Lingwa de planeta

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This here is a free wikibook on the Lingwa de planeta conlang (Lidepla for short).
The authors will be glad to receive some contribution, like your opinion in the talk page, or some improvements of English in the text, or some ideas for exercises.

The book is going to consist of 10 lessons, each containing some grammar explanation, some translation exercises, a little text with coments, some useful phrasesone may need for maintaining a talk. Also you will find some information about one of languages on which the Lidepla conlang is based and read a "The litte prince" fragment in that language (with transcription), and also there is a list of words, borrowed from that language.


Reference grammar


Lidepla language: characteristic features.
Alphabet and pronunciation.
Lesson 1. Simple sentence
Basic verb form and personal prononuns.
Negation, questions and answers, emphasizing particle 'ya'.
Past tense and future tense particles.
Etiquette: acquaintance.
Language in focus: English.
Lesson 2. Compound sentence
Pronouns as an object.
Question words, indication words.
Modal verbs.
Emphasizing particles "hi" and "ku".
Etiquette: "Where are you from?"
Language in focus: Chinese.
Lesson 3. Nouns and adjectives
Verb "bi / es / bin"
Adjective as an attribute
Verbs of availability (ye, yok, hev)
Posessive adjectives and pronouns.
Particles "gro-" and "-ki"
Etiquette: "Good afternoon!", "How are you?"
Language in focus: Spanish and Portuguese
Lesson 4. Verb particles
Expression of commands, requests, wishes
Action time specification
Aspec prefixes
Transition particles
Etiquette ("Thank you!", "Pardon?")
Language in focus: Arabic
Lesson 5. Expression of number
Exact number (Numerals)
Not exact number
Time specification
Dates, seasons
Periods of time
Measurements, cost
Etiquette: question about the age
Language in focus: hindi
Lesson 6. Adverbs; comparison; different class words function
Adjectives and verbs in function of a noun
Nouns with the doer and object meannings
Nouns relating the quality
Attribute expression
Etiquette: weather
Language in focus: Russian
Lesson 7. The system of compound pronouns and adverbs; prepositions and adverbs of situation and motion
Compound pronouns system
Situation prepositions
Motion prepositions
Etiquette ("How do I get to ...?")
Language in focus:Japanese
Lesson 8. Verb structures
Special verbs
Passive voice
Act combination
Relation prepositions
Language in focus: german
Lesson 9. Wordformation
Prefixes, suffixes
Word combination
Language in focus: French
Lesson 10. Systematized vocabulary


This wikibook is the translation of the corresponding Russian book.