This is the final lesson of Lein's Lesson 1.
Today I'll teach you about the switching verbs.
What a strange name!
Yup. It's separated into the on-verb and off-verb.
The on-verb "ar" means "to activate something," while the off-verb "is" does "to inactivate something."
In English, you HOLD a meeting and TURN ON a light. There are a lot of collocations the speakers of English must memorize.
In Arka, to the contrary, you can mean these collocations only with "ar" and "is": "ar ata" means "hold a meeting," while "ar pam" does "turn on a light."
Seems very useful.
"ar + DEVICE" means "to activate the device." "ar + EVENT" means "to hold the event."
Yeah, so we call "ar" the on-verb.
"is ata" means "to close a meeting," while "is pam" does "to turn off a light." "is" is called the off-verb.
You'll come to express a lot of complex sentences only with "ar" and "is" without memorizing annoying collocations.
So, what does "alia ar lein" mean :-7
I'm not a device!
I think she is very handy as she cooks and does the laundry...
Well, I've learned the grammar, I think.
Thank you. Now I know much of the grammar of Arka.
You must be tired, Shion.
And thank you to all the readers :)
You've learned the grammar of Arka.
I'll teach Arka to you in Lein's Lesson 2 with a manga created by an Arka learner. I'd appreciate if you would read the next lessons.