Occidental for English Speakers: Lesson 3

The verb for to want is voler

Think of English words like volition. "I have the volition to do it" = "I want to do it".

Or think of the word "benevolent" which means "good-wanting"!

In English, we often sprinkle the helper word "do" around when it’s not really necessary.

To say "what do you want", we can simply say "what you want".

1 translation: What do you want

Remember that the verbs with -r on the end mean "to ___".

Do you remember the infinitive for "to do"?

2 translation: What do you want to do

The word for something is alquo

When you add al- onto quo, it means "an undefined number of what". In other words, "some whats" or "some things".

3 translation: I want to do something

Here is a tricky one ;)

4 translation: I want to want something

Remember the question shortcut?

5 translation: Do you want to do something

The words for a or an is just un
The word for apple is pom

6 translation: Yes, I want to eat an apple

The word for good is bon

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

In English we can say "I want you to do something".

In Occidental, we need to use the connector to make that a little more comfortable. So it would be like "I want that you do something".

7 translation: Good. I want you to eat an apple

Answers to Lesson 3

1 answer: Quo tu vole
2 answer: Quo tu vole far
3 answer: Yo vole far alquo
4 answer: Yo vole voler alquo
5 answer: Esque tu vole far alquo
6 answer: Yes, yo vole manjar un pom
7 answer: Bon. Yo vole que tu manja un pom