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"SuvtaHvIS lurveng qarghan je, tay' chaH."

Translation:While Lurveng and Kargan were fighting, they were together.

November 9, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mike-lima

I was trying to compose "While ... were fighting", but the words were not in the bank. I suppose the while includes the ongoing aspect of the taH in the translation. Isn't the taH redundant though? Wouldn't "SuvvIS" be enough?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kahless62003

Can't comment on what's in the word bank or not, but the "while... were fighting" form should be accepted if you can type it in.

There's a grammatical rule for {-vIS}:
This suffix is always used along with the Type 7 suffix {-taH} continuous.

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