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"Shicheii"

Translation:My maternal grandpa

October 22, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevin968039

I do have one question to consider. It was common practice among some Native American tribes to adopt infants from conquered rival tribes. My question: Do the adopted children Also use these phrases- even though they are not blood related? Would they also say, "My maternal/paternal relative?" Thanks


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christophe601446

Ok this is a bit ridiculous. "my maternal grandad" should be accepted, so should "my mother's father". Quite frankly they jumped the gun by putting that course in beta.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dotsterc

It IS in beta, as you said, so naturally it's not ready. Offer constructive criticism so they can improve it, or wait until it is officially released if it bothers you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BrainyPirate

also: sometimes it allows you to leave out maternal -- but other times it marks you wrong -- be consistent

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