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Glosa's Improvement and Progress (An Answer to Oleg)(Revised thrice!) :(

Zhenyu ("Zhenyu" <lizhenyu_god@...>) on April 7, 2010

Dear Oleg, Well said! Indeed, in my first hearing those hearing samples las= t November I really found the same strange things as what you have found an= d I thought there are some things we had to discuss for clarification and g= iving some improvement on the endings such as “-an, -fe, -pe; -ma, -te, -ka= , -mo, ect.”.

Sometimes, just like what happens to many languages usually,= people don’t follow the rules of the common or unpassionate standard stres= s which means the stress wouldn’t be on where it ought to as in dictionarie= s but on the passionate syllable that people want to as their mood. On this= aspect, you, a western language speaker, definitely found it earlier. For = example in English: continue=3D[conTInue] in standard or common; [CONtinue,= contiNUE,or even CONTINUE] in passionate. I did found those in many origina= l English films. For Glosa, as per its original will, it must be pronounced= like that in stress and tone.However, there really are some confusions cau= sed by that. Exp: auxi-fe[aUksife]=3Dfemale helper, auxi fe [aUksiFe]=3Dh= elp her. If you pronounce them two as per the said way–the Passionate Stre= ss, probably auxi-fe[aUksi-fe] prnounced as [aUksiFe] and auxi fe[aUksiFe] = as [aUksife]. (aUxi=3D[a-‘uk-si], if as Auksi[‘a-uk-si], could be accepted,= but not extremely standard) Therefore, I ever suggested to replace some ol= d endings by some new. Exp: -gi,gi-=3D(-fe,fe-):auxi-gi=3Dfemale helper, a= uxi fe=3Dhelp her; gi-bovi=3Dfemale ox(cow), bovi-gi=3Dcow girl; Fe auxi an= =3Dshe helps him. {“gi” derives from “GIna”=3Dwoman}

-ro,ro-=3D(-an,an-):a= uxi-ro=3Dmale helper, auxi an=3Dhelp him; ro-bovi=3Dmale ox(bull), bovi-ro= =3Dcow boy; An auxi fe=3Dhe helps her.{“ro” derives from “andRO”=3Dman}

-= pe remains the original usage: auxi-pe=3Dhelper pu=3D(pe): auxi pu=3Dhelp p= eople; pu dice=3Dpeople say {“pu” derives from “poPUla”=3Dpeople, populatio= n}

Hereby, we can distinguish gi, ro, pe from fe, an, pu quite easily and = clearly by hearing.

From those on:

-ri=3D(-ma) meaning matter and materia= l. Because the “ma” meaning “more” has been defined. “ri” derives from “mat= eRIa”. Exp: bio-ri=3D(bio-ma) living thing, bibe-ri=3D(bibe-ma) drink(s)

-= ti=3D(-te) meaning textile and cloth. Because the same “te” also shortened = for “tende”, defined. “ri” derives from “texTIli”. Exp: pedi-ti=3D(pedi-te)= socks, tabla-ti=3D(tabla-te) table cloth

-ca=3D(-ka) meaning a room. Beca= use the same “ka” also shortened for “kausa”, defined. “ca” derives from “C= Ambra(=3Dkamera)” which isn’t in the GID but I, for this, strongly advise t= o add it in. Exp: kuko-ca=3D(kuko-ka) kitchen, kli-ca=3D(kli-ka) Bedroom. =

*-mo: Currently remained. I’m in hard thinking about= another better mechanic replacing “-mo”, because which means “one”.

I ho= pe more Glosa friends will agree on my idea which is for Glosa’s improvemen= t and progress like its authors Mr. Ron Clark and Ms. Wendy Ashby did 30 ye= ars ago. It is high time for us to improve Glosa. Do more for it! Give it a= new better life!

Saluta! Li Zhenyu

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