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  5. "Annoti zoklākon."

"Annoti zoklākon."

Translation:I am enticing the horses.

September 2, 2017



Why is horses in the genitive?


it's a locative. certain verbs are followed by an object in a specific case. this differs from language to language. e.g. in german it would be the accusative. "zoklākogon" always stands with a locative, so i suggest learning the term like this: to entice - zoklākogon + loc. if you are unsure, have a look at the vocabulary on the wiki: http://wiki.dothraki.org/High_Valyrian_Vocabulary

IMPORTANT NOTE: i edited this post. there was a mistake in the wiki that made me believe it was a dative, but it has been corrected now.


But the case used for objects is accusative, not locative, so logically, the form of "anni" in this sentence should be "annī".


I would be intuitive for a learner, but a direct object doesn't have to be in accustive. It is seen in natural languages like Polish where a verb in negation takes an object in genitive.

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