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pxay vs. txan
« on: September 05, 2011, 03:54:23 pm »
I'd like to find difference between "pxay" and "txan". First I thought that thay differs in countability, but that's probably not completely true, as "txan" has meaning of both much and many.
As I understand, "txan" can be used for both countable and uncountable nouns, like "txana swizaw vs. txana krr", whose count is finite.
"Pxay" on the other hand has meaning of very big amount, infinite.

Am I right or wrong?
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Re: pxay vs. txan
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2011, 03:56:25 pm »
pxay is for countable things (like "many" in English)
txan is for uncountable things (like "much" in English)

Your example *txana swizaw is incorrect - it should be pxaya swizaw.
« Last Edit: September 05, 2011, 03:58:23 pm by Kemaweyan »
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Re: pxay vs. txan
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2011, 04:23:14 pm »
It is what I expected before, but:

C:\WINDOWS>vrrtepcli -n pxay
Vrrtep CLI v1.92 by Tirea Aean. run 'vrrtepcli -h' for usage.
Windows version by Swoka Ikran
Standalone version

adj. many

C:\WINDOWS>vrrtepcli -n txan
Vrrtep CLI v1.92 by Tirea Aean. run 'vrrtepcli -h' for usage.
Windows version by Swoka Ikran
Standalone version

adj. great, much, many (in quantity)


Looks like we have two words for countables, and one of them is also for uncountables ???
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Re: pxay vs. txan
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2011, 12:13:43 am »
"Many" here is really a mistake as it defines pxay and not txan.  I'll notify those taking care of the dictionary....

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