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Offline Java

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sentence check
« on: February 25, 2010, 10:07:40 pm »
wrote several more sentences, feedback is appreciated.

Oe-l y-ìm-om oe-yä palulukanti.
I ate my pululukan.

Oe-l mllte nga-hu.
 I agree with you.

Nga-l fpìl poan-ti lu skxawng.
You think he is a moron.

Olo'eyktan lu oe-yä tsmukan.
The clan leader is my brother.

Oe-l tswon oe-yä ikran-ti frapo-hu
I fly my ikran with everyone.

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Re: sentence check
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2010, 10:11:01 pm »
Looks correct to me.

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Re: sentence check
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2010, 10:16:42 pm »
Nga-l fpìl poan-ti lu skxawng.
You think he is a moron.

I think, grammatically, this needs to be "You think that he is a moron," which would be

Nga-l fpìl fì'ut a poan lu skawng

And, of course, you don't really need to say poan unless there would be some confusion if you just used po.

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Re: sentence check
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2010, 11:45:38 pm »
Irayo ma tigermind sì menari, i wasn't sure about the sentence "You think that he is a moron" so irayo for the correction.

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Re: sentence check
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2010, 12:39:26 am »
you can also shorten fì'ut a to futa if you want. [source]

now I'm not 100% sure on this but if mllte is intransitive (i.e. has no object), then you don't need the ERG suffix on oe

oe mllte ngahu

someone wiser than me can confirm though I'm sure.

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Re: sentence check
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2010, 12:49:28 am »
I'm pretty sure it's intransitive.  Even if it were transitive, it would be being used in an intransitive case there, so you are correct no -l.

Also, hope you don't mind me moving this to the beginners section.  These are still relatively basic, and it would probably help others learning to see examples and comments on them.
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Re: sentence check
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2010, 09:02:24 am »
you can also shorten fì'ut a to futa if you want. [source]

now I'm not 100% sure on this but if mllte is intransitive (i.e. has no object), then you don't need the ERG suffix on oe

oe mllte ngahu

someone wiser than me can confirm though I'm sure.

Will
I'm pretty sure it's intransitive.  Even if it were transitive, it would be being used in an intransitive case there, so you are correct no -l.

Also, hope you don't mind me moving this to the beginners section.  These are still relatively basic, and it would probably help others learning to see examples and comments on them.

Ah ok I wasn't sure whether mllte was intransitive or not, now I know irayo.

 

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