"La prelego estas sur la disko."

Translation:The lecture is on the disc.

July 30, 2015

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/JamesBulls

This sentence is all kinds of strange. As much as I understand it, "Sur" is for showing location: "on" or "upon." Is this saying that the lecture will occur with the speaker literally standing on a disk? I had the impression that if we wanted to say what the lecture was about, we should use "pri" or even "rilatas al," etc. Any thoughts?

July 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mihxal

The lecture is recorded on the disk.

July 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CengalLut

I understand that for optical discs, the data is etched on the surface, going all the way back to vinyls. Nevertheless, i feel that storage should always use "en" just for consistency with other forms of data storage. Changing the preposition based on physical mechanism makes it difficult and confusing for learners.

July 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesBulls

That was not obvious from the context, so thanks for pointing that out.

July 30, 2015
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