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  5. "Kepa riñe jorrāelza."

"Kepa riñe jorrāelza."

Translation:The father loves the girl.

July 15, 2017



The infinitive form of the verb is: jorrāelagon

jorrāelagon [jor'raːɛ̯lagon]

perfect: jorrāeltan

v. C-fin. [High Valyrian Verb Tables: Consonant-final] to hold dear, to love; to need ( < jo- + rāelagon.)

From Dothraki Wiki: https://wiki.dothraki.org/High_Valyrian_Vocabulary


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Rytsas raqiros! Nice to see you here too... =)


Level 21 in High Valyrian is very impressive, given the short time it's been available!


Kirimvose raqiros! I am still far from reaching the middle of the course. This course, HV, and some courses as Hungarian, Turkish, and also Swahili are still difficult for me because I do not understand well the grammar, so I prefer to repeat every lesson at least 50 times during a day before to advance to the next. I will do the same with other courses that I cannot understand more than 2 or 3 phrases yet, but I need to review the lessons to can remember something. I think it is a good method to keep in mind some words, also using courses with Duolingo vocabularies on Memrise and I think it is also good to practice with Duolingo TinyCards. =)


I want to ask you a bit of a personal question. Sorry, but how do you have so much free time to spend on Duolingo?


I study languages at the university. So, it is important for me to use Duolingo to reinforce my English and Portuguese too. And sometimes I try to use Duolingo to study every English course for every language. I am using Memrise courses to do that also. =)


Ah nice! That's pretty cool!


So I decided to leave off an article as I don't believe there's been any indication that one is required in English and we haven't seen a definite or indefinite in Valyrian (yet I suppose?). It ended up being wrong with the message "You need the article 'A' here". My answer was "Father loves the girl". So my question is, what about the Valyrian sentence indicates the necessity of an article in English since the English sentence does not require an article for 'father'?


Valyrian doesn't do definiteness, so "A father loves the girl", "The father loves the girl" and "Father loves the girl" are all Kepa riñe jorrāelza and should all be accepted. The error message is because the algorithm is thinking that English grammar (not Valyrian) requires an article here. When you see things like that, report'em.


In English (and many European languages), just saying "father" is indicating a very particular father -- your own. Adding an article means you're referring to someone who is a father, but probably not your own.

I don't know if High Valyrian uses the same word for the address and the title.


You could argue that the most explicit translation of bare "Father" would be Kepa ñuha (father of-mine), but I think the ñuha can be omitted without any problems if the context makes it clear. Similar omissions appear in many of the example sentences, and I speak two pro-drop languages (Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese) where it would be natural to drop it.


Thanks! Sometimes it's hard to tell if the issue lies with the target language or with English, and moreso in this case with a conlang I'm not at all familiar with. I'll be sure to report it once it comes up again.


What is the difference between using "jorrāelza" in this sentence, and using "jorrāelzi" in "Hontesse vale jorrāelza"? I'm guessing the verb has to agree with the subject I guess, but I'm not sure subject is the right word?


Ah ok I understand now. Thank you!


Pronunciation Help:

Is is it jo-ra-el-za or jo-rael (like "hey" in english) -za



The first. Unlike English, vowels in HV have a single possible sound each ("ah" for "a", "eh" for "e", etc.) and both "e" and "o" are open, not closed. :)

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