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Offline Will Txankamuse

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« on: March 06, 2010, 08:58:11 pm »
txo = if

Txo new nga rivey, oehu! [source]
Come with me if you want to live.

This satisfies #1 from the wiktionary definition

It would be nice to know if we can use txo in other sentences (such as this one!) i.e. as meaning 'whether'. (#5 from the definition page)

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Re: if
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2010, 09:01:42 pm »
Although i'm not sure, i think we can (theese are synonyms as i know/see...)
... but since i'm no linguist i can be wrong (and i'm tired too...)
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Re: if
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2010, 09:06:17 pm »
Although i'm not sure, i think we can (theese are synonyms as i know/see...)

I would be very, very careful of this.  The question to ask Frommer is, how do we ask an indirect yes/no question.  Indirect statements get a direct quote, so I would take care with indirect yes-no questions.  Using if-words for that is by no means universal.
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Re: if
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2010, 09:08:48 pm »
Ah... i said that it's late (rather early...) here...
Definitely, for the yes/no questions it's better to just use srak...
"Hrrap rä'ä si olo'ur smuktuä." ; "Ke'u ke lu ngay. Frakemit tung." (Assassin's Creed)

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Offline Will Txankamuse

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Re: if
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2010, 09:10:48 pm »
The other use of 'if' doesn't always have to be a question.

I'll know if you're lying or not.

Still don't think that's txo but I might be wrong...

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