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"yaj mara."

Translation:Mara understood.

July 26, 2018



Can this also be "mara understands him/her/it"? Another example was "mara yaj", meaning "he understands mara".

As I understood, when both object and subject are 3rd person, there is no prefix. So this could be translated as "mara understands it", or is "'oH yaj mara" needed?


That's absolutely correct. When there is no prefix (or, the null prefix, as we sometimes call it) there may or may not be an object. Context will usually make it clear which is appropriate, but in cases where it is not so clear, it is probably a good idea to include a pronoun (like 'oH).

Since this exercise does not include either context or a pronoun, we accept translations with or without an object.


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