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"The cook who has baked the bread is delicious."

Translation:'ey tIr ngogh vutta'bogh vutwI''e'.

August 28, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/freefly42

The cook is delicious? If the 'e' weren't on vutwI' would it then be "The bread which was baked by the cook is delicious"? Seems like that would be the intent

August 28, 2019

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

If the -'e' were on the ngogh then it would definitely be saying that the bread is delicious. If there were no -'e' it could theoretically mean either, but the standard assumption would surely be to say that the bread is delicious. This sentence was included in the course to show how the -'e' suffix can be used to make the intent clear, especially when it defies the normal expectations.

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidTrimb3

That seems a — ahem — recipe for confusion. -'e' should be used to show how to disambiguate the relative clause to conform with expectations, not to defy them.

August 29, 2019

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

It is also used in that way and probably more often used in that way. But we do want to demonstrate that it is not just a confirmation of expectations, but can also be used for specific effect when the intent does not match the expected interpretation.

August 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Qov-jIH-je

Someone questioned the need for disambiguation on the opposite sentence, vaj bopbogh lutHom vIqon. naDev 'oH: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/33366808

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidTrimb3

Now it makes a little more sense. Still, I had no idea both versions were in the course until you pointed this out. Without them appearing together, the inclusion of this sentence is very confusing.

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Qov-jIH-je

Real language involves so much context, it's a little frustrating how little context we can offer in Duolingo sentences. But these discussions probably cement the knowledge better than another run-through the unit.

September 7, 2019
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