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"Honti" vs "Hontesse"

I've been studying High Valyrian out of curiosity and for fun. So far, it has been going fairy well. But I don't understand when I am supposed to use "Honti" or "Hontesse". Similar with the two different plural forms of "Azantys" (Knight). If someone could please explain it would help a lot.

July 6, 2018

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Joel__W

It is the accusative case vs. the nominative case (compare him vs. he in English). The accusative case is used when a noun is the direct object of a verb, in other words the thing that something is being done to. The nominative is used when the noun is the subject, in other words the thing that is doing something.

http://wiki.dothraki.org/High_Valyrian_Noun_Cases http://wiki.dothraki.org/High_Valyrian_Noun_Declensions

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Caelan_Jolley

So "Hontesse" is the nominative case and "Honti" is the accusative case?

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JenFeder1

The accusative is actually "hontī", but yes.

July 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Caelan_Jolley

That's the singular accusative. I was talking about the plural accusative.

July 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SprightBark

I believe JenFeder1 is correct.

The 4th declension has both the accusative singular and accusative plural end in ī.

Examples from the course:

Zokli hontī urnesi. The wolves see the birds.

Zokli hontī ipradis. The wolves are eating a bird.

July 10, 2018
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