Emoji Language Beginner Lessons
This lesson is part of a series that teaches the basics of the Emoji Language.
Lesson Two: Where do you live?
Talking about places and asking your first question.
Ann: 🏡 👆 📍🇵🇰🇺🇸🇷🇺🇮🇸🇨🇭🏙️
Ann: 🏡 👇 ❔📍
Bob: 🏡 👆 📍🇺🇸🇲🇽🇨🇭🇹🇷🏴🇷🇺🇩🇰🇺🇸🇲🇽🏙️
|🙂||v.||to be happy about sth.|
|🏡||v.||to live, to dwell|
|👇||pp.||you, your (singular)|
|📍||pref.||at (prefix, also: place, location)|
|❔||pref.||interrogative prefix (used to form various types of questions)|
In this dialogue, flag spelling is used to refer to proper names of cities. Flag spelling can be used to refer to anything that has a name, and to reduce ambiguity, a noun is appended that describes what type of entity is being named: In this case a city (🏙️).
In places where English usually has prepositions, Emoji Language typically uses prefixes that are put directly in front of nouns (without spacing). In this case the locative prefix 📍 ("at") indicates that the location of the described action (🏡 – living) is about to follow.
The interrogative prefix (❔) can be used to form questions. Forming questions is easy, because the word order stays the same as in normal sentences. In this case, we're asking for a location, literally "what place". (Sections 5.3 and 5.4 of the grammar describe more ways how the interrogative prefix can be used.)
- Ask your partner where they live and respond to each other. Use flag spelling as in the example sentence above.
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