So if varma means warm, and varmega means hot, how do you emphasize that the soup is really hot?
Can you say "La supo tre varmegas" or "La supo estas tre varmega" or would that be a strange thing to say because of redundancy?
First, "varma" means warm or hot, and "varmega" means hot or very hot, so you can use "varmega" for that, but if you want to emphasize that it is incredibly hot, then yes, "tre" before "varmega" is exactly the way you would do it.
La supo estas varmegegega ;)
Is there another way to say this using the verb,.esti, and the adjective, hot, ?
sure, it is: "la supo estas varmega"
...but the beauty of a completely regular language is that you can take handy shortcuts :)
Not to be a downer, bu esperanto is not completly regular.
Many thanks for this excellent article. The key point I learned is that some roots are verbs, some are nouns. Knowing the difference is important in forming words with affixes.
That is an informative article! How can one ensure that words have 'naked roots' and aren't marked for category (as in Semitic)?
What is the function of "-s" on that "varmegas"?
There are three component parts of this word:
VARM - hot
EG - augmentative
AS - present form of the verb