Yeah, I wanted to say 'You have to get out more', but More, and 'to get out' weren't there.
------------------ I bet when Neanderthal kids would make a snowman, someone would always end up saying "Don't forget the big heavy eyebrows." Then they would all get embarrassed because they remembered they had the big hunky eyebrows too, and then they would get mad and eat the snowman.
This should be pretty easy to pronounce, actually, assuming you remember the x and q pronounciations.
The noun cases are most commonly talked about in Latin, although they refer to grammatical constucts in all languages. For example, take this sentence:
"I gave him the starship."
Here, "I" is nominative (it's the subject), "him" is dative (it's the indirect object), and "the starship" is accusative (because it's the direct object, but, of course, there's no way to tell in English). Here's another way to say this in English:
"I gave the starship to him."
Technically, there's no longer any indirect object, but in Grui, you can switch the word order around a bit without losing meaning or emphasis.
Here's another sentence:
"I bought him a starship."
"Him" is also dative here. Again, you could switch this around to "I bought a starship for him," losing the dative pronoun, but in Grui you wouldn't need to do that. Actually, this is how it works in German. "Ich habe ihm ein Sternschiff gekauft" means (assuming I got it right) either "I bought him a starship" or "I bought a starship for him." You could even switch it around (again, assuming I'm doing this properly) to "Ihm habe ich ein Sternschiff gekauft," placing the emphasis on a different word (like "For him I bought a starship" in English), without having to add a preposition or anything.
This concludes today's spontaneous grammar lesson.
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I just figured I'd mention that I've changed some things around a bit in the language, and added more grammatical constructions and more vocabulary. In addition, the two are now on separate pages; hopefully this should make things slightly easier.
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It tis Raumschiff Enterprise (knew those 3 and a half years of German might come in handy). My 3rd year German Book had a picture of the Enterprise-D and below it was a description of the TV Show. Raumschiff Enterprise was the title.
------------------ "The things hollow--it goes on forever--and--oh my God!--it's full of stars!" -David Bowman's last transmission back to Earth, 2001: A Space Odyssey