Sentence Structure


I am walking from my house to the building where I work.

Ma

I

maca

walk

novi

now

li

from

domo

house

di ma

of mine

an

to

batamo

building

ose

where

ma

I

taraba.

work

There are no articles (the, a) in Langodima. Novi indicates present tense. You can possess nouns by putting "di (pron)" after it. Pronouns do not have cases.


I accidentally killed a man in 2008.

Ma

I

se

tense indicator

bisá

killed

acidentun

accidentally

jano

person

doni

in

2008.

Se indicates past tense. The accented a is only used for past tense, and it stresses the last sound. An adjective ending in u (acidentu) can be turned into an adverb by adding an n. Adverbs come after the verb. The year 2008 is pronounced dusdiku hetsu (20+8).


We will not go to sleep tonight.

Tas

We

non

not

be

tense indicator

spata

sleep

le

this

nulito.

night

Non comes before the verb to negate it. Be indicates future tense.


Do you want to eat this apple?

Voga-sa

Do you want

mona

eat

le

this

pomeno?

apple

To ask a question, the verb comes before the pronoun. Voga means want.


Yoyleland is 2,763 miles away.

Yoylelando

Yoyleland

esa

is

ogji

far/away

dusmilu

two thousand

cescentu

seven hundred

sisdiku

sixty

fesu

three

milo

mile

The kind man is giving food to homeless people.

Jano

Person

dobru

kind

geba

give

enzo

food

an

to

gi

(plural)

jano

person

sin

without

domo

house/home