Lesson 2.

 

Are there any birds in Greenland? Vo mwc zo Greenland 

 

QuestioningDogs

 

 

vo = who? what? Where? It makes a phrase into a question.

 

 

 

flyingbird   mw = bird. The plural is mwc.

 

in

 

 

 

 

zo = in. within. contained. among. into. includes. surrounded by.


 

 

 

outsideOpposite, zon = outside.

 

Where are there no insects? Vo za re pian mauc

(Literally: What location exist no insects?) 

 

location

 

 

 

za = location. center. point of origin. place. position. point.


 

 

 

 

 

Opposite, zan = scatter. dispersed.

 

 

existence Equals  re = being. exists. existence. be. as. is.


 

 

 

 

insect

 

 mau = insect.


 

 

 

How many trees are there in Florida? Vo pie zia meic re zo Florida

(Literally: What number of tall plants are in Florida?)

 

number  amount1listmenu amount2

amount3 pie = amount. quantity. number. list 


 

 

 

distance

 zia = length. distance. long. height. tall 


 

 

plant

 

 

mei = plant. vegetation. tree. bush. So zia meic = tall plants (trees). 


 

 

 

She never eats mushrooms: Ma qe pian miac vw rei

(Literally: She consumes zero mushrooms for food). 

 

consume

 

 

qe = eat. drink. digest. absorb. process. understand. consume.


 

 

 

 

RejectFoodOpposite, qen = reject. throw away. expel (waste) from body. 

 

mushroom

 

 

 

 

 

mia = mushroom. fungus. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

purpose

 

 

 

vw = purpose. so that. because. reason for. as 


 

 

 

 

 

food

 

 

rei= food. fuel. sustenance. nutrient.

 

 

 

hungryOpposite, rein= hunger. deprivation. lack. hungry. 

 

Anaerobic bacteria are not good: Miec vei ri liun ke lan gli vw moc

(Literally: bacteria that live independent of oxygen are not healthy for people) 

 

bacteria

 

mie = bacteria. microbe. virus. disease 


 

 

 

Alive

 

 

 

ri = alive. living. life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

deathOpposite, rin = dead. death 

 

dependliu = need. depend. rely. necessary.

 

unnecessary

 

 

Opposite, liun = unnecessary. independent 


 

 

 

yesla = yes. affirmative. real.

 

no

 

 

Opposite, lan = no. not. negative 

 

 

 

healthy

 

 

 

gli = health. good. functioning well. vibrant. healthy. 


 

 

 

 

 

sickOpposite, glin = broken. sick. nauseous. ill 

 

air

 

 

 

ke= air. gas. vapor. sky. oxygen 


 

 

 

 

He spoke to his mother's ghost: Man lid miosi riah ma manh 

(Literally: He spoke to the ghost of parent female of him)



 

manh = his (possessive form of "man".  indicates that it was his mother's ghost).

 

lid = past tense of li (spoke)

 

ghost

 

mio = ghost. spirit. essence. non-physical.

Added “si” makes it the indirect object (TO the ghost) 

 

 

 

parent

 

 

 

man lid miosi riah ma  manh  

ria = parent.

Opposite, rian = child.

riah ma = (of the) female parent (mother) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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