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A way to proofread your sentences
« on: March 14, 2015, 06:21:43 pm »
Hello everyone,

This picture is already on the gallery since a few days, but I want a thread about it.
This picture's target is to facilitate the proofreading of the sentences you make (and maybe even your learning). I also hope that it will help reduce the most common mistakes the beginners make.
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I can edit it if there are mistakes or points to clarify.
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Re: A way to proofread your sentences
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2015, 09:08:50 am »
References like this are very useful to have. (Reminds me of the checklists my teacher gave us in my writing class, hrh.) Thank you for making this. :)
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Re: A way to proofread your sentences
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2015, 09:16:46 am »
 :D You're welcome.
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Re: A way to proofread your sentences
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2015, 11:45:18 pm »
If only it were this simple ;)

I think you have include most major grammar mistakes here. Not bad :)

I come across new learners who don't even use the correct part of speech to begin with. -- A result of searching the English dictionary and just choosing the first Na'vi word that seems to match their query, ignoring the POS.

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a good way to correct is to translate word by word the meaning
Interesting. A lot of errors seem to occur because peolpe do exactly this. They take the meaning they want to say, and then translate it word by word, giving an ... interesting Na'vi result.

A wise man once said
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Translate the Meaning, Not the Words
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EDIT: That's probably what you meant by that.

This inspires me to also think about a systematic way to analyze and verify grammar.

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Re: A way to proofread your sentences
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2015, 04:07:54 pm »
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Interesting. A lot of errors seem to occur because peolpe do exactly this. They take the meaning they want to say, and then translate it word by word, giving an ... interesting Na'vi result.
I was not clear in my explanations, sorry.
This is what I meant: A good way to correct is to translate what you wrote (from Na'vi to English) word by word, including the meaning.

Ex.: Oe lu tswayon. Intended meaning: I'm flying. I translate and this is what I get: ''I am to fly''.
So, I have to correct my sentence. I search for the way to conjugate verbs. Oh, I have to put <er> into my verb. Result: Oe tswerayon.

I will edit that. ;)
Edit: Done
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Re: A way to proofread your sentences
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2015, 07:59:34 pm »
*double post*
I just edited my work. I added the negation.
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Re: A way to proofread your sentences
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2015, 03:28:10 pm »
Txantsan, ma Vamataw!

Can you make this available as a PDF or something similar?

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Re: A way to proofread your sentences
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2015, 04:48:54 pm »
Thanks! :)

I tried to convert my PSD (I work with Photoshop) file to a PDF file. It works, but the results are disappointing. The text of the ''checklist'' appears blurry (it's still readable though), but the rest is OK. It's not beautiful, so I prefer to put that aside. :-/ Unless you have problems with .jpg files, it should be OK.
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Re: A way to proofread your sentences
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2015, 03:45:53 am »
What you could do is type that into Google Drive or Libre Office or Microsoft Word and then either export as PDF, or take a screenshot and save as image.

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