Unofficial Glosa Course - Lesson 2 - Greetings and Common Phrases.
Ave panto-pe! and Welcome to my second lesson of the Unofficial Glosa Course.
Last lesson (https://www.duolingo.com/comment/26545212) We learned the alphabet and phonology of the Glosa language, along with some basic vocabulary and grammar. We also studied the infinitive mood, present, past, and future tenses, the continuous present, and finally, we learned how to make plurals and ask questions. If you haven't seen my last lesson, I highly recommend you to see it before seeing this lesson, so you can understand Glosa better.
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.
Hello - Ave (or Saluta)
Goodbye - Vale
How are you? - Komo tu? (literally ''How you?'')
What is your name? – Tu habe qo nomina/nima? (literally ”You have what name?”)
Good day - Boni di (Boni means good)
Good morning - Boni mana
Good evening - Boni vespera
Good night - Boni nokti
I am good - Mi es boni
I am not good - Mi ne es boni
I am well - Mi es bene (Bene means well)
Please - Place
Thank you - Gratia
You're welcome – Es nuli (literally ”It's nothing”)
Sorry - Penite
Excuse me - Pardo
No - No
Yes - Ja
To negate a sentence, simply add the word ''ne'' (which means ''not'') before the verb. For example : ''Mi amo tu kani / I like your dog'', becomes ''Mi ne amo tu kani'' / I do not like your dog''. It's that easy!
Here are 4 common conjunctions :
And - E (or Plus)
But - Anti-co (or Sed)
Or - Alo
Because - Ka (or Kausa)
These are the demonstrative pronouns in Glosa :
This - U-ci
These - Plu-ci
That - U-la
Those - Plu-la
And here are 2 very important words :
Here - Ci
There - La
Did you notice? ''This'' literally means ''The-here'', and ''That'' literally means ''The-there''.
Finally, this is a sample conversation in Glosa :
John : Boni di e ave, Mark!
Mark : Saluta.
John : Komo tu?
Mark : Mi es boni, e tu?
John : Mi es bene, gratia.
Mark : Pardo, mi nece de iti*. Vale!
John : Vale.
*''De nece'' means ''to have to'' as in ''I have to go''. ''De iti'' means ''to go''. ''To go'' can also be ''De ki'' or ''De moti'', but ''De iti'' is the most common form. Therefore ''Mi nece de iti'' means ''I have to go''.
I hope you enjoyed my second Glosa lesson. If I made any mistakes, please correct me. Thanks for reading!
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Thanks! It isn't a very common conlang like Esperanto. Actually almost everybody doesn't know what Glosa is.