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Cameron Nedland, Lesson 1Edit

Personal pronouns and possessive adjectives (1) Complete the following sentences by translating the English word in brackets.

1. (You) interesa me multim, sinioro Watson. Vu
2. E (you), doktoro Watson e siniore Holmes, interesa me. Vus
3. ( I ) sava vusen seriosi e exterordinari probleme. Me
4. (We) non fuma ma bonvoli sida e fuma. Nus
5. (She) observa (my) bon amike. La, men
6. Ob (he) renkontra les disdi? Lo
7. Yes, (they) visita (his) bon amike, doktoro Mortimer. Les, lon

Personal pronouns and possessive adjectives (2) Complete the following sentences by translating the English word in brackets.

1. Li hunde interesa nus: (it) nur sida e observa. Lu
2. Li familie have problemes: (they, the problems) interesa sinioro Holmes. Lus
3. (Their, male only) laboro sembla bon a me. Lon
4. (They, female only) have autoritate in Europa. Las
5. (Her) familie prefera non fuma. Lan
6. Holmes e Watson, pro quu (your) problemes interesa me? Vun
7. Ob vus sava ke lus es (my) problemes? Men

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Cameron NedlandEdit

A. In the following sentences change the present tense into the past preterite (simple past) and translate the English in brackets into Novial.
1. Li doktore tira li papere ek (his or her) poshe. (But not the doctor’s pocket.) Li doktore did tira li papere ek len poshe.
2. La dona li hunda a (her own) amikes. La did dona li hunda a sen amikes.
3. Li oldi homo mori in (their) chambre. Li oldi homo did mori in lesen chambre.
4. Me envada (her) chambre. Me did envada lan chambre.
5. Lo prisenta li fraudo a (my) amike. Lo did prisenta li fraudo a men amike.
6. La parla ofte pri (our) malediktione. La did parla ofte pri nusen malediktione.
7. Les pove ama nur (their own) filies. Les did pove ama nur sen filies.
8. Li experte data (his) manuskrite. (Not the expert’s manuscript.) Li experte did data lon manuskrite.
9. Las trakta me kom (their) amike. Las did trakta me kom sen amike.
10. Nus non es expertes ma sava (our) dokumentes. Nus non did ese expertes ma did sava nusen dokumentes.
11. Vus have laboro nur por (yourselves). Vus did have laboro nur por vus.
12. Vu renkontra li bon doktore in (his) chambre. Vu did renkontra li bon doktore in lon chambre.
13. Los non sava (themselves). Los non did sava sen.
14. Les observa (their own) chambres. Les did observa sen chambres.
15. Les ofense non li altres, ma (their own) familie. Les did ofense non li altres, ma sen familie.
B. Use endings and affixes to convert the following Novial root words to the English words indicated.
amike – female friend Amika
praktikal – practicality Praktikaleso
siniore – lady Siniora
disi – this man Diso
exakti – exactness, exactitude Exakteso

inteligenti – intelligence Ineligenteso

nome – nominal Nomal
experte – expertise Experteso
mali – evil Maleso
pluri – plurality Plureso
ti – that woman Ta