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"There is a period at the end of this sentence."

Translation:Estas punkto je la fino de tiu ĉi frazo.

August 5, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mmmm_cake

Why does "ĉe" not work here?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PatriciaJH

It's now accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PatriciaJH

Except now it isn't again; odd. Reported.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davgwynne

It's more a question of why "je" is accepted. Since we are talking about a location for a symbol "ĉe" should be the correct proposition shouldn't it? (If the answer to that question is no, then we would, logically, be able to use "ĉe" for all locations.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kenecxjo

mmmm, konsentite, sendube ! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FredCapp

.La punkto iras ĉi tien ->


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ConstantJoe

Does anyone know where the word "punkto" is derived from? I know "ponc" is used for the periods in internet addresses in Irish - but I haven't seen any other word in Esperanto that is derived from an Irish/Celtic word.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

Ultimately, it must come from Latin "punctum", which is the origin of English "point".

I can imagine that Esperanto got it directly from the German "Punkt" (point, dot), which comes from the Latin word, rather than Esperanto borrowing it directly from Latin.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FredCapp

Do remember, though, that Zamenhoff was well versed in Latin, as well as German. It could be from both. In fact, if a root was common in several different languages, it was rather assured of becoming an Esperanto root.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidLamb53073

Whoops! I was just about to start translating this as, "Estas periodo ĉe la fino", but I just remembered in time that Americans call full stops "periods" :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davgwynne

I did that too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salivanto

They're called periods! Full stop!

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