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"Zȳhe korzī qrīdrughagon azanto bēviltas."

Translation:The knight had to abandon his sword.

October 31, 2017

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

Why is knight in the genitive?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KX3.

I'm not entirely sure if this is relevant, but according to the tips and notes, for subject to pre-verbal object, the pre-verbal nominal must be in the dative/genitive case. In this case, always the genitive. The dative is used when the following word begins with a vowel; the genitive is used otherwise. For example:

Azantys dāri rijas. "The knight praises the king." Dāri rijagon azanto bēvilza. "The knight must* praise the king." The last sentence might also be translated "The knight has to praise the king."

Hope that helps!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Koen486171

Was it not allowed to translate this as "it was for the knight to ... "

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