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Affixes! (The reason Esperanto works)

Hey everyone,

I was lent a copy of Winnie the Pooh in Esperanto and I have the Wizard of Oz on my tablet. I've been trying to learn a bit by jumping into reading, but was hitting snags. I kept coming across words that I didn't recognize and couldn't find. After a while I'd realize that I was staring at an affix. I keep missing the forest for the tree here. I shot over to Memrise and found some affix courses. This one seemed pretty good with 41 affixes.

http://www.memrise.com/course/221437/ace-affixes-like-a-nativetm/

Isolating them has helped me in understanding them greatly. The good doctor used quite a bit of my beloved Latin in making these and that makes me smile.

April 14, 2016

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sevenseacat

All the Esperanto "like a native" courses on Memrise are pretty awesome - I found the correlatives one also really useful :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amuzulo

You kept missing the arbaro for the arbo? I just couldn't resist... ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danielconcasco

Why yes! That works just perfectly.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jirka92122

Ne ĉiu aro de arboj estas arbaro. Iuj estas arbaraĉoj. Iuj eĉ estas arbaraĉetoj. Kiam oni dehakas tiun arbaraĉeton, oni kreas eksarbaraĉeton.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jirka92122

sed arbaraĉeto eble estas kiam vi aĉetas arbaron :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

Kaj se la arbaro estas nur iom aĉa, ĝi nur aĉetas.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jirka92122

sed kial vi aĉetus arbaron kiu aĉetas? Arbaraĉeto kiu aĉetas ne estas aĉetinda.


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    Have a ligno - er, lingot! :-)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salivanto

    I know this is blasphemy for Pooh fans, but I thought Pooh was better in translation. I especially remember a line "kiu jena?" which was much funnier in Esperanto.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/solidgitarius

    All affixes are taught right here in Duolingo. Why would you need a Memrise course for that?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danielconcasco

    I found that the affixes just weren't clicking. I kept missing obvious words because I wasn't making the connection. For a small amount of time (it's a short course) I get a big return. I had a similar problem with correlatives and found a course to reinforce it. I also haven't finished the tree. Esperanto is on the back burner right now; I really don't have the time to put serious studying into the tree.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salivanto

    "Revenu! Revenu!"


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jirka92122

    Anstataŭ paroli kun ieujwn, vi devus ekzerci vian esperanton. Eble parolu esperante kun ieujwn. :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salivanto

    Ni metu niajn kverelojn kontraux ieuwn sur la malantauxan flamingon.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jirka92122

    Jes, tiu estus la plej bona ideo. Sed iam, respondi al li estas tiel tenta, ĉu ne? :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

    Por mi, jam ne plu! Ĉar profitas nenion. Li ja ŝajne ĉiam la samon dirados, ĉu vi ion diras aŭ ne.

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