Introduction to Sambahsa-2: Lesson 9

Sambahsa has kept a whole set of declensions, but they are only compulsory for pronouns (and the definite article). English still has a genitive in ’s; Sambahsa can make a genitive by adding a s at the end of a singular noun (in general, a person’s name), if this is compatible with the phonology of that word.

"To stand" is stah, sta:. As this verbal root ends with a long vowel, it conjugates like poh we’ve seen in the first Sambahsa course.

Sambahsa has a preposition with no definite meaning : ye, je. It is used when the meaning is already obvious because of the following word. For example, "at the tip/end" can be translated as ye id bud = je id bud.

Now translate : "Omar’s house stands at the end of the street", using the genitive in -s with the name "Omar".

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