[tlhIngan Hol] When your car becomes a dog

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 09:19:46 PST 2016

ok, I understand !

always aspect confused me.. It will sound strange, but when it comes to
aspect, I know there are things I don't understand, but I just can't
realize what those things are. If this makes any sense..

I wish klingon had tenses instead of aspect.. lets say I want to say "I
didn't know that"; what do I write ? {time-stamp jISovbe'} or {jISovbe'pu'}
? Is my not-having-known a completed event or not ? I think it is a
completed event, which continues neverthless. go figure..

I just can't understand aspect. I wish we had tenses instead.

qunnoH jan puqloD
ghoghwIj HablI'vo' vIngeHta'

On 7 Dec 2016 7:07 pm, "SuStel" <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:

> On 12/7/2016 11:02 AM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> SuStel:
> > Explain to me, for instance, the difference
> > between *ben *
> *> puSqu' **Athens** vIDabtaH* and *ben*
> *> puSqu' **Athens**vIDab.* Also explain the
> > difference between *Hoch jaj puH DujwIj*
> *> vISeDtaH* and *Hoch jaj puH DujwIj vISeD.*
> You're definitely right. I re-thought these sentences without the {-taH},
> and there is no difference. Thanks for pointing this out !
> It's not that there's no difference; it's that the version with *-taH*
> does not mean exactly what the version without it means, and it's the
> version without that you intend.
> *Hoch jaj puH DujwIj vISeDtaH *means something like *every day I am
> continuously driving my car.* But continuity and being ongoing are not
> really what you're trying to convey. Sure, the act of driving is continuous
> from one moment to the next, but what you're expressing is your habit of or
> regularity in doing any driving at all. That's not a continuous concept.
> You want to tell me that your driving was a regular thing you did. There's
> no suffix for that. *Hoch jaj puH DujwIj vISeD.*
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