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....temas pri....

by friendespera, November 23, 2006

Messages: 12

Language: English

Simon Gray (User's profile) November 26, 2006, 8:17:36 PM

In Danish we do the same thing:

temi pri = at handle om = to be about

In English you just use "to be" instead of a specific verb (like "at handle"). Literally, "at handle" means "to take action", but that still doesn't explain much to native English speakers.

"it takes action about" (yeah, sounds stupid)----> "the theme is about" ----> "it is about"

I'm going to repeat what others said: don't think Esperanto is a foreign-sounding equivalent of English, it's not.

RiotNrrd (User's profile) November 26, 2006, 10:58:32 PM

Gaah! Alright, just because I've never used "temas" (with or without the "pri") doesn't mean that I'm even close to being in danger of thinking that eo is a directly coded form of English. I haven't used "temas" (with or without the "pri") because I have never thought to use it. There's LOTS of words I've never used. On the other hand, I have used many, many, eo constructions that have no direct English cognates, because they fit what I was trying to say.

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