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RE: [glosalist] Question from new learner

Ian Niles (Ian Niles <ian_niles@...>) on August 25, 2012

Hi Ricky,

 Welcome to the group!  Actually, the sentence 'mi desira = es forti' has both interpretations in Glosa.  In most cases, context should=  determine what you mean.  If in a particular case it is essential that onl= y one interpretation be valid, you can rewrite the sentence:
  1. Mi desir= a es; mi es forti.
  2. Mi habe u forti desira.


To: glosalist@y= From: rickyfreeman75@… Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2012 05:00:= 07 +0000 Subject: [glosalist] Question from new learner

I have recen= tly come across this language and have started studying it. So far, I reall= y like it. But I have a question. If I say or write ‘Mi desira es forti’ do= es this mean ‘I desire to be strong’ or ‘My desire is strong’? If it can me= an either, you need a way to determine which it means.

LFN, like Glosa, d= oes not use word endings to determine part of speech and ‘me’ and ‘my’ are = identical. When the meaning is ambiguous they solve the problem by putting = la ‘the’ in front of me, ‘La me desira es forte.’ Which means ‘my desire is= strong’ while ‘Me desira es forte’ would mean ‘I desire to be strong.’ I d= on’t really like this solution but it is a solution. Does Glosa have a way = to deal with this?

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