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"Mi ne parolas la anglan."

Translation:I do not speak English.

May 28, 2015

40 Comments


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

....yet i am writing in english


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

why does the "la" not mean "the" when translated this time?


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

It does, but in the English language it's usually "understood."


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

But I am trying!


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

As am I… sometimes very trying

Am I too trying?


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

My whole life has been a lie then


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pikachu257

I do not speak the English.


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

Who here does not have English as a first languadge I am intrested now!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tebis11

I think you, but I may be wrong.


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

My native language is Hungarian.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mastersword83

Why is "anglan" an adjective? Is it like "Ya gavaryu pa-russky" where it's like "I don't speak the english [way]"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mtag123

It is short for "anglan lingvon" which is "English language."


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

Well, this course is 'Esperanto for English speakers', so you're in trouble...


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

Naw, Ah speaks 'Muricun! Tain't no Englesh here a'tall


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Star218

Tu est très drôle. I'm not sure if I just called you funny or stupid, but nevertheless that comment was... AWESOME! EDIT: "Tu es," not "Tu est." My bad.


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

Shucks, twarn't nuthin'

(Rubs bare toe in dirt.)


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

Absolument drôle, pas stupide. Ta Français est merveilleuse.


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

Pourquoi est-ce que nous parlons français ici? J'ai pensé que cette leçon-ci est une leçon esperanto, pas français!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdamScott794079

I'm from the better side of the atlantic, jolly good old sports.


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

Then I'm in trouble, because I also don't speak Spanish and Portuguese and those are the only other languages with Esperanto courses.


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

Shouldn't Angla be capitalized?


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

No, in Esperanto they are not capitalized.


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

So, is Esperanto the only capitalized language name?


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

Yes, because there you need the capitalize to understand that you are not speaking about someone hoping but about a language ;)


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

Dead languages (like Latin) and artificial languages are all capitalized. Scroll down to the notes on this page for more info.

https://www.duolingo.com/skill/eo/Languages


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

What convenient plausible deniability for elitism! ;)


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

Nah, It's just a means to separate the language's name (which was originally meant to be La Internacia Lingvo) from the word meaning one who hopes


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

I think most planned and dead languages are capitalized. e.g. "Latino" is also capitalized, refering to the Tips and notes in the languages lesson.


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

I thought living languages didn't take the accusative ending?


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

I misunderstood. Re-read the notes on the "la" vs. no "la" on languages. I had mistaken it for the -n


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tebis11

Me too bro. Me too.


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

I am not speak English


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

Pourquoi Angla prend 'n' ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Asakha11

Indeed... I speak French, but have to write in English to learn Esperanto. No wonder I end up so confused !


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

Mi bedaŭras vian situacion. Mi esperas, ke la strigo donas al ni: "Lernu Esperanton el la franca" baldaŭ.

Jam estas la hispana/Esperanto lecionoj.
Redakto: nun ekzistas la franca/Esperanta leciono


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

My comment isn't related to this sentence but to the image used for "la angla"....why is it an american flag?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tulsi94

In languages, I am not sure were to use "alngla" and were to use "anglan" (or any other languages in Esperanto), please clear my doubts.

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