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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Bonjour,koman mwen ka itilize mo "ye", selman nan yon kesyon? Mesi anpil

Ou kapab itilize li nan kesyon avèk nan fraz deklaratif tou (nan plizyè tan vèb yo).

Instead of SE, we use YE in interrogative sentences:
     1. Kisa sa a ye? instead of Kisa sa a se?
         What this is? literally
         What is this?

      2. Kouman yo ye? instead of Kouman yo se?
          How they are? literally.
          How are they?

We also use "YE" when we have "SE" or "SA" as an impersonal pronoun (it is) or demonstrative pronoun (this is, that is) in a sentence.  So it becomes "SE ... YE" or "Sa...YE"  instead of SE .... SE.
We also use YE in exclamative sentences too.

      Interrogative sentences:
       3. Eske se madanm ou li ye? instead of Eske se madanm ou li se?
           Is this your wife she is? literally
           Is she your wife?

        4. Eske se konsa li ye? instead of Eske se konsa li se?
            Is it how it is? literally
            Is this how it is?

        5. Sa mwen ta ye san ou?
            Kisa mwen ta ye san ou?
            What would I be without you?

       Exclamative sentences
       6.  Ala yon wont sa ta ye.
            What a shame it would be.

       7. Ala yon sanzave li ta ye, si l te gen anpil byen.
           What a jerk he would be he was wealthy.

         Deklarative sentences      
         8. Se sa mwen ye.  instead of Se sa mwen se.
             It's what I am. literally
             That's what I am.

          9 Se sa mwen te ye. instead of Se sa mwen ta se.
              It is what I was. 
              That what I was.

          10. Se moun sa  a mwen va ye. instead of Se moun sa a mwen va se.
              It is this/that person I will be.
              That who I'll be.

           11. Se konsa li ye. instead of Se konsa li se.
                It's how it is.
                That's how it is.

          12. Yo di se yon loraj kale fanm sa a ye.
               They say it's a firecracker that this woman is.
               They say this woman is a bitch.

          13.  Se Bondye li ye. instead of Se Bondye li se.
                 It's God that he is.
                 He's God.

          14. Se pa tyoul ou m yeinstead of Se pa tyoul ou m se.
                It's not your slave that I am.
                I am not your maid.


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