Occidental for English Speakers: Lesson 7

The word for here is ci

When a "c" is before an "i" or an "e", it is pronounced like "ts" in "itsy bitsy".

Say "itsy". Then put a space between the "i" and "tsy". Now drop the "i" and just say "tsee".

The word for there is ta

Point in front of you and say ci. Point far away and say ta.

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Let’s practice some things from previous lessons again. Take your time thinking this through!

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In English, it is common to use the word for "you" when speaking about no one in particular. Think of instruction manuals that say "First, you do this." Who are they talking to??

In Occidental, there’s a word for this "no one in particular".

The word for no one in particular is on

Think of this like the English "one".

The word for normally is normalmen.

The -men ending is the same as the English ending -ly. Normal is the same in Occidental and English.

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The word for comfortable is comfortabil

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Yep, just like comfortable. "-able" = "abil".

The prefix for un- is ín-

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