I was pretty annoyed with this one because thought "Where live the italians?" was too literal but anything else was too distant so I answered that and got it wrong. sigh
What do you mean by "Where live the italians?" - as a literal translation? You have two grammatical errors in that sentence, so it can't be excepted. More luck next time :)
"Where live the italians?" - Italians should be written with the first capital letter "I", but Duo usually accepts this no matter how you write, even though it's an error. And second, these kind of questions, in English are made by Do/Does, so it should be "Where do the Italians live?"- and that is just too big mistake to overlook.
OK well not capitalising is arguably an orthographic error since it doesn't change how the words work with each other.
I really don't agree that 'Where live the Italians?' is wrong. It's unusual/archaic doesn't mean English doesn't allow for it. You might be being poetic or phrasing it to make a point.
In many laguages (for example in my native language) this would be ok form for questions. But English has that ''do/does'' form that often confuses people of other languages, expecially when they are first studying the language. So despite logic, it is not proper form.
Being a native English speaker, I can honestly say that "Where the Italians live" would not be heard as a question, irrespective of any tonal variations. It might be the title of a book, or film, about places in Italy, but you couldn't say that if you were busy asking where, in the neighborhood, they might reside.
Dalingo8 is correct, listen to him.
This would make more sense for an English translation. I think Esperanto is fluid enough to allow for such word order, or at least i would hope so.
One could also say "La Italoj loĝas kie?" But for now, let's just keep it simple.
Too much time on duolingo messes with my mind sometimes.
"-Where live Italians?- is wrong?!"
Which word order is more usual/correct, or are they both OK?: -Kie loĝas la italoj -Kie la italoj loĝas
So, are you saying that using "kien" would indicate a change in the location of where they are living?
This is my question as well since an -n is added to kio when it is a non esti question.
Kion indicates either a direct object, or a direction towards a location.