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Gary R Miller (Gary R Miller <justi.miller@...>) on February 14, 2011

Kara Glosa-pe–

A verb that is transitive in one language is very often intransitive in another language. Because of this, the rule in Glosa is simply: If the verb takes an object, it is transitive; if it doesn’t take an object, it is intransitive.

People from most different languages tend to say: Mi cerka mi oku lenti.

In English the verb for CERKA is intransitive, so an English speaker would be more likely to say: Mi cerka de mi oku lenti. [I’m looking FOR my glasses.]

There is no important difference in the meanings.

And one more thing: If I say: Mu pa sti kine.

Is KINE here a noun or a verb? Who can say for sure? But the meaning is the same either way.

Sorry I haven’t been able to write much lately. My mother- and father-in-law have been in-and-out of the hospital lately with heart problems, and my own father just died of cancer.

Keep up the good work! -> Dura vi boni ergo!

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