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.

1 translation: It is not here, it is there

2 translation: Would you guys sleep there

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

3 translation: I will eat here, but you would want to eat there

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.

4 translation: One would normally sleep here

The word for comfortable is comfortabil

5 translation: It is comfortable

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

The prefix for un- is ín-

6 translation: I would sleep there, but it is uncomfortable

Answers to Lesson 7

1 answer: It ne es ci, it es ta
2 answer: Esque vu vell dormir ta
3 answer: Yo va manjar ci, ma tu vell voler manjar ta.
4 answer: On vell normalmen dormir ci.
5 answer: It es comfortabil
6 answer: Yo vell dormir ta, ma it es íncomfortabil