"Vala līris."

Translation:The man is smiling.

July 17, 2017



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August 10, 2018


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September 13, 2018


it could be " Smiling man" i think...

July 17, 2017


I don't think so because "līris" can be translated as "He/She/It is smiling" so it's referring to a specific man so it would need an article e.g "A/The". Hope that helps. Have a look here: https://wiki.dothraki.org/High_Valyrian_Verb_Tables#I-stems


I think this is correct:

  1. I am smiling - Līrin
  2. You are smiling - Līrī
  3. He/She/It is smiling - Līris
  4. We are smiling - Līrī
  5. You all are smiling - Līrīt
  6. They are smiling - Līrisi

Hope this helps. I just copied them from the present row from 1s to 3pl, and just changed the endings. I found the words here if you're interested. https://wiki.dothraki.org/High_Valyrian_Vocabulary.

Just look up "ilīrigon" and click on one of the links. You should find it. Hope this helps!

August 19, 2017


Wait. I though it's ilirigon. Then why is it only lirin o lirisi? Should it be ilirit or ilirisi?

September 15, 2018


Wouldn't that be līris vala? Since usually the adjective is in front of the noun.

July 28, 2017


it is

July 21, 2017


Just thinking here how this sentence reminds me of the word "Valirya" itself. If vala is "man" Valirya might be something like "the land of men"?

April 21, 2019


Since "liris" is the verb, it comes after the subject, I guess? No adjective in this sentence.

September 14, 2017


Wouldn't "The man is smiling" translate as "Vala liris issa," not "Vala liris?"

May 20, 2019


"Vala liris" can both be translated as "The man smiles", and as "The man is smiling". "Vala liris issa" is grammatically incorrect in High Valyrian, as the continuous aspect of verbs are formed periphrastically, or either known in context.

May 21, 2019


Is it Valar or Vala ? It has to be like Valar Morghulis right ?

March 27, 2019


I just guessing here but Vala might be only "man" while Valar might be "all men", right?

April 21, 2019


Lirigon and morghuljagon are of a different verb paradigm. If you want to say "All men smile", you would have to say "Valar lirisi".

May 21, 2019
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