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"Are those the birds?"

Translation:Koni hontesse issi?

July 16, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/trj820

Why are we using the inanimate to describe a bird?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F

Someone suggested it's less a matter of animate/inanimate and more a matter of human/not human. I'd love to hear DJP explain it.


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

You can use either with nonhuman animals, depending on your views on animals. I use the animate about them :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CaitlinOBr2

I have this category as "inanimate + birds", and assume it's a cultural distinction amongst Dothraki. Would also love to hear DJP talk about it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adrian729689

Typo in the 'example answer' above. Should be 'Boni'

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