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by 240-843-895, November 5, 2005

Messages: 9

Language: English

240-843-895 (User's profile) November 5, 2005, 9:03:57 AM

"To channel", "to control", you know what I mean right? Like telekinesis. Like channeling wind currents, etc. If you know what I mean, can you tell me how to say so?

240-843-895 (User's profile) November 14, 2005, 2:39:20 AM

 

240-843-895 (User's profile) November 19, 2005, 2:09:58 AM

 

sd13890 (User's profile) November 19, 2005, 4:53:04 AM

 Im not sure... but... heres a list of possible words for it
Manipulate - manipuli ( also handle)
Control - regi (also rule, restrain, govern)

divert - forkonduki

piteredfan (User's profile) November 22, 2005, 2:09:05 PM

Would not "enregi" be better than "regi"?

goodgerster (User's profile) December 19, 2005, 2:16:24 AM

godzup (User's profile) March 30, 2006, 4:13:31 PM

I want to say "TTYL, bro" in Esperanto. That's "Talk to you later, bro". But I can just as well use "Ĝis la revido" but my question is whether I use "frato" or "fraton", and why? "Until the re-seeing, bro." Is bro the subject or an object? And what is the subject of that sentance? Is it even a sentance? This, my friend, is what baffles me.

trojo (User's profile) March 31, 2006, 9:57:28 PM

Is bro the subject or an object? And what is the subject of that sentance? Is it even a sentance? This, my friend, is what baffles me.

"Bro" is neither subject nor object, but the person you are talking to. I don't know what the technical term for that is... addressee? Like if I say, "Fred, I gave the book to John", Fred is not subject, direct object, indirect object, or object of a preposition, but something else. I do know that this part of speech, whatever it's called, is considered nominative case, not accusative, in Esperanto. So no -n at the end.

In "talk to you later, Bro", "you" is the object of a preposition and "I" is the ellided subject -- you are really saying "I'll talk to you later".

For "bro" I would use amiko. Figurative use of frato might be confusing.

So how about: Mi parolos al vi pli malfrue, amiko. If that's too wordy, how bout: Ĝis nia reparolo. Or just ĝis.

piteredfan (User's profile) March 31, 2006, 11:44:10 PM

Trojo is quite right.

The technical term is vocative. I studied Latin at school, and it was regarded as distinct from the nominative, although only grammatically.

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