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

Present indicative of the Friulian verb JESSI

Jessi is the Friulian verb for to be. 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 am may be expressed as jo o soi or simply o soi; thou art may be expressed as tu tu sês or tu sês; he is may be expressed … Continue reading Present indicative of the Friulian verb JESSI

On Friulian contractions of a preposition and definite article

Friulian contractions of a preposition and definite article often take more than one form. In the overview below, not all variations are given; the contractions presented have been selected based on their appearance in Bibie par un popul. For instance, the preposition a + definite article la may become either a la or ae, but ae is not included below for it is not employed … Continue reading On Friulian contractions of a preposition and definite article

Genesis 1 in Friulian – Creazion

The first chapter of the book of Genesis tells of God’s creation. The Friulian text of the verses of this chapter is drawn from Bibie par un popul, made available by Glesie Furlane. Verse 1 Tal imprin Diu al creà cîl e tiere. Tal imprin (in the beginning) Diu al creà (God created) cîl e tiere (heaven and earth). Vocabulary: in (in), tal (in the), … Continue reading Genesis 1 in Friulian – Creazion