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Re: [glosalist] susana and the peacock 2 (sydpidd@...) on July 25, 2005

u susana pa pan-tem ne-amo u pavo

“u” intro a noun phrase and tells that the head noun is singular, it also tells that the previous phrase has ended. If the noun phrase is before the verb phrase, This noun phrase is the subject of the sentence. If it is after, it is or is part of the object section. “pa” signals the start of the verb phrase and that it is in th past. Normally the last word in the phrase is the head/chief word, any words between th intro word and head one are modifiers/help/describers :- “pa”=intro, “ne-amo”=head, “pan-tem”=modifier(adverb here)

“When,as a small child, she was sent to fetch something from the sitting-roon, she would open the door slowly, peering fearfully at the hearth”. Here’s trouble! This could be extremely difficult to put into glosa! I shall have to make some drastic alterations. First, “susan was a small child.” -> (noun intro singular) susan (verb intro past) is (noun intro sing) small child. I have a useful computer but a bad memory - I also have a program and dictionary. so i rewrite th sentence :- “th susan dd is th small child” and run the computer program to get :- “u susana pa es u pusi infanta.”

“noun intro sing” is shortened to “th” (a or the), “verb intro past” to “dd” (did) Next, I write :- “th person dd send th susan to th sitting-room . “ “u persona pa bali u susana a u sedi-kamera . “ “she wd (would) slow open th door” “fe sio lento aperi u porta . “ “she” is a pronoun and is also a complete noun phrase, intro word is not needed and there are no modifiers

“she dd peering at th fire-place . “ “peer” could mean “stare” or “lord” etc “fe pa stare a u piro-lo . “

more to follow ….

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