In the last lesson, we learned the words possibil and ínpossibil
The root of these words are poss.
The verb for to be able is posser.
So, "possible" in English means something like ableable; or canable.
1 translation: I am not able
Another way to translate posser is can.
If we want to say "I can’t eat" in Occidental, we would say "I not can to eat" or "I not able to eat".
2 translation: You can’t do it
Bring it together!
3 translation: I can’t sleep because I want to eat
4 translation: I will be able to do it, but not today
The English word "could" is tricky. Sometimes it means "was able" or "were able".
The word for to practice is practicar
Do you remember how to form the past tense of a verb?
5 translation: I could do it because I practiced
The word for tomorrow is deman
Think something like, "I demand that it be done tomorrow".
Sometimes "could" means something more like "would be able to".
6 translation: I wanted to do it yesterday
7 translation: I didn’t do it today
8 translation: I could do it tomorrow
The word for if is si
9 translation: I could do it today if you want