Introduction to Sambahsa: 16

For verbs ending in a consonant and whose last syllable is stressed (like « leit »), the ending is « -ent ». As this ending is unstressed, it is pronounced like « -n't » in the English word « isn't ». But, if the subject is apparent, you can just use a final unpronounced « e ». « The(y) » is « i » i when it refers to a group of living beings of different or unknown genders. « Child », when understood as a « descendant » is « purt » purt. Most Sambahsa words get their plural just as in English, i.e. they had a final « -s ». So translate now into Sambahsa « Are the children fine/OK ? », using « -e » as an ending for the verb.

  1. The plural word for 'do' to use will be 'leite'. Literally, this sentence says: 'Do/go the children well?'
  2. Just one word in this phrase.
  3. Remember that 'credeih' takes 'm' as an ending in this sentence. The word for 'make a mistake' was 'rhalt'. Only three words in this Sambahsa sentence, and the word order is 'I-believe too they-make-a-mistake'.
  4. Remember that 'schi' gets added directly to the word 'Io'.
  5. Three words in this sentence.
  6. 'You' was 'yu'.
  7. No need for the word for 'we'. Also, don't forget to use 'un' for 'a'.
  8. In Sambahsa: 'Rome', not 'Roma'. 'A' is 'un'.
  9. The key to this sentence is to correctly use 'os' for 'of' and 'ios' for 'of the'. Remember that 'is' is 'est'.
  10. 'Master' was 'mayster', and 'the' was 'i'. Five words in this sentence: 'the slaves are-afraid-of the masters'.
  11. 'Her' refers to 'her own', so you will be using the word 'sien' in this sentence. Moreover, remember that 'tolk' changes its final 'k' to a 'c' when you add the ending 't'. 
  12. Use 'eys' for 'his' in both instances in this phrase. 'Is' is 'est'.
  13. Use 'sien' for 'his', as it refers to 'his own' house. Also remember that 'salg' becomes 'salc' when you add the 't'.
  14. Use 'sien' in this phrase.
  15. Change the 'k' in 'tolk' into a 'c' when the ending is added. For 'the', remember that you will be using 'iom.
  16. Remember that 'car' was 'wogh'.
  17. Remember that 'stah' (like 'poh') simply adds a 't'. Also remember that 'of the' was 'ios' and, finally, street is 'strad'.
  18. Remember that the last 'g' in ghancg will change to an 's' when you add the conjugation ending 's'. Don't forget the personal pronoun right after the verb ('why walk YOU in the middle of the street'). Finally, 'medsu' already includes all of 'the middle of', so next you will only need to say 'the street' in the nominative case.
  19. Remember that you will be adding 'm' to the end of 'vah' for this conjugation. You will not be using the word for 'I'.
  20. Remember, a "gangway" is where you can "ghang". It  has the plural ending 'ent' here. No need to use the word for 'they' in this sentence.
  21. You need to put a hyphenated 'Ee-' before 'docent', not an unhyphenated one.
  22. Remember to pu the hyphenated 'Ee-' before 'gwahnt', and that 'the' will become 'iens' in this sentence.
  23. Remember to use 'Ste' for 'you are', and also to change 'id' to 'iom' before 'mayster'.
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