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Nicholas Hempshall (Nicholas Hempshall <nick_hempshall@...>) on June 19, 2003

Karo plu glosa-lista-pe,

Akorda mi doxo, Glosa eqa u lingua ge-logi per semani de plu verba e per kontextu de dice, e ne cefa ge-logi per verba taxo. Akorda mi, Glosa habe u semani ge-basi gramatika, ne u rigidi verba-taxo.

In frase, mi doxo; u proto verba-grupo habe cefa gravi.

U Frase gene face ex Topika + “Dice”.

U “Dice” gene face ex Akti-Verba-Grupa + A-Verba-Grupa

Exempla: Tom dona a Kate plu flori.

Topika : Tom Akti-Verba-Grupa: dona Ne-Cefa-Buta-Verba-Grupa: a Kate Cefa-Buta-Verba-Grupa: plu flori

U elekti de u-ci taxo ex plu face-pa de Glosa habe subo ne-puta.

E in england-lingua, pe re-taxo plu verba te loka cefa pensa a proto, exempla

Kate is given flowers by Tom Flowers are given to Kate by Tom

Poli ami saluta ex Nick Hempshall

In my opinion, Glosa is a language understood from the meanings of the words and the context in which they are uttered, and not chiefly by means of the word order or syntax. For me, Glosa has a semantically based grammar rather than a fixed syntax.

In a sentence, I feel that the words at the beginning have the most importance.

The sentence is constructed out of Topic + Comment (or Subject + Predicate)

The comment, out of Verb-Phrase + Indirect-Object-Phrase + Direct-Object-Phrase.

For example: Tom gives Kate flowers.

Topic: Tom VP: gives IOP: Kate DOP: flowers

The choice of this order by the Glosa authors is really fairly arbitrary.

And in English the sentence get re-arranged to put the chief thought at the beginning.

Kate is given flowers by Tom Flowers are given to Kate by Tom

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