"Hontesse kepī kirini issi."

Translation:The birds and the fathers are happy.

July 24, 2017



Hopefully Dothraki will get to Beta.

April 5, 2018


My answer was: "They are happy birds and fathers" :( why is it wrong? because of the structure?

July 24, 2017


to be "they are happy birds and fathers" must say "kirini hontesse kepī issi"

August 31, 2017


That is not accurately specifying what is happy. I would interpret that as "They are fathers and happy birds" most of the time since it could mean either since there is no way to differentiate whether only the birds are happy and the fathers are unspecified as to their happiness or if the entire group of birds and fathers are happy. If you really meant to specify that both the fathers and the birds are all happy then it is far less ambiguous if you just say "Hontesse kepī kirini issi."

June 2, 2018


You are correct but your comment is lacking an explanation for why it has to be structured that way.

March 19, 2018


When dealing with copulas like "issi", you should follow the rule of putting the adjective directly before the noun that is modified. Otherwise use the adjective as the object of the copula.

They are happy boys and girls - Taobi riñī kirini issi

They are boys and happy girls - Taobi kirini riñī issi

They are girls and happy boys - Kirini taobi riñī issi

June 2, 2018


Your answer is correct

June 2, 2018


It's been a while since this comment, but you should know that this answer is now accepted.

March 11, 2019


The dragons and Jon Snow are happy.

August 23, 2017


can someone explain why "the birds are happy fathers" is wrong?

June 8, 2018


Notice that it's kepī, not kepi. the long ī indicates that it's "and fathers" rather than "fathers" (I think).

October 16, 2018


I think it's because of the structure

June 15, 2018


For it to be, "The birds are happy fathers" it would have to say, "Hontesse kirini kepi issi" but the sentence shown says that the Birds and the Fathers are happy.

June 16, 2018


This......this just doesn't make any sense.

May 15, 2019


Woops, I keep getting "vala" and "kepa" confused.

January 16, 2018


Think about "valar morghulis" that means "all men must die" and you don't get confused

March 6, 2019
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