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Volema volulo volas volendan kaj volindan volon, per volebla volilo, voli volon.

This might sound silly but I am trying to learn affixes in Esperanto and I came up with this practice. Am I doing it right?

The original unedited title: (edited thanks to many feedback) Volema volulo volas volenda kaj volinda volon al volebla volilo voli volo

March 19, 2016

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"Volema volulo volas volendan kaj volindan volon al volebla volilo volante volon." would be more errorless, but I have no idea how a immaterial tool can have wishes.

I am not good at English, but I will try to grossly approximate it: A guy of wishes (who has a tendency to have wishes) wants a wish (that deserved to be wished and must be wished), for/to a wish-able wanting tool (who is wishing wishes).

March 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/amuzulo
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Maybe a volilo is a wishing stick? :)

March 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LunjoTO

A lottery ticket?

March 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ClaesJohannson

anthropomorphic lottery ticket? Or is there a suffix for that?

March 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LunjoTO

I wasn't paying attention to the sentence. Just thinking about what a volilo might be.

March 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ClaesJohannson

Yes, a sentient wishing stick

By the way, an unrelated question: Your username, amuzulo, means, I supposed, "An amazing person". So how do I say "A person who are always / easily amazed" in one word?

March 19, 2016

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Close! Amuzulo means "fun one." :)

March 27, 2016

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Maybe a volilo is a wishing stick?

A volilo is a bottle or lamp that contains a magic genie. Every child knows this!

March 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ClaesJohannson

Thanks a lot!

I chose the "vol" because I need a ditransitive verb, a verb that takes both direct and indirect object, although none exist naturally in Esperanto. Thus I picked vol.

The conjunction I had in mind was with but I don't think kun was the right word.

** 1. Volulo volas volon

  1. Volulo volas volon al volilo

  2. Volulo volas volon al volilo voli volo **

It seems that 1 is correct and so is 2 but why 3 is not correct?

March 19, 2016

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A keen tongue-twister! (Agrabla... lang-tordilo?)

I believe that volenda, volinda, and volo are missing the -n suffix. Also, al might make more sense written as per.

Volema volulo volas volendan kaj volindan volon per volebla volilo voli volon.

Let me take a stab at its meaning:

"A wanting wisher wants a will (that's both worthy of wanting and necessary to want) using a want-able wanting-tool to want a will."

Am I close?

March 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ClaesJohannson

Yes! thanks a lot!

The core should be something like: A wisher is wishing a wish to wish.

March 29, 2016

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Ah, a wish. I was trying to avoid the word wish since I'd use deziro for that, but since volo and deziro are practically synonyms, I suppose there's nothing wrong with translating volo/voli to wish.

Volema volulo volas volendan kaj volindan volon per volebla volilo voli volon.

Having said that, here's my second translation:

"A desiring wisher wants a wish (that's worthy of desire and necessary to want) using a desirable wish-granting-tool to wish for a wish."

Sounds like what we have here is a guy who's trying to wish for more wishes!

March 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ClaesJohannson

yeayy!!!!

March 30, 2016
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