Occidental for English Speakers: Lesson 5
Let’s recap from the last lesson.
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.
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"
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.
All together now. Take your time thinking this through!Next lesson >