Exercise on Czech morphology

Discussion in 'Grammar & Pronunciation' started by Eleshar, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. Eleshar

    Eleshar Well-Known Member

    The Czech has extremely rich morphology. From this fact, an excessive homonymy arises. In linguistic circles, there is a very famous sentence with many many different meanings. How many can you find (for foreigners only)?

    [┼żenu holi: stroj]

    (I write it in phonetics because the orthography would reduce the number of potential meanings)
  2. wer

    wer Well-Known Member

    Sorry, Eleshar, this seems be too complicated for the foreigners. You should give them some hint (the vocabulary, for example).

    (BTW, I did find more or less 15 different interpretations :D)
  3. eso

    eso Well-Known Member

    And which one didn't look like artificial construct? ;)
  4. wer

    wer Well-Known Member

    IMHO, all of them are stupid. :twisted:

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