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"The seeee"

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In the notes section for Basics 2, we are presented with this linguistic gem:

"The woman", on the other hand, is the object (the seeee)

I've failed to find any other reference to this word, so my question is: does it at all make sense? I know it's not a word you'd find in a dictionary. I'd just like to know if it's terribly wrong before I start using it myself.

My apologies if it's off-topic to bring up english grammar here, thought it would be an appropriate arena since this word came up as part of this course and most of you are language geeks anyway.

Edit: If the link is not working for you, here is some more of the relevant text:

The second case you're going to learn about in this lesson is called the accusative case. The accusative case is used with the object of the sentence. For example, in the English sentence "The man sees the woman", "the man" is the subject (the seer), and would take the nominative case in Valyrian. "The woman", on the other hand, is the object (the seeee), and would take the accusative case. In English, it's obvious who does what to whom, because a verb stands in between the two nouns.

Edit: I personally find the usage of the affix 'ee' to be justified after reading this: http://www.affixes.org/e/-ee.html

In short, it's used to mark the passive recipient of an action (e.g. 'to see'), and as it is an active affix, you're allowed to use it freely to create words such as 'seeee'. Love it.

1/21/2018, 8:24:42 PM

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https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_
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I think that they added the ee ending, like in possessee but to the word see?

1/22/2018, 2:42:34 PM

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Exactly. Actually, I find the usage of this affix justifiable after reading this: http://www.affixes.org/e/-ee.html

1/24/2018, 4:29:31 PM
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