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Re: Question from new learner

ernobe ("ernobe" <ernobe@...>) on August 28, 2012

— In, “rickyfreeman75” <rickyfreeman75@…> w= rote:

I have recently come across this language and have started studyi= ng it. So far, I really like it. But I have a question. If I say or write ‘= Mi desira es forti’ does this mean ‘I desire to be strong’ or ‘My desire is= strong’? If it can mean either, you need a way to determine which it mean= s.

LFN, like Glosa, does not use word endings to determine part of sp= eech and ‘me’ and ‘my’ are identical. When the meaning is ambiguous they so= lve 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 don’t really like this solution but it is a solu= tion. Does Glosa have a way to deal with this?

“Mi desira es forti” mean= s “my desire is strong”, because the “es” impedes a direct modifier-modifie= d relationship between desira and forti. Take it out and “mi desira forti”= literally means “my desiring strength”. The context will determine if tha= t is what is actually meant rather than “I desire to be strong” or “I desi= re strength”.

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