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Es jautā?

Postby luap » 2006-07-20, 13:28

Sveiki,

Hi, Just out of interest if you were to say to someone, "I ask, Who are you?"

Would that be "Es jautā, kas tu esi?" or something else.

I am not sure even in Lithuanian, which I am learning - I think in Lithuanian it is something like "Aš klausu, Ar Kas tu esi" but I am not sure

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Re: Es jautā?

Postby Mantaz » 2006-07-20, 13:46

luap wrote:Sveiki,

Hi, Just out of interest if you were to say to someone, "I ask, Who are you?"

Would that be "Es jautā, kas tu esi?" or something else.

I am not sure even in Lithuanian, which I am learning - I think in Lithuanian it is something like "Aš klausu, Ar Kas tu esi" but I am not sure

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Maybe "Es jautāju, kas tu esi"? And in Lithuanian it'd be "Aš klausiu, kas tu esi".

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Postby luap » 2006-07-20, 13:53

Labai Ačiū mantaz, Tu esi Lordo - AČIŪ

(I say Lordo as it is genetive of Lordas)

P.S - I also said "Klausu" before reading the verbs section of the Lithuanian page and I realise it should have been "Klausiu". This may have been said before but is their a rule for that type of think

Lastly is "I know" Aš žinu or Aš Žinotu or Aš Žiniu - I dont think it is the second


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Postby Mantaz » 2006-07-20, 14:08

luap wrote:Labai Ačiū mantaz, Tu esi Lordo - AČIŪ

(I say Lordo as it is genetive of Lordas)


Why do you use genitive here? ;) You said "You are of Lord". But we don't use "Lord" in the same manner as in English. "Lordas" in Lithuanian is just a name of title that didn't ever exist in Lithuania. Dunno what you should use in this case. It depends on what meaning of Lord you wanted to express.


Lastly is "I know" Aš žinu or Aš Žinotu or Aš Žiniu - I dont think it is the second


"Aš žinau".

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Postby luap » 2006-07-20, 14:26

In English we use "lord" to say you are a good person - I supose your version would be something like Tu esi gerai tautą

(Accusative is probably wrong here - but I am unsure of what case you would put when describing people as good?)

:?

I think my problem is that I have never learn't cases, being English we never need them for English - And even my Italian or French has never needed it.

That therefore explains why I end up mudering the Lithuanian Language when ever I try and speak it!

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Postby Mantaz » 2006-07-20, 14:57

luap wrote:In English we use "lord" to say you are a good person - I supose your version would be something like Tu esi gerai tautą

(Accusative is probably wrong here - but I am unsure of what case you would put when describing people as good?)

:?


You need nominative here and for "good person" you should just say "tu esi geras žmogus". "Tauta" means "nation" ;)

I think my problem is that I have never learn't cases, being English we never need them for English - And even my Italian or French has never needed it.

That therefore explains why I end up mudering the Lithuanian Language when ever I try and speak it!


Not only cases. Your Lithuanians seems to be a word-by-word translation from English which is very wrong :) Think of cases as it having a special function. Nominative is for indication an object (like "a house" => "namas"), genitive is for possession, dative has a similar function like English preposition "for" ("for me" => "man"), accusative is usually used when you do something to the object ("I drink water" => "aš gerių vandenį"). Instrumental is used for showing the you use the object for some activity (similarily to English preposition "by"), locative is for location and vocative is used when you appeal to somebody.

Good luck with that :)

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Postby kripata » 2006-07-21, 12:32

mm.. I think this is for Latvian not Lithuanina :)
but it is as Mantaz said- Es jautāju/prasu, kas tu esi?

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Postby Mantaz » 2006-07-21, 15:27

kripata wrote:mm.. I think this is for Latvian not Lithuanina :)


Lithuanian and Latvian were two dialects once :D

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Postby kripata » 2006-07-21, 17:30

Mantaz wrote:
kripata wrote:mm.. I think this is for Latvian not Lithuanina :)


Lithuanian and Latvian were two dialects once :D


Yes, but it was in past.. now they are not :)

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Postby Mantaz » 2006-07-22, 0:29

kripata wrote:
Mantaz wrote:
kripata wrote:mm.. I think this is for Latvian not Lithuanina :)


Lithuanian and Latvian were two dialects once :D


Yes, but it was in past.. now they are not :)


Ain't it? Damn! :D


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