Madrac, the Friulian for ‘snake’

The masculine noun madrac is the Friulian for snake. In the Bible, the reader first encounters this noun in the first verse of Gjenesi 3, in the story of the fall of man: il madrac al jere il plui galiot (the snake was the most sly) di dutis lis bestiis de tiere (of all the beasts of the earth) che il Signôr Diu al veve … Continue reading Madrac, the Friulian for ‘snake’

Aghe, the Friulian for ‘water’

In this vocabulary-building post, the reader will study the Friulian word for water and related usages. All examples provided below will be immediately useful in the learner’s own use of Friulian. The Friulian for water is the feminine noun aghe; this word is read aloud in the first video below, at minute 0:37. The plural form is aghis; this plural is read aloud in the … Continue reading Aghe, the Friulian for ‘water’

How to ask 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 ye (second-person plural), that the reader may eliminate all doubt in his mind as to which form he is dealing with in the Friulian questions. For instance, duarmistu? is rendered art thou sleeping?; … Continue reading How to ask questions in Friulian

Imni dal Friûl – Anthem of Friûl

The anthem of Friûl is entitled ‘Incuintri al doman’ (text by Renato Stroili Gurisatti; music by Valter Sivilotti). The first performance of the anthem was held at the Domo di Lignan, on 6 October 2018. Below, the official lyrics of the anthem in Friulian,* with a translation of my own into English. *ARLeF Incuintri al doman In alt o fradis, o int di Aquilee, devant … Continue reading Imni dal Friûl – Anthem of Friûl

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. All Friulian material available on this very site is found here. 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 … Continue reading How to learn the Friulian language online

Friulian verb conjugation tables

Different Friulian verbs have been conjugated in table form in the various posts of this site. To help the reader locate them, he will find links below pointing to the posts where they appear. The number following each verb indicates the verse whereat the reader will find the conjugation table. For instance, should the verb be followed by 5, he must scroll down to the … Continue reading Friulian verb conjugation tables

Names of parts of the human head in Friulian

In Friulian, the human head is called il cjâf, and the head sits upon the neck, or il cuel. On the scalp grows hair; the scalp is called la piel dal cjâf. Taken literally, this means skin of the head, where la piel is the Friulian for skin. A single strand of hair is un cjaveli. All the hair on one’s scalp is referred to … Continue reading Names of parts of the human head in Friulian

How to count in Friulian (cardinal numerals)

The reader will find Friulian cardinal numerals listed below. Friulian ordinal numerals are found here (see verse 4). 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 … Continue reading How to count in Friulian (cardinal numerals)

Friulian direct and indirect object pronouns

This post 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 Friulian direct and indirect object pronouns

Friulian possessive adjectives

This post 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 Friulian possessive adjectives