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"yIt be' 'ej qet loD."

Translation:The woman walks and the man runs.

October 17, 2018



Just a question: Where I use 'ej and where I use je?


'ej goes between sentences or other verbal clauses.

jIghung 'ej bI'oj I am hungry and you are thirsty;
jIghungchugh 'ej bI'ojchugh, Qe' wISuch If I am hungry and if you are thirsty, we visit a restaurant.

je as a noun conjunction goes at the end of a list of noun phrases.

Soj HIq je food and alcohol
Soj vISoppu'bogh HIq Datlhutlhpu'bogh je food which I have eaten and alcohol which you have drunk

je as an adverbial goes after a verb to mean also, too. There is usually some element of the previous sentence that is being repeated.

jISoppu'. bISoppu' je. I ate. You ate too.
Soj vIje'pu'. vISoppu' je. I bought the food. I ate it, too.


qatlho' 'ej Qapla'!


Have you been reading the tips and notes for each unit?

The tips and notes for the very first unit, "Phrases" (aka "Useful phrases") have a section for Joining nouns with and without "and": https://www.duolingo.com/skill/kl/Useful-phrases/tips-and-notes

The tips and notes for the "Basic" (aka "Basic sentences 1") skill have a section for Joining two sentences with "and": https://www.duolingo.com/skill/kl/Sentences-1/tips-and-notes

Together, they should answer your question.

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Ok, I'll follow your council, to read the tips and notes before start a new lesson. qatlho' for all support 'ej Qapla'!


Thank you!

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