"Embar lōgor ossȳngas."

Translation:The sea frightens the boat.

September 12, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paula_v_195

Does a boat have feelings?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/linguista420

This can be analyzed as something called “metonymy” which is when you substitute a noun or phrase with something it is related to. For example, I can say “The room gave him a standing ovation” and it would be understood that the people in the room gave the ovation, not the room itself. We can interpret this sentence in the same way - the people on the boat were frightened, but not the boat itself.

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