raek wrote:I've found a few inconsistencies in the above posts...
Thanks for your interesting questions. I'll try to answer you exhaustively.
About the pronunciation of <z>, it was /z/ in the first two Sejuvli forms, then I changed it into /dz/ in the current form just because I find it easier to pronounce. Anyways, that's only my own opinion: I'm actually thinking about making it an allophone for both /dz/ and /z/. So feel free to pronounce it as you prefer, until I decide for good.
About the lack of /v/, you're very ceųnom! (that literally means "who-looks", and describes a person who always pays attention to everything.) That's my fault, it's just a typo.
Same for jun lida so lacev. The correct translation is "we own this house". "That house" would obviously be to lacev.
About se ga, no, ilu must not be paired with it. Ga totally substitutes the pronoun, it doesn't just go with it. So, you say mi pula ga sųo, "I stand up", and absolutely not mi pula mi ga sųo, which would be very very wrong!
About šolan, well, I have to say that Sejuvli verbs tend to be preferably transitive. In this case, though, šolan and matan have different constructions: the former is transitive, the latter is not. Therefore you say mi šola ve, but mi mata na ve.
"I'm speaking Sejuvli to you" could be literally translated as mi šola ve Sejuvli, but a native speaker would rather say mi šola ve sa Sejuvli ("I speak to you using Sejuvli") or mi šola ve cųo Sejuvli ("I speak to you in a Sejuvli manner", cfr. Esperanto mi parolas angle), in order to be more straightforward.
About the words:
feta = from the verb fetan, which is used in phrases such as "how are you?", "I'm fine".
pocųo = how?
ben = modal particle which expresses politeness.
fųe = away.
al = auxiliary particle, used with the past simple and perfect, to form the conditional mood.
gom = preposition which introduces a quantity (e.g. tei gom poga = tea in-the-quantity-of [a] cup = a cup of tea)
priša = very very, really very (strong superlative)
tei = tea
poga = cup
uğa = 1, one
pi = explicative preposition (e.g. šiva pi Roma = the city of Rome; matur pi angavli = an English teacher) [more later... ]
ljoğe = someone, some people
And in the next post... past perfect and future!