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"Ili flugas super la tegmentoj."

Translation:They fly above the roofs.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/lauxrenco

"They fly above the rooftops" should also be an acceptable translation, I would think.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cavman144
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is it "roofs", or "rooves"?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CloudeAytr
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Both are correct.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cavman144
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no joke?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CloudeAytr
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No joke. Both are correct in English.
I prefer to use 'rooves' personally.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VincentOostelbos
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You are correct; I was mistaken when I posted it was just "roofs". I posted that comment after having checked only dictionary.com, and that gave only "roofs" as an option, but Wiktionary lets me know both are possible. That said, I don't remember ever having seen "rooves" elsewhere, so the other form does seem to be the standard at least in varieties of English I am most familiar with.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StephenH0
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I looked it up in my dictionary and it said that the plural is "roofs" but that it can be pronounced either as "roofs" or "rooves" which fits in with my usage (writing "roofs" but saying "rooves").

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NoOutlet

This thread is a good example of English failing to be understandable even by native speakers. I too was unsure about "roofs" or "rooves".

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cavman144
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thanx, guys, for taking the time to respond!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VincentOostelbos
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Ni promenas en la aero!

Ni ŝvebas en la lunlumita ĉielo!

La homoj subege dormas dum ni flugas.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/blue-oranges
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Where does tegmento come from? I recognise similar words in other languages a lot of the time but not here

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/maxkoryukov
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Wiktionary told us, that tegmento came from Latin tegmentum which is an alternative form of the word tegumentum

tegumentum:

  • cover, covering
  • clothing

Hope this helps;)

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NerhTo
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Can someone explain me how "tegmentoj" is built ?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flideravi

it's a bird, no a plane, no it's superman!!

3 months ago