Logona Vagahau Totou Tohi Niue

March 6, 2009

Day Two

Filed under: Daily Words and Grammar — by esperantist @ 10:59
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Fakaalofa lahi atu - 

 

It is the second day of my Niue daily studies.

Here are today’s words and grammar points…

 

1.  Logona - To hear; to sense correctly; to understand

2.  Vagahau - To speak

3.  Totou - To read

4.  Tohi - To write

5.  Niue - Behold the coconut! (also the name of the island itself ;))

 

Grammar points…

1.  There is one official article: “ko e“, which is used as both the indefinite and definite article (the, a/an). However, an abbreviation of “taha – one”, “ha” is used for the indefinite article (a/an) sometimes..

2.  Proper names take “ko” before them in the nominative case.

3.  With the conjunction, “mo - and”, “ko” is dropped.

 

See, even with grammar you are learning some vocabulary!

As the amount of vocabulary builds, I plan to try to create some sentences for practice as well!

 

Koe kia,

-Brian

 

P.S. — Can you figure out what the title of my blog means? ;)

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3 Comments »

  1. Saluton Espeantist!

    Although International Mother Language Day is now over, you may be interested in the contribution, made by the World Esperanto Association, to UNESCO’s campaign for the protection of endangered languages.

    The following declaration was made in favour of Esperanto, by UNESCO at its Paris HQ in December 2008. http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=38420&URL_DO=DO_PRINTPAGE&URL_SECTION=201.html

    The commitment to the campaign to save endangered languages was made, by the World Esperanto Association at the United Nations’ Geneva HQ in September.
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eR7vD9kChBA&feature=related or http://www.lernu.net

    I hope that you do not mind me passing on this information

    Comment by Brian Barker — March 6, 2009 @ 15:54 |Reply

  2. It is interesting to know if you are Niuean.

    Comment by A.M — June 17, 2009 @ 22:01 |Reply

    • Hello -

      I am not Niuean; I am just an American who thinks Niue is a really interesting and fun country!

      Thanks for reading,
      Brian

      Comment by esperantist — July 9, 2009 @ 21:16 |Reply


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