On the pronunciation of the Friulian ç

The sound of the Friulian ç is, after the English manner, that of ch in the English words church, child, chapter. Should the Friulian ç occur before a vowel, it will only come before a, o or u, and never before e or i, the reason for which is explained at the end of this entry; the Friulian ç will also appear at the end … Continue reading On the pronunciation of the Friulian ç

On the negated imperative in Friulian

By the term ‘negated imperative’, the reader will understand such utterances as kill not, rob not, let him not speak, let us not look, and so forth. This entry will detail how to form constructions of the sort in Friulian. Second-person singular: NO STA In English, second-person singular was traditionally identified by the subject pronoun thou, employed when addressing a single person on an informal … Continue reading On the negated imperative in Friulian

On asking questions in Friulian

Here the reader will find numerous instances of questions put in Friulian, with a translation into English. Observed in the English renderings below is the traditional distinction between thou (second-person singular) and you (second-person plural), that the reader may eliminate all doubt in his mind as to which form he is dealing with in the Friulian. General questions Âstu ancjemò pôre? Hast thou yet fear? … Continue reading On asking questions in Friulian

How to learn the Friulian language online

The reader will find below different outside resources available online which he may use to learn the Friulian language on his own. I continue to add to this list as more resources are uncovered; if the reader has a suggestion for me to consider adding, I ask him to write to me. What does Friulian sound like? Categories below include: Friulian courses Friulian dictionaries Friulian … Continue reading How to learn the Friulian language online

On counting in Friulian (cardinal numerals)

The reader will find Friulian cardinal numerals listed below. 0 zero 1 un 2 doi 3 trê 4 cuatri 5 cinc 6 sîs 7 siet 8 vot 9 nûf 10 dîs 11 undis 12 dodis 13 tredis 14 cutuardis 15 cuindis 16 sedis 17 disesiet 18 disevot 19 disenûf 20 vincj 21 vincjeun 22 vincjedoi 23 vincjetrê 24 vincjecuatri 25 vincjecinc 26 vincjesîs 27 vincjesiet … Continue reading On counting in Friulian (cardinal numerals)

On Friulian personal pronouns

This entry presents a summary of Friulian pronouns used as direct and indirect objects. For instance, me is the direct object in the English he will kill me; in Friulian this is expressed as lui mi coparà. Them is the direct object in the English God blessed them; in Friulian, this is expressed as Diu ju benedì. On the other hand, in the Friulian lui … Continue reading On Friulian personal pronouns

Genesis 2 in Friulian – Il paradîs dal Eden

The second chapter of the book of Genesis tells of the garden of Eden. The Friulian text of the verses of this chapter is drawn from Bibie par un popul, made available by Glesie Furlane. Verse 1 Cussì a son stâts metûts a puest il cîl e la tiere cun dutis lis lôr schiriis. Cussì a son stâts metûts a puest (so were put into … Continue reading Genesis 2 in Friulian – Il paradîs dal Eden

On Friulian possessive adjectives

This entry summarises how to say in Friulian such instances as il gno popul (my people), il to non (thy name), i tiei nemîs (thine enemies), i nestris oms (our men), lis lôr bandieris (their flags), and so forth, using possessive adjectives. The examples which appear after the table were drawn from Bibie par un popul; one example is given for each item in the … Continue reading On Friulian possessive adjectives

Present indicative of the Friulian verb VÊ

Vê is the Friulian verb for to have. In the affirmative presint indicatîf (present indicative), the tonic pronouns listed below are optional, but the atonic pronouns are mandatory and appear before the verb. For instance, I have may be expressed as jo o ài or simply o ài; thou hast may be expressed as tu tu âs or tu âs; he has may be expressed … Continue reading Present indicative of the Friulian verb VÊ