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Does pronounciation always respect morpheme boundaries?
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As Fliomu already stated, there is no rule that morpheme boundaries determine syllable boundaries. When it comes to postfixes, they are pronounced by syllable or as you said the "easier" way:...

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Is word formation of Esperanto not accurate?
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Welcome to the world of word formation! It is not an easy topic in any human language, not even in Esperanto. The Wikipedia article Vortfarado gives quite a deep analysis of the word formation in ...

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"a PLURALITY of the votes" in Esperanto
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You are right, that there are three words for majority. majoritato = plimulto according to PIV, but let's leave this out, because it is not a bona lingvo word plimulto : according to PIV this means a ...

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To Upgrade ... "Promocii" or "Altgrandigi" or
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For computer related terms Komputeko is a good place to begin with. You can search there by English terms. Of course there are the general dictionaries of PIV and Reta Vortaro, but these ,especially ...

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"Akcelo": Is this a mistake in the Wells English-Esperanto Dictionary?
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It is a mistake, as you noted. As a rule of thumb PIV triumphs over most, especially non-Esperanto, dictionaries. Most if not all Esperanto dictionaries give as the first entry the form that matches ...

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Kio estas la diferenco inter "la prefera lingvo por elŝutu ludojn en" kaj "la prefera lingvo por elŝuti ludojn en?"
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Vd. la difinon de la u-modo ekzemple en PMEG U-formo montras, ke la ago aŭ stato ne estas reala, sed dezirata, volata, ordonata aŭ celata. Estas du okazoj, kiam oni uzas la u-modon. por ordoni aŭ ...

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What is the PMEG?
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PMEG is a book with the title Plena manlibro de Esperanta gramatiko. The current main editor is Bertil Wennergren, a known Esperantist and music performer. PMEG or PoMeGo, the big apple, is available ...

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How can I translate "cleavage"?
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First I had to google for a translation to my native language to understand what a cleavage is. Out of curiosity I checked what Google Translate gives. It gave me intermama fendo, which describes ...

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Ĉu "tago+n" aŭ "tag+e"?
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Estas tri alternativoj:   (a) ĵaŭdon : dum la sekva ĵaŭdo   (b) ĵaŭde : dum venontaj ĵaŭdoj   (c) je ĵaŭdo = ĵaŭdon Notu, ke ne ĉiuj parolantoj faras la distingon ...

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How to say blood sugar in Esperanto
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Eduardo pravas, ke en ĉiutaga interparolado la esprimo "sukero en (la) sango" sufiĉas. Kvankam ekzistas tia neoficiala sufikso "-emio", mi dubas, kiom multaj homoj konas ĝin (ekz. ...

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"Social Engineering" in Esperanto
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"Social" in this context refers to psyche (or adjective psychic) as you found out with help of French. If one reads the Wikipedia article, one realises, that it's more a question of ...

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Using verbal suffixes two times in a word
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Your question is quite broad, and to me it seems that you are mixing things. ​1. The active -ant/int/ont and the passive -at/it/ot endings form participles, not verbs. The participles are used to: to ...

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Is "koramiko" gender neutral or always male?
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In essence your question is about when a gender marker is needed and when it is just superfluous. Since Esperanto has only one gender marker, the female -in, this boils down to it. I see this question ...

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is the accusative used after an infinitive?
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The tense or form of the verb doesn't matter. If the verb is transitive, the direct object should be in the accusative. Having said that the Esperanto expression fari tagon literally means, that you ...

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Priskribante subjekton, ĉu "esti <adverbo>" aŭ "esti <adjektivo>"?
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There are two things worth noticing here. In Esperanto adjectives are used for describing nominals (nouns, pronouns and adjectives in case of Esperanto), to describe anything else adverbs are used. ...

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How do you say "good point"?
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"Point" estas argumento ĉi-okaze. Do Bona argumento! Mi konsentas.

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accusative after po
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Zamenhof might have originally regarded po just as a normal preposition, and since it has nothing to do with a location, he applied the rule "nominative after a preposition unless accusative ...

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How to translate “my phone doesn’t have any signal”
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At least to me signalo is misleading, as if the phone could not play a ring tone or something like that. Like Joop, I would use wording that refers to net, connection or access. For instance: Mia ...

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Tempo de verbo post "kiam", "dum", "post/antaŭ ol", ktp
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Mi ne certas pri ĉiuj anglaj esprimoj, sed mi rezonas laŭ la sekva maniero. Ni havas du frazojn, kiuj ambaŭ okazas en estonteco: Vi eltrovos/ekscios. Ŝi alvenos. Ni pritraktu ekzemplon post ekzemplo ...

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Is only imperative allowed for “bonvolu”?
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PIV has some examples with other than u-modo of the verb bonvoli: eminentaj personoj, kiuj bonvolis eniri en la honoran komitaton (Z) princa moŝto, ĉu vi ne bonvolos ripozi? (Z) But as you can see ...

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Usage of drinki instead of trinki
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Drinki is usually used in the meaning "to get drunk". I wouldn't use it, when you toast to something say in a gala. You might want to take a look at a previous discussion "Trink-" ...

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List(s) of common anglicisms, rusisms, and other -isms?
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I have noticed at least following mistakes or bad habits English speakers do or have: use of ĝi as a formal subject: It rains → *Ĝi pluvas* overuse of participles in an effort to express continuous ...

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Ĉu "esti" aŭ "ekzisti"?
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PIV donas la difinojn kaj ekzemplojn ekzisti efektive k nune esti        Ne kredas ŝtelisto, ke honestaj ekzistas.        Kie ...

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Alternativoj por baldegaŭ kaj baldetaŭ
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Adverboj estas el du tipoj: primitivaj kaj tiuj kun la finaĵo e. Ne ekzistas aliaj. Pravas, ke ekzistas kelkaj adverboj, kiuj finiĝas per la literoj aŭ, sed malgraŭ ĉi tio la kombinaĵo aŭ ne estas ...

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aŭ…aŭ, nek…nek, and kaj…kaj for more than two items
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That section of PMEG specifically says for all repeated kombinitaj vortetoj, that they can be used pluroble. Such multiple times repeated words can have different meanings (e.g. repeated ĉu can ...

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"Head Office" in Esperanto
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UEA uses the term centra oficejo, but I would say, that there is not a single right term (whatever that means here), rather a bunch to choose among. Having said that I find socia and sidejo here a ...

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How do I say "until" in Esperanto?
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According to PMEG the prepositional ĝis includes the end time. Some examples: Mi laboras ĉiutage de frua mateno ĝis malfrua vespero : I work at the late evening but not past it, i.e. not at night. ...

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How to say "to master Esperanto"?
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The verb you are looking for is posedi, meaning 2: mi posedas ankaŭ tre malbone la anglan lingvon from Zamenhof himself.

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How and why did the different Esperanto affixes get choosen?
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My educated guess is… From what I understand most affixes come from the languages Zamenhof knew. These were, at least to some degree, Yiddish, Russian, German, French, Hebrew, Polish, Belarussian, ...

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Kion "ekipiteco" signifas?
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Mi pensas, ke la baza vorto estas la verbo "ekipi", al kiu PIV donas difinon Provizi iun aŭ ion per ĉio necesa por la difinita funkcio Jen estas unu el la ekzemploj la fabriko estis ...

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