Elaine - Guaraní

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Elaine - Guaraní

Postby Multiturquoise » 2016-09-13, 9:50

I've just started learning Guaraní on Duolingo. I'll post my progress here. Thanks :)

Che ha'e peteî kuimba'e.
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Re: Elaine - Guaraní

Postby Massimiliano B » 2016-09-13, 21:51

I like this language a lot! I'll follow your thread!

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Re: Elaine - Guaraní

Postby Salajane » 2016-10-18, 12:06

Elaine wrote:I've just started learning Guaraní on Duolingo. I'll post my progress here. Thanks :)


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Re: Elaine - Guaraní

Postby Multiturquoise » 2016-10-18, 19:59

Irusia wrote:
Elaine wrote:I've just started learning Guaraní on Duolingo. I'll post my progress here. Thanks :)


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Che ha'e peteî kuimba'e. = I am a man.
Che ha'e peteî kuña. = I am a woman.
Che ha'e peteî mitâkuña'i. = I am a girl.
Che ha'e peteî mitâ'i. = I am a boy.

che = I
ha = and
ha'e = am/are/is, he/she/it
ha'u = I eat
hay'u = I drink water
ho'u = he/she/it eats
hoy'u = he/she/it drinks water
kamby = milk
karai = sir
ko = this
kuimba'e = man
kuña = woman
kuñakarai = lady
manzana = apple
mitâ = child
mitâ'i = boy
mitâkuña'i = girl
nde = you
pan = bread
pe = the, that
peteî = a, an
re'u = you (sg) eat
y = water
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Re: Elaine - Guaraní

Postby peterlin » 2016-10-19, 11:30

Not an expert, but some details seem a bit off:

- the irregular verb 'u' (ha'u, re'u, ho'u...) means both "to eat" and "to drink", not just the former cf. Che ha'u kamby

- y'u means 'to drink water (specifically)' just like kay'u means 'to drink mate' (mate = ka'a; mate-tea = ka'y). I don't know how productive this incorporation is, so don't know if you can use equivalent structures for eg. 'to eat meat'

- I don't think mitâ'i really specifies gender. I think it just means 'small child, baby'. 'i (='small') being a diminutive suffix

- peteî means 'one'. It's use as an indefinite article is secondary


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