"Bilasáana daosą́ʼ"

Translation:All of you eat apples

November 2, 2018

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Tracie463621

I wrote "eat this apple" which was actually the suggestion after I checked it, and it stated that I was wrong. Could someone please fix either the suggestion, or the answer?

Thank you!

November 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/VlEl8r2J

Question: Is that a command? or an observation?

November 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Judorange123

It's both. Regular imperfective mode (≈present) can be used for imperative in the second persons. Context is key there. Navajo doesn't have a proper imperative tense so it makes do with imperfective or future.

November 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Tracie463621

Perhaps it's like the pushy Italian or Macedonian grandmother who demands that everyone eat more? From my experience with a cousin's grandmother, that was all she could say...

November 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MMXALI_22

I put "All of you eat an apple" Shouldn't this be correct, too?

Please explain...

January 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Morgan1039

shoutout to all you apple-eaters out there

January 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/1KclwdG5

How can you tell the difference between them saying "Eat this apple" and "All of you eat apples"? I also used the suggested "You all eat apples" and that was incorrect as well. Could someone explain why? Thanks.

March 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Heioqei

Accepts "Eat this apple" but not "Eat an apple"

November 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Judorange123

Seems theyʼve changed to All of you eat apples.

November 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Matthias.Wasser

Why is "[food] daosą́ʼ" an observation here and a command in some entries?

December 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dan597269

How can I distinguish if daosá is eat this or all of you eat....it's as confusing as Russian

February 25, 2019
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