Talk in a language you don't know

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Re: Talk in a language you don't know

Postby linguoboy » Thu 03 Jan 2013 7:41 pm

Tikolm wrote:I believe I learned that you can't have a definite article in front of a genitive thingy. Are you asking me to unlearn that? What do you want me to do?

Well, yeah, I do want you to unlearn that because you learned it wrong. What you can't have with a genitive construction is two definite articles. If both nouns are definite, the article will come between them. If only the first is, the article comes before that. If the second noun is definite but not the first, then you need to use an alternative construction.

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Re: Talk in a language you don't know

Postby Tikolm » Sat 05 Jan 2013 1:42 am

linguoboy has been quoted on Croeso i'r Gymraeg, in case she checks here.
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Re: Talk in a language you don't know

Postby flootzavut » Mon 14 Oct 2013 12:11 pm

שלום! אני מדברת עיברת.

Hello! I speak Hebrew...


(But thus far only a very little. What a fun idea for a thread, though!
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