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Friendly Chat

This lesson covers common conversation topics, using questions, comments, and responses you're likely to hear in everyday speech.  There are five sections to this lesson: Greetings, Etiquette, Simple Requests, Simple Responses, and Opinions.  Each section contains ten examples.

For information on how to pronounce Primal (either by the pronunciation guides, or by the script itself), see the (basic) Alphabet lesson.

Greetings

  • Hello. nuQix. (n'dthihsh, "indefinite greetings.")
  • What's happening?: kr ,ly. (kur lee, "what do.")
  • How's it going?: Ww su kr. (wooh s'kur, "it containing what.")
  • How are you doing?: Yw su kr. (yooh s'kur, "you containing what.")
  • Good morning. zi Qix. (zih dthihsh, "morning greetings.")
  • Good afternoon. Hav Qix. (khhav dthihsh, "afternoon greetings.")
  • Good evening. qOv Qix. (thallv dthihsh, "evening greetings.")
  • Good night (sleep well). xwfTy. (shoohf-tsee, "sleep great.")
  • Good luck! zgTy. (zohw-tsee, "destiny great.")
  • Goodbye. nuYCz. (n'yauwz, "indefinite split-apart.")

Etiquette

  • My name is (name). Wy xF su [name],. (wee shay s'[name], "me be-named [name].")
  • Thank you. Wy qw pw Yw. (wee thooh pooh yooh, "me thank-for to-target you.")
  • You're welcome (I'm grateful). Wy su fSp. (wee s'farp, "me containing appreciation.")
  • I'm sorry (my condolences). Wy XSz. (wee zharz, "me sympathize.")
  • I'm sorry (my apologies). Wy fSq. (wee farth, "me apologize.")
  • Please excuse me. zu me hwj kr. (z'meh hoohch kur, "imperative pardon exclusive-or what.")
  • Please forgive me. zu jb hwj kr. (z'choar hoohch kur, "imperative forgive exclusive-or what.")
  • That was my fault. RuHuj mwj Wy. (r'khhuhch moohch wee, "this error owned-by me.")
  • Please? zu ,ly hwj kr. (z'lee hoohch kur, "imperative do exclusive-or what.")
  • Correction (whoops). hGv. (hohlv, "correction.")

Simple Requests

  • Help! zu kam. (z'kam, "imperative help.")
  • Who (or what) are you? Yw suj kr. (yooh suj kur, "you member-of what.")
  • What is your name? Yw xF su kr. (yooh shay s'kur, "you be-named containing what.")
  • Come closer. zu JET. (z'jelts, "imperative approach.")
  • Leave me alone. zu vox pwj Wy. (z'vosh poohch wee, "imperative leave from-source me.")
  • Give it to me. zu ,lux pw Wy. (z'luhsh pooh wee, "imperative give to-target me.")
  • Continue. zu quxly. (z'thush-lee, "imperative present-continuous do.")
  • Please explain? krky. (kur-kee, "what cute.")
  • Do you like that? Yw qON hwj kr. (yooh thallng hoohch kur, "you enjoy exclusive-or what.")
  • Can you speak Primal? Yw ,lrmy Wi kulUf hwj kr. (yooh lur-mee wih k'lulf hoohch kur, "you talk able with proper language exclusive-or what.")

Simple Responses

  • Yes. Wr. (wur, "yes.")
  • No. RuH. (ruhkhh, "no.")
  • Maybe (possibly, perhaps). nunr. (n'nr, "indefinite might.")
  • Good (well). nuTy. (n'tsee, "indefinite good.")
  • Not bad (okay). numa. (n'ma, "indefinite moderate.")
  • Poor (somewhat). nuHy. (n'khhee, "indefinite poor.")
  • Of course. nuny. (n'nee, "indefinite naturally.")
  • I don't know. Wy kFnXr. (wee kayn-zhur, "me know-about lacking.")
  • I understand. Wy jPf. (wee chairf, "me understand.")
  • I don't understand. Wy jPfXr. (wee chairf-zhur, "me understand lacking.")

Opinions

  • I am happy. Wy su mrN. (wee s'murng, "me containing happiness.")
  • I am unhappy. Wy su mrNXr. (wee s'murng-zhur, "me containing happiness lacking.")
  • I don't care. Wy fyXr. (wee fee-zhur, "me care-about lacking.")
  • That's beautiful. Ww su mrf. (wooh s'murf, "it containing beauty.")
  • That's stupid. Ww su jrjXr. (wooh s'church-zhur, "it containing intelligence lacking.")
  • I like that. Wy qON. (wee thallng, "me enjoy.")
  • I dislike that. Wy mGj. (wee mohwch, "me dislike.")
  • I agree. Wy kPx. (wee kairsh, "me agree-about.")
  • I disagree. Wy DGq. (wee dzohlth, "me disagree-about.")
  • I don't want to know. Wy kFnDyXr. (wee kayn-dzee-zhur, "me know-about desiring lacking.")

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