Introduction to Sambahsa-3: Lesson 1
To express things that happened in the past, Sambahsa has a "composed past" tense, i.e. a tense using the verb habe = to have + the past participle. It looks like the English "present perfect", but while this English tense can describe events still occurring now, the Sambahsa tense describes finished events, whose consequences can last until presently.
Let’s try to say The other ones have made fun of them. The others is alters in Sambahsa, IPA ’altərs. To make fun of is goil, the central "oi" being pronounced like oy in Oyster. For them, use the Sambahsa word for "the" when it refers to a collection of people of both genders. To get the past participle, add "-t" at the end of goil. For (they) have, use the short conjugated form.Next lesson >