Occidental for English Speakers: Lesson 5

Let’s recap from the last lesson.

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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.

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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"

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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.

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All together now. Take your time thinking this through!

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