'TRANSITIONAL ENGLISH FOR EVERYONE: TRANSLATORS' WORKING TEXT FOR ALL LANGUAGES'


'Lesson Four'

'CONTENTS'

'AFFIRMATIONS, QUESTIONS, AND RESPONSES':

'An affirmation:

Ay köl hi an télûfown.
(I call he on telephone.)
' .'

'A question:

Ay köl hi an télûfown?'
(I call he on telephone?)
' ?'

'A response:

(a) Yes, yu köl hi an télûfown.
(Yes, you call he on telephone.)
' .'

'or',

(b) No, yu nat köl hi an télûfown.
(No, you not call he on telephone.)
' .'

Notice: 'Each question is based on an affirmation. Once the affirmation is identified it can be switchedTulip into a question by raising the voice at the end of the sentence. But notice, that the order of the words remains the same in Transitional English.'

'In normal English, the question is': (You go to work

tomorrow?) ' ?'

'The understood affirmation is': (You go to work tomorrow.)

' .'

'The question in Transitional English has the following form': Yu go tu wrk tûmárow?

'All questions that expect a one-word answer, (yes, no), follow this form.'

'Practice the following affirmations by changing them into questions in Transitional English':


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