"Jiōrna!"

Translation:Welcome!

7/13/2017, 11:20:25 AM

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Diana14283

Is this "welcome" used only as a greeting, or can it be used as in "your welcome"??

7/13/2017, 11:20:25 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Zerr_
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English is the only language I'm aware of that uses "welcome" in that way, so I'll take a wild guess and say no, it can't.

7/13/2017, 1:01:36 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien
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Swahili uses "karibu" to mean both "welcome" and "you're welcome".

7/13/2017, 11:40:32 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Zerr_
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Cool, I wasn't aware of that.

7/14/2017, 2:43:52 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/PfifltriggPi

Québécois French also does it.

7/18/2017, 9:43:35 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Damboise
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even if you can say "soyez les bienvenue" it's just seems more natural for us to just say "bienvenue"

7/20/2017, 11:20:23 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/chunkylefunga

I don't know how welcomed I'd feel it someone shouted welcome at me.

8/29/2017, 12:21:51 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/SnowStorm22

Lol

8/30/2017, 8:50:50 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Lau1108
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On which syllable does the stress fall in this word?

7/21/2017, 10:22:50 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/MadLatinist

Two syllables long, stressed on the first: JIŌR-na

7/29/2017, 1:53:03 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Lau1108
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Shouldn't it be three sillables long, like ji-ōr-na? Is it in this case "iō" a diphthong or something like that?

7/30/2017, 12:35:58 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/MadLatinist

Yeah, it's a diphthong. See http://wiki.dothraki.org/High_Valyrian_Phonology (it needs to be updated, but nearly all of what I wrote there still stands.)

7/30/2017, 12:58:17 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Lau1108
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I understand. Thanks!

7/30/2017, 4:46:20 PM
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