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

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Mon Aug 22 08:52:05 PDT 2016

> If you think "because it happened in the past", then drop it.

good point. but the question now arises: usually the things which have
happened in the past, haven't been completed as well ?

On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 6:38 PM, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:
> 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 continuous.
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