Duolingo is for second-language learners. Elephants don't know any language. We need to make Unolingo!
Språk means language, for example "Vilka språk talar du?" "What languages do you speak?"
Correct me if i'm wrong, i'm not a native speaker so i could be. It's just something I think I remember from my Swedish class.
You are correct. Though "språka" is actually a word that means "to speak", it's mostly used ironically today.
"språk" = "language", "prata" = "talk", "tala" = "speak"
Bonus: "Speech" = "Tal"
Jorge, I read in another discussion that talar is formal and pratar is informal.
I have some trouble with this like is it talar inte or inte talar? Jijiji
In all sentences except questions and subclauses, the verb needs to go in the second place, this is called the V2 rule. So it would be absolutely wrong to put inte before the verb in this case.
To some extent: German also places the verb second in main clauses. But there are other important differences in word order. For instance we don't put the non-finite verb last, as they do in German. (Ich habe das Buch gelesen -> Jag har läst boken).
I see it as if when you put the .inte. after the verb, it would be -Do not / Does not-, and when you put the -inte- first, it is -Not..-.
Such as -Han ser inte breven- versus -Hon ser tidningen, inte breven.- (Weird examples, but examples nonetheless)
This is probably just a picky suggestion, but could we drop the elephants by now? I know it's an easy word to begin with, but I don't really imagine too many of my future conversations having to do with elephants. Aren't there any more common animals in Sweden. What about badgers?? (Hello, BBC Radio 4 sitcom The Cold Swedish Winter)
Can someone explain to me how does the pronunciation work for the letter "a" here ?
Many years ago there was an elephant called Batyr in Karaganda city of Kazakhstan. He spoke Russian and Canine. No joke, you can google it)
Did we need to be reminded of this? Love this language by the way, it's so funny.
two reasons: elefanterna is plural, so it's "the elephants don't speak", and also in english you don't put the -s in the end of the verb if you have used "does not" before.
It isn't grammatically correct, because "elephants" is plural. What you should put instead is "the elephants don't talk" because you have more than one. Your answer would be correct if the there was only one elephant, for example: "Elefenten talar inte" = correct because there is one elephant
Hopefully that made sense and helped a bit
Then why does my see and say tell me the elephant says trumpeting sound?
Checkmate, duo lingo