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Offline Nantang 'Rrtayä

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Help with Sentence
« on: November 02, 2010, 06:34:12 pm »
Okay, so the sentence I need for a basis is

My cat want to be a dog

Going through the [what I hope are] proper steps, it would end up:

Palulukan oeyä new futa livu nantang.

So, I currently have a small idea of how this works, so it this correct?

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Re: Help with Sentence
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010, 06:38:51 pm »
If you want to use the word futa, you also must use palulukan in agentive case - palulukanìl:

  Palulukanìl oeyä new futa livu nantang.

Or if you don't use agentive, you don't need futa here and can say just

  Palulukan oeyä new livu nantang.

Both sentences mean My "cat" wants to be a "dog" :)
« Last Edit: February 01, 2011, 11:49:50 am by Kemaweyan »
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Re: Help with Sentence
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2010, 08:27:40 pm »
Yeah, this is one of those things that just confuses me. Thanks.  ;)

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Re: Help with Sentence
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2011, 02:56:43 pm »
I agree
palulukan oeyä new futa livu nantang sounds a little weird because it is like saying that the "cat" wants that to be a "dog".
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Re: Help with Sentence
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2011, 11:38:36 am »
I agree
palulukan oeyä new futa livu nantang sounds a little weird because it is like saying that the "cat" wants that to be a "dog".

if it helps you, you could think of it as
"the "cat" wants that she were a "dog"

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Re: Help with Sentence
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2011, 07:21:57 am »
I agree
palulukan oeyä new futa livu nantang sounds a little weird because it is like saying that the "cat" wants that to be a "dog".
It actually means the same thing as the version without futa. Think of it like this: "the cat wants that" where that = "to be a dog", or "the cat wants this to-be-a-dog-thing" *. Futa on its own isn't the object, it points at the clause which is. Make sense?

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Re: Help with Sentence
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2011, 08:06:59 am »
I like the ( ) explanation.

 Palulukanìl oeyä new futa livu nantang =  Palulukanìl oeyä new ( livu nantang ) -it
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Re: Help with Sentence
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2011, 11:16:17 pm »
I like the ( ) explanation.

 Palulukanìl oeyä new futa livu nantang =  Palulukanìl oeyä new ( livu nantang ) -it

One of the best ways to explain futa, fwa, furia, etc. TMO.

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