present tense, simple drop ''de''. For example :

To be : De es. / I am : Mi es.

It's that simple.

To make the simple past tense, first drop ''de'' and then add ''pa'' before the verb. For example :

To have : De habe. / You had : Tu pa habe.

To make the simple future tense, first drop ''de'' and then add ''fu'' before the verb. For example:

To like : De amo. / He will like : An fu amo.

Now, let's have some fun and make a few sentences in Glosa!

(Remember, verbs don't conjugate!)

I am a man - Mi es un andro/homi.

You are a woman - Tu es u fe/femina.

He is a boy - An es u ju-an.

She is a girl - Fe es u ju-fe.

We have a cat - Na habe u feli.

You (plural) had a dog - Vi pa habe un kani.

They will have an apple - Mu fu habe u pomi.

I like apples - Mi amo plu pomi. (NOTE: To make a noun plural in Glosa, simply add plu before it. See how easy Glosa is?!)

You like bread - Tu amo pani.

She ate bread - Fe pa vora pani.

We will drink water - Na fu bibe aqa.

You (plural) drank milk - Vi pa bibe lakti.

They are learning Glosa - Mu (du*) disci Glosa.

*Note, ''du'' may be added before the present tense to change it to the continuous present, but this isn't necessary.

I like learning Glosa! - Mi amo disci Glosa!

You like to learn Glosa. - Tu amo de disci Glosa.

If you want to make a question in Glosa, you don't have to change the word order. Simply add the particle Qe at the beginning of a sentence.

I learned Glosa : Mi pa disci Glosa.

Did I learn Glosa? : Qe mi pa disci Glosa?

I hope you enjoyed my first Glosa lesson. If I made any mistakes, please correct me. Thanks for reading!

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March 10, 2018

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas_Wesley

Have a lingot!

March 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FirePolyglot

Thank you!

March 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

Great lesson! :)

March 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FirePolyglot

Thanks! :D

March 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FirePolyglot

One downvote already... :( looks like people don't appreciate my lessons.

March 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

Probably just trolls.

March 10, 2018
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