Windermere/Memrise

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A hypothetical Duolingo course, "Windermere for English speakers"

Accent: Standard Bjeheondian, with Wiebian /r/.

Checkpoint 1

Basics

Sentences of the form

  • X mot Y [te X' mot Y'] = X is a Y, [and X' is a Y']
  • X die mot Y, [PRON mot Y'] = X is not a Y, [PRON is a Y']

where

  • X, X' = a pronoun, a NAME, or combinations thereof
    • NAME =
      • male: Fron, Afnin, Lachmat, Tăbich
      • female: Crălü, Săbur, Fănas, Lăyech, Săfley
      • unisex: Hăyad, Inthar
  • Y, Y' = one of
    • noaf = man or boy
    • ĭmnoaf = men or boys
    • sămeang = woman or girl
    • ĭmsămeang = women or girls

Phrases

  • Seth ya...
    • Seth ya łen. = Hello (familiar, to one male)
    • Seth ya łes. = Hello (familiar, to one female)
    • Seth ya łănam. = Hello (familiar, to multiple people)
    • Seth ya łen, [Hăyad/Fron/Afnin/Lachmat/Tăbich]. = Hello, [name].
    • Seth ya łes, [Crălü/Săbur/Fănas/Lăyech/Săfley]. = Hello, [name].
    • Seth ya Pra. = Hello (formal)
    • Seth ya tsor. = Hello, everyone.
  • Fĭ Ĭmnutsach ya...
    • Seth ya Pra! Fĭ Ĭmnutsach ya Pra! = Hello! Hello to you, too!
    • Seth ya łen/łes, [appropriate name]!
    • Fĭ Ĭmnutsach ya łen/łes, [appropriate name]!
  • De! = Hi!
  • Șa tĭșuay, [name]! = Goodbye, [name]!
  • Nüng bloy! = See you soon
  • Yu! = See ya!
  • Clăduang tguay (łen/łes/łănam/Pra). = Welcome.
  • Clăduang tguay [name]. = Welcome, [name].
    • Clăduang tguay mi Duolingo. = Welcome to Duolingo.
  • Tuath! = Thank you
  • Tuath șir! = Thank you very much
  • Pămrang rie! = No worries
  • Ngith to! = Have fun!
  • Ra seaf (șa łen/łes/łănam)? = How's it going? (informal)
    • Seaf to șa rie = I'm good
  • Ran thbam Pra/Impra? = How are you? (formal)
    • Thbam rie to = I am well.
  • Tung wăsma łen/łes/Pra ra? = What's your name?
  • Tung wăsma rie [NAME] = My name is [NAME].
  • Șăcdoc șa placlich = Nice to meet you./Nice to know you.
  • Mĭtsămchean = Please
  • Wăha. = Yes.
  • Tieth. = No.

Definite article

Indefinites have a specific vs nonspecific distinction which will be introduced later.

  • Sentences with no object: SUBJECT VERB
  • Sentences with a definite direct object: SUBJECT VERB DO
  • Sentences with a definite prepositional object: SUBJECT VERB PP
  • SUBJECT = one of: rie, łen, łes, Pra, ien, ies, fid, tsa, bang, łănam, Impra, ănam, ĭmfid, ăma/ma, ep/pa, fĭ croth, fĭ noaf, fĭ sămeang, + the following:
    • flüec = brother
    • eay = sister
    • fĭ chäth = the child
    • fĭ thaw = the dog
    • fĭ łar = the cat
    • fĭ rüech = the bird
    • fĭ thof = the fish
  • VERB = one of
    • ruay 'has'
    • tsrin 'eats'
    • hür 'drinks'
    • thmeac (ło) 'sleeps'
    • ăthămflü 'wakes up'
    • seaf (fa/șa) 'walks/goes'
    • drel (fa/șa) 'comes'
    • plang (ło/mi) 'is standing'
    • dur (ło/mi) 'is sitting'
    • tol (ło/mi) 'is lying'
    • ruay ched (mi) 'lives'
    • poar (fa) 'likes'
    • că'üs 'loves'
    • thcum 'reads'
    • lăchier 'writes'
    • roan (șa) 'waits'
    • briets 'speaks'
  • DO = one of rie, łen, łes, Pra, ien, ies, fid, tsa, bang, łănam, Impra, ănam, imfid, ăma/ma, ep/pa, fi croth, fi noaf, fi sămeang, + the following:
    • fĭ blon 'the water'
    • fĭ hămir 'the milk'
    • fĭ chrăfas 'the apple'
    • fĭ trung 'the book'
    • fĭ răłing 'the banana'
    • răsu 'meat'
    • panol 'vegetables'
    • mud 'fruit'
  • PP = one of

Plurals

Adjectives

Yes/no-questions

Food 1

Animals 1

Checkpoint 2

Demonstratives

Specific

Possession

"There is"

Colors

Clothing

Verbs 1

Present Progressive

Prepositions 1

Numbers 1

What-questions

Checkpoint 3