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Concerning « tup »
« on: April 05, 2012, 12:37:59 pm »
I couldn’t remember that we had an ‘official’ example how to use tup, and my dictionary told me ‘instead’ can be an adverb as well, so I was curious how to use it.

K. Pawl’s answer:


Quote from: K. Pawl, April 5, 2012
About tup: Yes, it's a conjunction. I used it only once, I think, in the video game dialog:

Lam ngay oer, fo ka ì hilvan tup na’rìng.

'I bet they'll take the river rather than the forest.'

That's obviously short for: . . . fo kayä ìlä hilvan tup kayä ìlä na’rìng.

So tup conjoins clauses, which makes it a conjunction.

I think lam ngay oer is also interesting… Never seen this conversational bit before.

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Re: Concerning « tup »
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2012, 12:47:25 pm »
lam kangay oer ;D

This actually confirms my idea of tup thus far. Great to have a confirmation.

The dictionary currently has:

conj. instead of, rather than

which imo is a good definition, consistent with what Paul says here.

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*PS: "lam ngay oer" is an interesting usage of lam which is good to have canonized as it ... appears useful (pun intended??) ;D

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Re: Concerning « tup »
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2012, 01:26:26 pm »
Irayo, though I had no doubt :)
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Re: Concerning « tup »
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2012, 02:30:08 pm »
Interesting, thanks for asking/sharing, ma Plumps! :)

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Re: Concerning « tup »
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2012, 02:35:27 pm »
Irayo!
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Re: Concerning « tup »
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2012, 11:38:22 pm »

 

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