Class notes and homework, Feb 21


Chapters 4 and 5 of the textbook introduce some very important features of Esperanto grammar: the plural ending -j, adjective-noun agreement, and the accusative ending -n — which marks the direct object of a sentence and gives Esperanto its flexible word order. Full details are in this week’s grammar handout.


  • Read pages 20-27 in the textbook and study the accompanying grammar handout.
  • On page 23, answer the questions (in the Respondu section), based on what you learn from the story (La familio) on page 22.
  • Write a paragraph or two using the vocabulary you’ve learned so far. You could describe the various members of your family, for example. Or where you live. Kie vi loĝas? Ĉu vi loĝas en arbo? (Feel free to make up details, if you like.) Kio estas en via domo? Ĉu vi havas hundon? Katon? Ĉevalon?! Kian ĉevalon vi havas?
  • Try translating the story on page 26 (En la ĉambro) into English.

Send your answers via email to hoss at lodestone dot org or bring them to class next week.