SomehowGeekyPolyglot wrote:[ES] There are much more verb forms than those being used on a daily base in everyday conversations.
Osias wrote:SomehowGeekyPolyglot wrote:[ES] There are much more verb forms than those being used on a daily base in everyday conversations.
In portuguese we have more and use almost all. Except things like mesóclise and mais-que-perfeito.
SomehowGeekyPolyglot wrote:Really? Even more?
I haven't had a caldo de cana in years because of my diet. It's toooooo sweet. I remember liking it. These days I am not sure I would still like, when even Coca Cola tastes too sweet to me.SomehowGeekyPolyglot wrote:Now what about the juice of cana-de-açúcar? Do you like to drink it? And what about others in your country? Is it generally something they like to drink, or not?
Osias wrote:SomehowGeekyPolyglot wrote:Really? Even more?
Spanish have 40 and something if I recall correctly and Portuguese 50 and something. Including unique things like 'personal infinitive' that even illiterate people use everyday without noticing.
But the vowel repository of 17 versus 5 is a bigger problem for the learner, IMHO.
Osias wrote:It's a popular drink when you're in a feira, I've never seen it be drank elsewhere.
dEhiN wrote:How so? By 17 versus 5, I take it you mean 17 vowels in English versus 5 in Spanish or Portuguese?
dEhiN wrote: I found learning to use only 5 vowels a lot simpler than learning all the verb conjugations.
SomehowGeekyPolyglot wrote:In Japanese, the singular and plural forms of nouns are the same.
And in Swahili, this is true for a number of nouns, too. That number isn't a small one at all.
Yes, those with different singular and plural wordings are much, much more. But those Noun Twins still are many.
linguoboy wrote:There's a significant difference, though, insofar as Swahili has noun agreement and this does reflect number even when the form of the noun doesn't. For instance:
ndege mkubwa kuliko ndege wote duniani "the biggest bird in the world" [lit. "bird big than bird all world"]. (Cf. ndege wakubwa "big birds".)
SomehowGeekyPolyglot wrote:And before you appeared , I already started wondering where the Swahili speakers and learners are. Although in I didn't find it in your list of languages, but still.. you at least know something about it, or possibly even more than that. So... are you learning it right now, or not?
SomehowGeekyPolyglot wrote:Is there anything you would recommend for learning how to pronounce the different Portuguese vowels?
Osias wrote:SomehowGeekyPolyglot wrote:Is there anything you would recommend for learning how to pronounce the different Portuguese vowels?
I don't know what to suggest except music.
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