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Difference between fko and 'awpo?
« on: December 26, 2011, 08:49:05 pm »
I looked and saw that fko was listed as one (a person or thing, not the number) and that 'awpo was defined as one person or thing.  Can anyone tell me what the difference is or maybe give an example of how you would use both of them?
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Re: Difference between fko and 'awpo?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2011, 09:13:23 pm »
I looked and saw that fko was listed as one (a person or thing, not the number) and that 'awpo was defined as one person or thing.  Can anyone tell me what the difference is or maybe give an example of how you would use both of them?

Fko is general.  Most of the time in English, we say, "you ..." for this.  "One doesn't say that" sounds a bit old-fashioned these days.  'Awpo refers to one, specific individual.

 Fkol ke yarmom teylut fìtseng. One didn't eat teylu here (i.e., people in general).
 'Awpol ke yarmon teylut fìtseng. One didn't eat teylu here (i.e., one particular person or critter)
'Awa lì'fya ke tam kawkrr.
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Re: Difference between fko and 'awpo?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2011, 09:15:41 pm »
Irayo.  Totally makes sense now...
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Re: Difference between fko and 'awpo?
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2011, 02:58:28 pm »
Also, fko is used to create passive voice.

Fkol ke yom teylut fìtseng.
Teylu is not eaten here.
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Re: Difference between fko and 'awpo?
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2011, 09:07:12 pm »
Also, fko is used to create passive voice.

Fkol ke yom teylut fìtseng.
Teylu is not eaten here.

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