Unofficial Glosa Course - Lesson 3 - Colours and Basic Occupations.
Ave panto-pe! and Welcome to the third lesson of the Unofficial Glosa Course.
Last lesson (https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/26566071) We learned some important greetings and common phrases in Glosa. We learned how to negate a sentence by using the particle ne. We also learned 4 important conjunctions, the 4 basic demonstrative pronouns along with other words. A sample conversation was included in the previous lesson. If you haven't seen my previous lessons, I highly recommend you to see them 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.
Red - Rubi
Blue - Ciano (or blu)
Green - Kloro
Yellow - Xanto
Orange - Rubi-xanto
Brown - Bruno
White - Leuko
Grey - Cinera
Black - Melano
Purple - Blu-rubi
Pink - Rosa
Good - Boni
Bad - Kako (or mali)
Doctor - Medika-pe
Farmer - Agri-pe
Lawyer - Lega-pe
Policeman - Polica-an
Artist - Arti-pe
Teacher - Doci-pe
Musician - Musika-pe
If you have studied and learned the vocab and grammar of the past lessons, by now you have a basic, fundamental view of Glosa's grammar. In this lesson adjectives (the colours, along with adjs. 'good' & 'bad') are introduced. Adjectives are invariable in gender and number. Adjectives usually precede the word they modify; eg. ''Boni medika-pe'' is more common than ''Medika-pe boni'', even if they practically mean the same thing. -Pe is a suffix that means ''person (who does/is something.) As you see, in the vocab above it is used a lot to form new words.
Now, let's move on to make new sentences! (Vocab from previous lessons is used; such is the reason why I recommend to view previous lessons before advancing on to the next ones.)
He is a doctor - An es u medika-pe
Are you a good lawyer? - Qe tu es u boni lega-pe?
This teacher is bad - U-ci doci-pe es kako
Are those artists or musicians? - Qe plu-la es plu arti-pe alo plu musika-pe?
The apple is not red, but yellow - U pomi ne es rubi, sed xanto
Water isn't blue - Aqa ne es ciano
That farmer likes the purple (as in, the color purple) - U-la agri-pe amo u blu-rubi
The policeman had a good, brown cat - U polica-an pa habe u boni, bruno feli
She likes white bread - Fe amo leuko pani.
Is it grey or black? - Qe id es cinera alo melano?
Congrats! You finished another lesson! I hope you enjoyed the third Glosa lesson. If I made any mistakes, please correct me. Thanks for reading!
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Note : I am sorry because I haven't been active in making lessons recently. (Last lesson was 8 months ago) I have been quite busy recently, nevertheless I'll add lessons whenever I can. Thank you for your support!!!
Hiya FirePolyglot Sam!
If I didn't know that this was a conlang I would've thought it really existed (as in, that it is an official language), with the "tu" and "es", and so on.
I'm currently trying to figure out the reason why people make conlangs, and I would like your opninion too.
- Why are you teaching/learning a conlang?
- Do you have an aim for Glosa? As in, what do you want it to achieve or what do you want to achieve throught it?
- Do you, or have you, ever found Glosa useful in either a real-life, or game-play situation?
- In your opinion, what are the uses of Glosa, and what are the uses of learning a conlang?
- Are you doing this for fun or do you have a goal in mind?
Hey there! It is quite true that Glosa is way more naturalistic than many pther well-known conlangs. Most conlangers (just like me) create conlangs just for fun or as a hobby.
Pretty much just as a hobby. Glosa is one of those obscure conlangs that hardly anyone knows, so I decided to share my knowledge of Glosa to let people know what it is.
No, not really. But it would be nice if more people would give learning Glosa a try. It's quite simple and easy to understand.
Nope. Until now, I haven't even found a person online that speaks/is learning Glosa.
Glosa is quite an intriguing and exciting conlang. I really like it since it sounds much more natural than many other conlangs; eg. Esperanto. Also Glosa borrowed much from Greek, which is interesting and isn't found in many other well-known conlangs. In my opinion, learning a conlang is mostly just as a hobby, unless it's one that is spoken by more people, such as Esperanto. I seriously doubt Esperanto or another conlang will one day become the ''Universal Language'' and replace all other languages like English, Spanish, Chinese, French, etc. I think learning a conlang is mostly for leisure.
As I said previously, this project is mostly just for fun; although more people learning Glosa would be most certainly thrilling.