[tlhIngan Hol] As soon as I had tickled the dog

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Mon Aug 22 08:38:41 PDT 2016

On 8/22/2016 11:30 AM, Lieven wrote:
> - Is it a completed action? Do you want to focus on the completion of 
> the action? is that important to mention?
> "I killed him." period. It's over. -> use Aspect suffix
> "I ate the pizza." It's gone now. -> use Aspect suffix
> If you are still not sure, of course you can ask someone, but if 
> unsure, it's better to avoid it. That's never wrong.

This is not true. By omitting an aspect suffix, you are explicitly 
saying that the action is not complete and not continuous. You cannot do 
this for an action you intend to mean is complete or continuous. Aspect 
suffixes are not used for optional emphasis.

*pItSa' vISop* CANNOT be used for /I ate the pizza; it's gone now./ It 
can be used to mean /I (like to, tend to, often do, do in fact) eat 
pizza,/ but it EXPLICITLY means that pizza-eating is not completed or 


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