Would you say, perhaps,

I had some nominal value

In your life? A distraction,

A heart always too warm

Too soft, too eager to

Forgive? There is no way

For me to find the off

Switch, I’m all flowers and

Fluff and fawn eyes and I

Keep wishing there was

Enough of me to make

You want to stay, instead

I watch the smolder of a

Ruin–my forest fire soul

Swallows the lightning of

Destruction, I am still

Choking on the smoke

Word Of The Day 9/24/18

Selenophile

Pronounced: Se-Le-No-Phile

***Derived from Greek Mythology. Selene is the goddess of the moon, the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia. The myth states she drives her moon chariot accross the heavens. She is regarded as the actual personification of the moon itself.

Definition: One who loves the Moon, one who is attracted to the moon.

Verbs: Past Tense

If the last vowel in a stem is ㅏ or ㅗ (this includes rare cases of the last vowel being ㅑ or ㅛ) you add ~아 followed by the remainder of the grammatical principle. (The only exception is “하.” If the last syllable in a stem is “하“, ~여 must be added to the stem followed by the remainder of the grammatical principle instead of ~아). If the last vowel in a stem is anything but ㅏ or ㅗ you add ~어 followed by the remainder of the grammatical principle.

When conjugating to the past tense, we need to add “~았/었다” to the stem of a word (or 였다 in the case of 하다). Following the rule above, ~았다 is added to words with the last vowel being ㅗ or ㅏ and ~었다 is added to words with the last vowel being anything but ㅏ or ㅗ. Finally, ~였다 is added to words with the last syllable being “하” or or a more common way is to change “하” to “해” and add ~ㅆ다 . For example:


Present tense: 나는 밥을 먹고있다- I am eating food

Past tense: 나는 밥을 먹었다- I ate food

Present tense: 나는 벛꽃을 보고있다- I am looking at the cherry blossoms

Past tense: 나는 벛꽃을 보았다 (봤다)- I saw the cherry blossoms (봤다 is the                        shorted version of 보았다 and the more preferred version)

Present tense: 나는 공부를 하고있다- I am studying

Past tense: 나는 공부를 하였다/했다- I studied (하였다 is rarely used and 했다 is preferred. 하였다 is language a king would use and it’s very posh 😂)

Vocab List: Chuseok Vocab

Word of the Day - Bread

Swedish - Bröd
Faroese - Breyð
Icelandic - Brauð
Norwegian - Brød
Frisian - Bôle
German - Brot
Portuguese - Pão
Italian - Pane
Russian - Хлеб
Spanish - Pan
Old English - Hlāf
Afrikaans - Brood
Bavarian - Brod
Welsh - Bara
North Frisian - Bruad
Irish - Arán
Galician - Pan
Mirandese - Pan
Sicilian - Pani
Swahili - Mkate
Scots - Breid
Low Saxon - Brood
Luxembourgish - Brout
Colognian - Brut
Aragonese - Pan
Breton - Bara
Catalan - Pa
Estonian - Leib