Occidental for English Speakers: Lesson 8

The word for hello is salute

I salute you!

The word for friend is amic.

Think of the word "amicable".

If you are speaking about a male or female friend, you can say "amico" or "amica", but "amic" is the general term.

1 translation: Hello friend

The word for to say is dir

Think of the word "diction" or "dictate".

2 translation: One would normally say hello

The word for possible is possibil

Remember how to form opposites with the ín- prefix?

Remember "Darth Vader"?

3 translation: I would go with you, but it is impossible

The word for why is pro quo.

"Pro" = "On account of". "Pro quo" = "On account of what?".

Think of "Pro bono", which means "on account of goodness", essentially.

4 translation: Why don’t you want it

The word for because is pro que

"Pro que" = "On account of that ___".

5 translation: I don’t want it because I don’t want it

Answers to Lesson 8

1 answer: Salute amic
2 answer: On vell normalmen dir salute
3 answer: Yo vell vader con te, ma it es ínpossibil
4 answer: Pro quo tu ne vole it
5 answer: Yo ne vole it pro que yo ne vole it