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Introduction to Sambahsa:
Lesson 41

By mundialecter

His office is near his house. If "his" doesn’t refer to the subject of the sentence, then you must use eys, IPA ejs. Office is bureau in Sambahsa. u is normally pronounced u, except when one of the two following letters in the same word is e; then, it must be pronounced IPA y (a sound halfway between i and u). The three letters eau constitute asingle sound o:, a long o which bears the stress. Therefore bureau is pronounced as in French : by’ro:. Near is prokwem, IPA ’prokwəm, and house is simply dom, dom, as, for example, in Russian.

His office is near his house.

Answer: Eys bureau est prokwem eys dom.
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