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Re: [glosalist] Sti.....Gary.

David ("David" <daveyporter@...>) on March 7, 2011

Dear Gary, Just to wish you condolencies on the loss of your father - (am just catching up on emails hence the delay) - is a sad time when one loses a parent. I would like to post on the Glosa forum but as a full-time carer for my lovely wife I just seem to have no time to myself anymore. Regards, Davidjp

—– Original Message —– From: “Gary R Miller” <justi.miller@…> To: Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 2:37 PM Subject: [glosalist] Sti

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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