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Offline Vawmataw

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Strategy for correcting your Na'vi
« on: September 07, 2017, 07:20:25 pm »
Here is a correction strategy, adapted from strategies taught in French language schools of Canada. I'll explain what you have to do.


1. Find your verb and underline it. Check if there is an infix and isolate it. Mark the transitivity of the verb (vtr. for transitive, vin. for intransitive). It's always the first thing you do.
2. Find the subject (if there is any visible) and mark it with the letter s. Link it with its corresponding verb.
3. Find the object of the verb, if there is any. Draw an arrow that starts from the verb to the object. Check the ending of your object. If you use -ti with an intransitive verb, something needs to be corrected.
Once you've indentified the main components, you have to proofread the other elements of the sentence, if there is any.
4. If you find fula, futa, furia, fwa or a single a, separate the a from the rest (fw-, ful-, fut-, furi-). You'll get two clauses. The clause that's attached to a must be isolated with two slashes. This way you'll be able to identify the main sentence and the other sub-sentences.
5. If you find an adjective, link it to the noun it modifies. No link is needed if the adjective is alone.
6. If you find the prefix me+, pxe+, ay+, pe+ or mì, ro, ìlä, nuä, etc. preceding a noun or pronoun, check the first letter. It may be lenited.
7. What you put between parentheses is a phrase that modifies the sentence. It usually gives a moment, a place or a manner. That can be isolated to help you decode the sentence.

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Re: Strategy for correcting your Na'vi
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 02:17:08 am »
Are those the symbols used in Canada for grammar analysis? In the Netherlands a very similar system is in use, but literally all of the symbols are different ;)
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Re: Strategy for correcting your Na'vi
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 10:57:25 am »
Yeah, similar system is here used too :)

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Re: Strategy for correcting your Na'vi
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 04:54:18 pm »
Are those the symbols used in Canada for grammar analysis? In the Netherlands a very similar system is in use, but literally all of the symbols are different ;)
Yes they are. It's not exactly how it works, but it gives an idea.

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Re: Strategy for correcting your Na'vi
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 09:44:15 am »
Right with you as far as "your'.
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Re: Strategy for correcting your Na'vi
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2017, 01:48:35 pm »
Quite interesting. As far as I remember my school days, it looks like sentence analysis, when we marked all words by it's class number, and no other marking.
However, I would call it strategy for decoding the sentence - as written in step 7. Correcting should be described a little different way - and IMHO describing all possible rules would be quite big project.
Anyway - nice starting point for beginners!
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Re: Strategy for correcting your Na'vi
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2017, 02:41:26 pm »
Are those the symbols used in Canada for grammar analysis? In the Netherlands a very similar system is in use, but literally all of the symbols are different ;)
I don't really know the Dutch versions for correcting grammar specifically, are you getting at the Methode Paardekooper?
Because that's what comes to mind first thinking about disecting grammar, used that ever since I've had Dutch grammar lessons.

 

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