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Offline Athos7778

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« on: September 18, 2010, 07:10:38 am »
Why does the grammar have to be so confused? i have read the recourses but im still not getting the hang of it.
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Re: OMG
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2010, 08:15:29 am »
Why does the grammar have to be so confused? i have read the recourses but im still not getting the hang of it.

It's because we're so used to speaking English.  English is such a weird language compared to many others that people have such a hard time learning it, and conversely, those who speak English natively have a hard time learning another language.

Just keep at it and you'll get it. ;)


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Re: OMG
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2010, 09:02:33 am »
Learning a new language is always tough to start with (It took me about about 3 readthroughs of Na'vi an a Nutshell just to begin to understand everything). Just keep going though, and you'll begin to get the hang of it.

As Jake says in the movie, it's just repetition!


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Re: OMG
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2010, 09:40:06 am »
Why does the grammar have to be so confused? i have read the recourses but im still not getting the hang of it.

Believe me, grammar of my native language is waaay tougher ;) Just don't give up and keep practicing on a regular basis!
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Re: OMG
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2010, 09:41:16 am »
If it helps, try thinking of it logistically...

Like, how would this work if I did this, and so on...


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Re: OMG
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2010, 10:19:43 am »
Why does the grammar have to be so confused? i have read the recourses but im still not getting the hang of it.

Mawey, ma tsmuktu.  It can be frustrating learning a new language if you focus on all the things you don't know yet.  Try this:  Focus on one grammar rule at a time, and then figure out what things you can now say, having learned that rule.

Tìkenong:  If you've learned the ergative [ -(ì)l ] and accusative [ -it/-t(i) ] case markers, the pronoun oe, and maybe five or six verbs and nouns, you can create a few easy sentences.

Oe-l tse'a ikran-it.
Oe-l taron yerik-it.
Oe-l tspang Sawtute-t

That's how i got started.  It just takes some tìmweypey, ma 'eylan.  The Hometree didn't grow in a day ;)  Just take little steps, one at a time, and you'll get there.
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Re: OMG
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2010, 10:23:26 am »
Believe me, grammar of my native language is waaay tougher ;) Just don't give up and keep practicing on a regular basis!

Yeah.. I even don't know all rules, speak and write intuitively ;D
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Re: OMG
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2010, 10:24:17 am »
I just get so confused with the danged word order. And Spanish doesn't help because half the time I mix the languages together.

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Re: OMG
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2010, 10:33:41 am »
Yeah.. I even don't know all rules, speak and write intuitively ;D

I don't even know what I would do without spellcheck software ;D

The Hometree didn't grow in a day

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Re: OMG
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2010, 10:45:48 am »
Ngaru irayo seiyi, ma Sireayä mokri.  I'm glad you liked it.  I was going back and forth between that and, "The ikran cannot fly on his first day"—but then, for all i know, an ikran can fly the day it's born  :P
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Re: OMG
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2010, 10:58:20 am »
but then, for all i know, an ikran can fly the day it's born  :P

I didn't know about it. Where did you get that?
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Re: OMG
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2010, 11:01:28 am »
but then, for all i know, an ikran can fly the day it's born  :P

I didn't know about it. Where did you get that?

That's what i mean, i don't know; i was just guessing that an ikran can't fly the day it's born.  But since i wasn't sure, i made the statement about Hometree instead—as i'm reasonably certain it took a while for the Hometree to grow ;)
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Re: OMG
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2010, 11:05:44 am »
That's what i mean, i don't know; i was just guessing that an ikran can't fly the day it's born.  But since i wasn't sure, i made the statement about Hometree instead—as i'm reasonably certain it took a while for the Hometree to grow ;)

I see. Anyway, the one with hometree is better, tì'efumì oeyä :)
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Re: OMG
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2010, 11:13:13 am »
That's what i mean, i don't know; i was just guessing that an ikran can't fly the day it's born.  But since i wasn't sure, i made the statement about Hometree instead—as i'm reasonably certain it took a while for the Hometree to grow ;)

I see. Anyway, the one with hometree is better, tì'efumì oeyä :)

I thought so, too.  And, as an added bonus, it mirrors the English expression "Rome wasn't built in a day."
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Re: OMG
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2010, 11:17:57 am »
I thought so, too.  And, as an added bonus, it mirrors the English expression "Rome wasn't built in a day."

In Russian we say "Москва не сразу строилась" - Moscow wasn't built at once ;D
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