Friulian language series: how to learn Friulian online

You will find below different resources available online which you may use to learn the Friulian language on your own. I continue to add to this list as more resources are uncovered; if you have a suggestion for me to consider adding, please write to me. When it comes to the Friulian language, you are faced with a very limited range of materials with which … Continue reading Friulian language series: how to learn Friulian online

Friulian language series: verb conjugation tables

Different Friulian verbs have been conjugated in table form in the various posts of this site. To help you locate them, you will find links below pointing to the posts where they appear. The number following each verb indicates the verse at which you will find the conjugation table. For instance, if the verb is followed by 5, scroll down to the notes at verse … Continue reading Friulian language series: verb conjugation tables

Friulian language series: names of parts of the human head

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 Friulian language series: names of parts of the human head

Friulian language series: how to count (cardinal numbers)

You will find Friulian cardinal numbers listed below. Friulian ordinal numbers 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 vincjetrê … Continue reading Friulian language series: how to count (cardinal numbers)

Friulian language series: 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 language series: direct and indirect object pronouns

Friulian language series: possessive adjectives

This post summarises how to say in Friulian such instances as il gno popul (my people), il to non (your name), i tiei nemîs (your 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 language series: possessive adjectives

Friulian language series: present indicative of the 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 ai or simply o ai; you have may be expressed as tu tu âs or tu âs; he has may be expressed … Continue reading Friulian language series: present indicative of the verb vê

Friulian language series: present indicative of the 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; you are may be expressed as tu tu sês or tu sês; he is may be expressed … Continue reading Friulian language series: present indicative of the verb jessi

Friulian language series: contractions (prep. + def. art.)

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 Friulian language series: contractions (prep. + def. art.)