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"Such" ... ( --?-> fìtxan )
« on: February 01, 2011, 08:43:09 am »
I'm not so sure not fìtxan means exactly.

Is it nìtxan or txan with focusing on "this" - a thing descripting?



What about the "such" here,

    His friends with laugh at him for bonding with such a fool.

is it fìtxan exactly, or with a bit difference and requires a new word? (like "truly" vs. "really")
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Re: "Such" ... ( --?-> fìtxan )
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011, 09:06:34 am »
I'm not so sure not fìtxan means exactly.

Is it nìtxan or txan with focusing on "this" - a thing descripting?

It is for adjectives (see the Sar, Fìtxan canon example).


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What about the "such" here,

    His friends with laugh at him for bonding with such a fool.

Your best bet is probably to use the prenoun fne- "type (of), sort (of)" with .  So, fìfneskxawng "this sort of moron."
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Re: "Such" ... ( --?-> fìtxan )
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2011, 06:00:09 pm »
Also, we have the adjective nafì’u, or does that not apply here?

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Re: "Such" ... ( --?-> fìtxan )
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2011, 07:28:16 am »
Also, we have the adjective nafì’u, or does that not apply here?

I think nafì'u can't be used with persons.
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Re: "Such" ... ( --?-> fìtxan )
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2011, 08:34:03 am »
Also, we have the adjective nafì’u, or does that not apply here?

I think nafì'u can't be used with persons.
Use 'u for people have a sense of insulting, and I think "such" is not na anything, nor simply "sort of"..
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Re: "Such" ... ( --?-> fìtxan )
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2011, 02:57:09 am »
Also, we have the adjective nafì’u, or does that not apply here?

I think nafì'u can't be used with persons.

Right! I didn’t think of that…
Hm, makes one wonder whether there is another set for person then, *nafìpo?

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Re: "Such" ... ( --?-> fìtxan )
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2011, 03:00:18 am »
Also, we have the adjective nafì’u, or does that not apply here?

I think nafì'u can't be used with persons.

Right! I didn’t think of that…
Hm, makes one wonder whether there is another set for person then, *nafìpo?



I think "such" is not na anything, nor simply "sort of"..
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Re: "Such" ... ( --?-> fìtxan )
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2011, 06:54:52 am »
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In my opinion you should say someone so fool instead of such a fool.
Then you'll be able to say tuteo a lu fìtxan skxawng
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Re: "Such" ... ( --?-> fìtxan )
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2011, 10:09:27 am »
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In my opinion you should say someone so fool instead of such a fool.
Then you'll be able to say tuteo a lu fìtxan skxawng
This might be too long..
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