Hints for writing Glosa

* What speeded up my Glosa most, was in attempting to use the language to get the particular meaning I wanted. This happened when I attempted to retell well-known children's stories in Glosa.

* When writing a sentence aim for balance in your style and a good sound in the words: a well written sentence should flow, and the relationship of the parts of the sentence should be immediately apparent to a reader.

* Edit what you have written: it should look, feel and sound good. On reading your Glosa sentence out aloud, it should sound good and remind you of the thoughts that were in your mind when you wrote it.

* When choosing words, to express your ideas, Glosa works best if you avoid derivative and metphoric vocabulary, and select the actual root words that express the particular idea.

* Is it too much to say that, in Glosa, cliched thinking and national language idiom are out? Such non-literal language varies from culture to culture, and does not translate well; in the arena of global communication cliche and idiom are just bad style. If non-literal language cannot be avoided, it can be marked off using an agreed convention, such as placing asterisks around it:

   e.g. Yesterday, it was raining cats and dogs, and we got wet through.
        Pa-di, u meteo pa pluvi *plu felis e plu kanis* e na pa gene
           kompleti ge-hidro.

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