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erutan2099
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Post visit us! - translation request
on: January 29, 2019 04:47
I am looking to translate the phrase "Please come visit us!"

What I have is "nai ecë tuluval cenelmë" or "May it be please you will come see us"

What is bothering me is the "us" in that sentence. In my head I keep seeing it as "you will come we see" which is grammatically weird.

I know there is an independent pronoun "us" "emme" - however that is a dual form and the speaker in this sentence may or may not be referring to more than two people.

Is there a better way to express this?

[Edited on 01/29/2019 by erutan2099]
-Erunámo -"Istyallo, Ilu."
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on: February 01, 2019 05:47
One of the quirks of English is the dropping of conjunctions. So "Please come visit us" is short for "Please come in order to visit us". So the "in order to" points us to the dative of the gerund: cenien.
The non-dual independent pronoun for we/us is elmë.
Yassë engë lómë, anarties calali.
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on: February 05, 2019 02:42
That makes much more sense than what I had. Thanks Dirk!
-Erunámo -"Istyallo, Ilu."
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