Occidental for English Speakers: Lesson 5

Let’s recap from the last lesson.

?You didn’t eat with me yesterday|Tu ne manjat con me yer

To talk about things in the future, we simply add the word for "will" in front of infinitive verbs. (the infinitive is the form that ends in -r and means "to ___")

The word for will is va

This "va" comes from the word for "to go". So you can think of "va" as "am/is/are gonna ___".

To say that you will do something in Occidental, it will be va + infinitive. "I will to eat", for example.

?You will eat with me|Tu va manjar con me

The word for today is hodie

"Day" in Occidental is die pronounced "dee-eh". The ho- prefix indicates "this ___". "This day" = "hodie".

Remember how to connect phrases with the word for "that"?

Literally: "I will to want" + "that" + "you eat"

?I will want you to eat with me today|Yo va voler que tu manja con me hodie

There are other ways to connect phrases in English, of course.

The word for but is ma

Say a phrase and then drag out "mahhhhh" when you think of a contradiction.

?I want to eat, but not today|Yo vole manjar, ma ne hodie

All together now. Take your time thinking this through!

?You didn’t eat with me yesterday, but you will eat with me today|Tu ne manjat con me yer, ma tu va manjar con me hodie

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