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"Známe jen ji."

Translation:We know only her.

December 4, 2017

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

'We only know her' was accepted, but this seems to me to have a different connotation to 'we know only her' (if we only know her, we might not like her or see her very often, for instance).

Out of interest, how would one say 'only we know her' in Czech?


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

"Jenom my ji známe"


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

Thank you! That makes sense. What about 'jenom známe ji'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JanLyko
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No, that sounds incomplete.

However, simple "známe ji" (we know her) is perfectly complete.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chris900231

Why is ji not in the second position?


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

Ji is an inconstant clitic and can be used both in the weak (second) position and in the strong (first or final) position. See table 4.2 https://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/~hana/bib/hana-diss-ch4.pdf

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