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"Mara will eat at eighteen hundred hours."

Translation:SopDI' mara, wa'maH chorghlogh Qoylu'pu'.

January 14, 2020

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

I'm curious if the placement of -DI' is considered to be interchangeable in these time expressions? Would "Sop mara wa'maH chorglogh Qoylu'pu'DI'" be considered a valid construction too?


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

All the Qoylu'pu' stuff is idiomatic, so it's hard to tell how much you can fiddle with it and still be saying it right. Grammatically, there's no reason you couldn't do what you say, but Okrand didn't give us any phrases like that. So we really don't know the answer to your question.


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

Yarp, gotya. That's not the first time I've gotten that kind of answer, just didn't know if this was one of those times or not. Thanks!


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

That's the trouble with studying the language of a people who don't exist. You can't ask them to clarify things.

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