Interesting that tie chi means right here. How would you say, "I practice Tai Chi right here? would you say... Tai Chi tie ci?" That would be comical.
You have just discovered the vast, mostly unexplored territory of Esperanto wordplay. Remember, Ĉi tien estas drakoj.
Actually, I think Tai Chi is Tajgxigxuano in Esperanto (at least that's what's used in a book title available thru Esperanto-USA.) Also, as I've reported to Duolingo, apparently Zamenhof suggested putting the cxi in front of the correlative to preserve the stress pattern.
From the notes for this lesson:
The word ĉi expresses closeness or proximity and is used with the ti-words, either before or after them." And then in the table it says "tie = there" and "tie ĉi / ĉi tie = here
Notes for the lesson? Where are the lesson notes? I've seen a few comments refer to them, but have never seen any actual notes nor anything on the screen that looked as though it would bring up any notes. Are they, perhaps, available through something other than the Android app I am using? When I go into a lesson, it just starts right in with exercises.
Yes you need to use the website directly to see the notes. The notes are shown at the beginning of each topic at the bottom. I would strongly suggest only using the android app for reviews currently. The website is a lot more difficult and you learn a lot more from being forced to type out your sentences instead of picking from a list.
Only some of the sentences use the lists. Many - for English and Esperanto entry - are typed. Thanks for letting me know about the notes.
When i use the website on my linnix note book there are usefull notes, but on my android device there are unfortunately not there, which is a pitty. With out them youbare basically parrot learning
Both tie cxi and cxi tie would work, right? Cxi tie (IMO) sounds a lot more natural
Yes, both are acceptable. Zamenhof, however, suggested cxi tie in order to preserve the stress pattern.
There is no "just" in the question. It is "We live here." Without "ĉi", "tie" would mean "there", "ĉi tie" or "tie ĉi" means "here".