Croatian language discussion

Discussion in 'Croatia' started by Raja_Io, Jan 6, 2006.

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  1. Raja_Io Force Ghost

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    Well, we better put it here :)

    The last thing I posted on "Najglupji Star Wars prijevod" was: does one use auxiliary verbs in Croatian present progressive? Because Cobra said Ja sam pievao.
  2. Deciple_of_Malak Jedi Master

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    There are auxilaty verbs in tenses: pluskvamperfekt, perfekt, futur I., and futur II. and in modals (I don't know how else to translate it) conditional I. and II.
  3. Darthana Jedi Master

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    Nice to see people are interested in our beautiful, but complicated language. :) :p
  4. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Of course :p

    It's pronounciation is easier than English though. Only a couple of sounds to learn, whereas English has a few (hundred) thousand of them :p
  5. Raja_Io Force Ghost

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    Ana, I bet Polish is more complicated :p
  6. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Well, it would be. But nothing is worse than Finnish or Hungarian :p
  7. Jedi_Orion Jedi Master

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    Let the Croatian class begin! *pukne ?ibom po stolu* :p

    First one to translates that last bit gets an A. :-B :p
  8. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    "Someone stole my vomit"?

    :p

    EDIT:

    Online Translator says: "Libertine per dinner table."

    Quite obviously wrong :p
  9. Raja_Io Force Ghost

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    I'd say it's something about knocking at/on (I don't know the right preposition) the table...
  10. Amon_Amarth Force Ghost

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    Obviously. :p

    Come on, you can do better that that. Take out those papers where you have some grammar and tell me which pade? is ?ibom.
  11. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    They're upstairs :(

    I can't be arsed to get them.

    I'll just say Plusvamperfekt because it has the coolest name :p
  12. Jedi_Orion Jedi Master

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    Cobra! It's cheating using online translators! I like it! :p Shows you got imagination and... something. :p Here's an A. :-B

    Raja... close. :p

    Use this => http://www.eudict.com/
  13. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Local Area Network on Table?
  14. Raja_Io Force Ghost

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    ?ibom - word not found [face_plain]

    Still it sounds to me like "I'll knock myself against the table" :p
  15. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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  16. Jedi_Orion Jedi Master

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    ?iba => http://www.eudict.com/?lang=croeng&word=%C5%A1iba

    :)

    all would sound something like: snaps/hits twig over the table

    something like that. :D

    Reminds me of something a teacher would do. :)
  17. Raja_Io Force Ghost

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    Well, I wasn't that far [face_whistling]
  18. Amon_Amarth Force Ghost

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    No. Pade? is not the tense. Pade? is a for of the noun. The thing English does not have, except possessive genitive.
  19. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    What? I don't think you taught me any of that :p

    We got as far as tenses, articles and the "I have"/"I am" things, of which there was one regular verb you could think of :p
  20. Darthana Jedi Master

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    There are 7 pade?i: nominativ, genitiv, dativ, akuzativ, vokativ, lokativ and instrumental. They all answer certain questions.
    For example, a book = knjiga

    I'm reading a book.
    Citam knjigu.

    I'm learning from a book.
    Ucim iz knjige.

    Each pade? has different suffix, both different for singular and plural.
  21. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Can you give a defintion of which each padez (plus bit which I can't get since my character map uninstalled itself) means? Because whilst I see what's there, sort of, I can't get when to use each.
  22. Raja_Io Force Ghost

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    I'm afraid it's impossible to express it in English... Or at least very, very hard.



    So you Croatians use Latin names for casus? We've got names of our own :p Polish is also one of very few languages which has its own names for the moonths. Nothing connected to Latin.
  23. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    I know, I looked up nominative and dative in an English dictionary and gave up because the definitions were so confusing.
  24. Amon_Amarth Force Ghost

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    Yeah, I don't know how to explain it to you, becouse such things don't fully exist in English. I'll looks into some books, and I'll let you know tomorrow. It is my language, but I really don't know how to explain it. :p

    Yeah. That's cool. What are those names?
  25. Raja_Io Force Ghost

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    nominativ - mianownik
    genitiv - dopelniacz
    dativ - celownik
    akuzativ - biernik
    vokativ - narzednik
    lokativ - miejscownik
    instrumental - I don't know what it is... But we've got the 7th casus for calling out, a special form of a name when you're turning directly to someone. This is called wolacz
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