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"mamej puchpa' Dalo'pu'DI'."

Translation:We will leave when you have used the bathroom.

February 7, 2019

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

I put, "When you have used the bathroom, we will leave.", and was marked wrong. Isn't that the correct word order?


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

No. This sentence is made of two clauses:
mamej "We will leave" and
puchpa' Dalo'pu'DI' "When you have used the bathroom"

In both Klingon and English, you can put these clauses in either order. The original sentence has chosen to present the effect first and the cause second, so we expect the translation to do the same.


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

Okay.... Thank you.


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

What about "We will leave once you have used the bathroom?"


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

What about "We will leave once you have used the bathroom?"

Using "once" here to translate -DI' sounds reasonable. I've added an alternative for that.


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

The list of words presented didn't include "when" or "after" or any other reasonable translation of {-DI'}... I tried to "Report a problem", but that had the same problem: none of the choices matches my issue, and there was nowhere to just type a description. I mean, the "correct answer" was fine, I just had no way of entering it.


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

Do you have a screen shot?

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