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Re: [glosalist] Place critique(?) PART B.

John Braddock (John Braddock <fsbd7000@...>) on July 24, 2003

Thanks! Robin,

You surely know your Glosa. If I went to Glosa school, I would want you to be my teacher (a compliment). You and Gary have been most helpful.


Robin Gaskell <drought-breaker@…> wrote: At 08:56 AM 7/22/03 -0000, John Braddock grafo:


Place critique(?) pro mi.

Il es tri plu type de plu ergo-pe. Na alo kongru ad-in mo do plu-ci plu area alo inter mu.

Na ergo fu gene pluto, fu gene avanti alo dura vive.

Vari no-poli pe gene pluto, plu pe gene avanti e majorita kontenta de di ad di.


** fu = will, shall ( This is one of the tense particle that can be placed at the start of a VERB PHRASE) te = in order to, to(do) ( an odd one, but necessary for some usages, and very similar to the infinitive) de = of, about, …general purpose preposition…, to(act) -like infinitive- NB The infinitive of English is one usage of a substantive word in Glosa. e.g. dromo = run, to run, a run ~An hedo dromo.~ = He likes to run. OR He likes running. . . . Na ergo fu gene pluto, fu gene avanti alo dura vive.

Na ergo te gene pluto, te gene avanti alo te dura vive. [We work in order to get rich, to get ahead, or to survive.]

   (While the ~te~ might seem repetitive, the concept of 
   "intention" is inherent in it, and in this little story
   "intention" is all.  And we are told there are three main 
   intentions behind work, so it is only fair to give each of the
   three intentions its due, and 'flag' it in with a ~te~.    - - - Vari no-poli pe gene pluto

Veri, ne poli pe gene pluto ALO Veri, oligi persona gene pluto [Truly, not many people get rich] [Truly, few people get rich]

no, no- = un- (negatives the word following) e.g. Fe es fo no-pluto. An veni, no-dromo. Fe arrive no-vagona. [She is very un-rich.] [He came unrunning.] [She arrives on foot.]

Note: ~ne~ precedes the VERB, but here it appears to precede and modify the ADJECTIVE, ~poli~, however, this sentence could be a re-arrangement of the Subject-Verb sentence: “Many people do not get rich.” $Poli-pe ne gene pluto.$

plu pe gene avanti* –> plura-pe gene avanti [the people get ahead] [several(people) get ahead] OR

The concept of "some" might still need some work in Glosa.    
~plu-pe~ = people  (but this is a compound of two abbreviations
                      plu-pe = plura-persona = people)    - - - e majorita kontenta de di ad di.  (Maybe a few words are missing.)

e u majorita habe kontenta ko dura vive ex di a di. [and the majority are content with surviving from day to day.]

de = of, about, ..from ex = from, by



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