Occidental for English Speakers: Lesson 6
Remember the word for "will"? We said that it comes from the word for "to go".
The verb for to go is vader
Think "Darth Vader likes to go".
Sometimes we want to talk about things that are conditional. They may or may not happen depending on something.
The word for would is vell
Just put the word for "would" in front of an infinitive verb.
Remember the word for "something"? Something is an undefined amount of "whats".
To say "anything", we want to talk about an indeterminate amount of "whats".
The word for "anything" is quocunc
The -cunc suffix means an "indeterminate amount" of whatever it is attached to.
The word for to sleep is dormir
Think of a dormitory.
The word for you all / you guys / y’all is vu
This is also the polite version of "you" singular. Think of "you and yours", as in "Happy Holidays to you and yours".
In Occidental, you can string together multiple infinitives.
Literally: "would to want to sleep".
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The word for food is nutriment
The English words "nutrition" or "nutrients" have the nutri- root.
In Occidental, the verb nutrir means "to nourish".
The -ment ending means "concrete action or its result, or serving to / serving as".
So nutriment means "something that serves to nourish" AKA "food" :)Next lesson >