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Monday, July 26, 2010

Coming and going

Let's talk about some verbs today :) I'm going to explain some basic words of movement: come, leave, go and stop.

Daxi means come. For example: 'daxi leru', come here; 'daxi lo ei', come to me; 'daxi po le' or 'daxi po', come inside; or 'ei daxidu', I have come (I'm here). I also say this to my dog as another word for come. Daxi nebu!

Opposite of daxi is kaxi for leave. It's better in Reisu to say 'kaxi' instead of 'go away' or 'get out'. You can use kaxi very similarly to daxi. 'Kaxi leru', leave this place (go away); 'kaxi pe', go outside (get out); or 'kaxi lo vato ono!', go to your room!.

The word for go is yata. It doesn't have the same structure of meanings as the English 'go' though, and you can't really use it to mean 'leave' when discussing people or things. The meaning of yata is to move, proceed, pass or elapse. Some phrases would be 'Eisa yatanu vori hata!', we're going so fast!; 'kata yatala yude nopuvo', time passed slowly that day; or 'O liyata', you may go (It's your turn).

And since we have go, let's talk about it's opposite, stop. Stop is taza. For example: 'taza levo!', stop there; 'Ei gura, mo eisa xitaza', I'm hungry, so we should stop (Let's stop. I'm hungry); or 'toxu tazanu!', the rain is stopping!.

And... yeah. I have been working on Reisu stuff. It just doesn't ever seem to make it's way into the blog. I'm trying to get back into posting here.

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