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RE: need help on translation

> javHu' Duj chu' vIpuvchoH.

> javHu=sixzoo

Watch your spelling.  The word is javHu'.  The ' is a letter of the alphabet
just as much as all the others.  p90 - Hu' "days ago".
javHu' - six days ago.

> Duj=ship

and "vessel".  Qov didn't say /muD Duj/ in this sentence, sometimes she
does; but Qov is an airplane pilot.  She's using Duj to refer to an

> chu=activate

Again with the '
Go up one word from where you found "activate" on p83.
You find:  chu' - "be new"

> vIpuvchoH= I fly change .

vI-  "I/it"
puv  "fly"
-choH  read section 4.2.3 on p37.  This suffix means you're changing what
you are doing.  She wasn't flying it; now she is.

vIpuv - "I fly it"
vIpuvchoH - "I begin to fly it"

Then we put all the words together...

javHu' "six days ago".  This is sitting at the beginning of the sentence all
by itself.  This is called a TimeStamp.  This tells you when the event being
talked about is taking place.

OSV (Object-Verb-Subject)

/puv/ is the verb.
The prefix vI- implies that the subject is "I".
That leaves /Duj/ and /chu'/.
/chu'/ is a verb; it can't be the object.
/Duj/ is a noun... this is the object.

So what is /chu'/?  Go to p49, section 4.4, Adjectives.
"A verb expressing a state or quality can be used immediately following a
noun to modify that noun."
/chu'/ is "new", so /Duj chu'/ is "new vessel".
Duj chu' vIpuvchoH  "I began to fly a new vessel (plane)"

Add the time stamp:
javHu' Duj chu' vIpuvchoH
"Six days ago I began to fly a new plane."

DloraH, BG

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