"Are you coming to help me?"

Translation:Unakuja kunisaidia?

July 4, 2018

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/AGreatUserName

I just decided to write out all the possible answers here. There are a lot of optional elements in the sentence and the English is also ambiguous about the number of "you".

Je, wewe unakuja unisaidie mimi?
Je, wewe unakuja unisaidie?
Je, unakuja unisaidie mimi?
Je, unakuja unisaidie?
Je, wewe unakuja ili unisaidie mimi?
Je, wewe unakuja ili unisaidie?
Je, unakuja ili unisaidie mimi?
Je, unakuja ili unisaidie?
Wewe unakuja unisaidie mimi?
Wewe unakuja unisaidie?
Unakuja unisaidie mimi?
Unakuja unisaidie?
Wewe unakuja ili unisaidie mimi?
Wewe unakuja ili unisaidie?
Unakuja ili unisaidie mimi?
Unakuja ili unisaidie?

Je, ninyi mnakuja mnisaidie mimi?
Je, ninyi mnakuja mnisaidie?
Je, mnakuja mnisaidie mimi?
Je, mnakuja mnisaidie?
Je, ninyi mnakuja ili mnisaidie mimi?
Je, ninyi mnakuja ili mnisaidie?
Je, mnakuja ili mnisaidie mimi?
Je, mnakuja ili mnisaidie?
Ninyi mnakuja mnisaidie mimi?
Ninyi mnakuja mnisaidie?
Unakuja mnisaidie mimi?
Unakuja mnisaidie?
Ninyi mnakuja ili mnisaidie mimi?
Ninyi mnakuja ili mnisaidie?
Unakuja ili mnisaidie mimi?
Unakuja ili mnisaidie?

Je, wewe unakuja kunisaidia mimi?
Je, wewe unakuja kunisaidia?
Je, unakuja kunisaidia mimi?
Je, unakuja kunisaidia?
Je, wewe unakuja ili kunisaidia mimi?
Je, wewe unakuja ili kunisaidia?
Je, unakuja ili kunisaidia mimi?
Je, unakuja ili kunisaidia?
Wewe unakuja kunisaidia mimi?
Wewe unakuja kunisaidia?
Unakuja kunisaidia mimi?
Unakuja kunisaidia? [This is the answer it accepts.]
Wewe unakuja ili kunisaidia mimi?
Wewe unakuja ili kunisaidia?
Unakuja ili kunisaidia mimi?
Unakuja ili kunisaidia?

Je, ninyi mnakuja kunisaidia mimi?
Je, ninyi mnakuja kunisaidia?
Je, mnakuja kunisaidia mimi?
Je, mnakuja kunisaidia?
Je, ninyi mnakuja ili kunisaidia mimi?
Je, ninyi mnakuja ili kunisaidia?
Je, mnakuja ili kunisaidia mimi?
Je, mnakuja ili kunisaidia?
Ninyi mnakuja kunisaidia mimi?
Ninyi mnakuja kunisaidia?
Unakuja kunisaidia mimi?
Unakuja kunisaidia?
Ninyi mnakuja ili kunisaidia mimi?
Ninyi mnakuja ili kunisaidia?
Unakuja ili kunisaidia mimi?
Unakuja ili kunisaidia?

July 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/vitoreiji

Fantastic work. I don't know what syntax the contributors interface accepts, but I think this could be simplified as something like:

<pre>(Je)? ((wewe)? u|(ninyi)? m)?nakuja (ili)? k?unisaidi(a|e) (mimi)? </pre>

Where the parentheses indicate that what is inside acts as a group, the | indicates that either what is before it or after it could be accepted, and the ? would mean the previous character or group is optional. I'm not sure if the nesting would work, though...

July 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AGreatUserName

Yeah, I don't know how they enter the translations. I think there's something that automatically accepts "you're" wherever "you are" is entered, but aside from that, I suspect they're doing it sentence by sentence. I have a friend who is a contributor for the Esperanto course. I should ask him how it works.

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3

They do have a compact format that's especially set up for synonyms / interchangeable word groups and optional words (I base this on approximations of it I've seen contributors mention in comments). Not as fancy as what vitoreiji constructed, though, which is probably for the best, given that enough weirdness comes out of errors made with the much simpler system.

September 25, 2018
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