Introduction to Sambahsa: 32

Sambahsa has kept a whole set of declensions, but they are only compulsory for pronouns (and the definite article). English still has a genitive in 's; Sambahsa can make a genitive by adding a s at the end of a singular noun (in general, a person's name), if this is compatible with the phonology of that word. "To stand" is stah, sta:. As this verbal root ends with a long vowel, it conjugates like poh we've seen in the first Sambahsa course. Sambahsa has a preposition with no definite meaning : ye, je. It is used when the meaning is already obvious because of the following word. For example, "at the tip/end" can be translated as ye id bud = je id bud. Now translate : "Omar's house stands at the end of the street", using the genitive in -s with the name "Omar".

  1. Remember that 'stah' (like 'poh') simply adds a 't'. Also remember that 'of the' was 'ios' and, finally, street is 'strad'.
  2. 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.
  3. Remember that you will be adding 'm' to the end of 'vah' for this conjugation. You will not be using the word for 'I'.
  4. 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.
  5. You need to put a hyphenated 'Ee-' before 'docent', not an unhyphenated one.
  6. Remember to pu the hyphenated 'Ee-' before 'gwahnt', and that 'the' will become 'iens' in this sentence.
  7. Remember to use 'Ste' for 'you are', and also to change 'id' to 'iom' before 'mayster'.
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