I can confirm this.
I am an owlologist and this is true.
the term would not be owlologist, it would be an ornthologist specializing in owls
you must be fun at parties
Duo is not an insect.
Duo ne estas insekto.
Nice! I'm not just learning languages, but also biology.
Are you sure?
What's "bug" in Esperanto?
"Scarabo" for an insect and "cimo" for a program bug.
Anybody know where 'strigo' came from etymologically?
from the Greek στρίγξ (strínx), which means "screecher"
the petulant child in me wants to argue this one :)
"Pteranodons are not dinosaurs, Lauren! They are arachnids!"
The owls are not what they seem.
Getting a little defensive, aren't we, Duo?
"The owl is not an insect" was marked wrong. Oh, the injustice. In English we can use "the" to encompass a group, class, of anything.
The policeman is your friend.
The fox is a carnivore.
Does anyone have a good way of remembering "strigo"? Doesn't seem similar enough to "owl", at least I can't find a bridge in my mind. Dankon!
The duolingo owl tells you what your streak is.
I like that mnemonic!
Dankon. I love doing stuff like that.
Well, I learned in ornithology class that owls belong to the order Strigiformes ... but that's probably not super helpful. It's how I remember it, though.
good job, though. I just learned something new. Thanks. :)
The family of "true" owls (it means not barn owls) is Strigidae and one of the genus is Strix. Does anyone know where de word Strix come from? I'm sorry, I also had ornithology classes
Now I'm thinking of owl-sized praying mantis' taking the sky, sitting in barns and such... Thanks Duolingo, I didn't wanna sleep... like ever...
Then why do they have six legs?
Does anyone have any tips for pronouncing "strigo"? I can't make that sound between the st and the r without it sounding choppy and not like the actual word
Best tip I have is to start with street, but roll the r. And (this is the weird part), I kind of also give it kind of a Dracula accent? IDK, it helps me lead into the r better.
Try to say studdigo. the "dd" pronounced as in some american accents in the word daddy. Then try eliminate the sound of "u"
What the heck this actually works
thanks you so much! that helped a lot
But but ... it's flying!
Why isn't there an accusative "-n" on "insekto"?
Because it's not a direct object, an accusative. It's just a predicate.
What is an owl? I dont know!
Thanks Duolingo, for making me think of owl-insect hybrids. (Pardonu, mi ne povas diri tion en Esperanto)