https://www.duolingo.com/GiovanniES

We need more exercises of *Participoj* in the Esperanto course

The introduction to Participoj in the Education lesson is far from enough, even though you say is not as necessary as one would think. I know I can learn more about them in several places, like http://bertilow.com/pmeg/gramatiko/participoj/index.html , but I also believe that it is better to learn about them in Duolingo, where if I make mistakes, I quickly know about them.

Besides, maybe they are not as important as one could expect, because not enough people learn them properly.

Mi esperas ke vi povas kompreni, kion mi volas diri. La angla ne estas mia desnaska lingvo.

June 28, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/RuthKC

Thanks for your suggestion. When we are allowed to add additional modules to the course, we will definitely add more participles and sentences to illustrate their use.

June 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/GiovanniES

Bonege! Dankon!

June 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/balou67

(Mi esperas KE vi povas kompreni…) Nice, I agree.

Compound tenses are not necessary in Esperanto, but it's very nice sometimes (the adverb participles too).

"Se mi scius, mi ne venus." is enough, but literally means "if i ('d) know, i wouldn't come".

"Se mi estus sciinta, mi ne estus veninta" is heavy but precise.

"Se mi sciintus, mi ne venintus" just rocks! :D

June 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/chaered

"Sciintunte, mi ne venintus"?

June 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/GiovanniES

Sadly, according to http://bertilow.com/pmeg/gramatiko/participoj/a-vortoj.html UNT and UT are not part of the official Esperanto: "...tiuj participoj ne estas parto de la oficiala Esperanto". I think those sound great, but... that's how it is now.

June 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/balou67

It's not official, but has already been used a funny way. By the end of a congress where there was some organizational problems, two participants made a poem where they thanked the organizuntojn (those who would have organized). Just like in English, youngly, foots and tooths are wrong, but everybody would understand them if one were to use them because of a lack of vocabulary or simply because it's straight forward. Using -unt- and -ut- isn't official but still shows knowledge… or logic^^

June 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/balou67

"Sciunte". You can't use two moods at the same time.

June 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/chaered

Depends on gender and time of the month. :-)

June 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/GiovanniES

Noted my mistake (and edited). That's the thing: this course is short, but quite complete. However, although maybe not necessary, those compound tenses may enrich the language, and even help our understanding of it.

June 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/amuzulo

If you want more listening comprehension, Episode 14 of Pasporto al la tuta mondo is full of participles! :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00XI4N2YvZs

June 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/GiovanniES

Dankon! Nu, nun mi devas vidi ĉiujn videaĵojn :-)

Tamen, ĉu vi metos pli multe da ekzercojn?

June 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CuriousAtanaa

Vi skribas la anglan tre bone.

July 2, 2015
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