[tlhIngan Hol] Every time construction

Felix Malmenbeck felixm at kth.se
Mon Jul 25 04:25:40 PDT 2016

I'd recommend you to do a bit a reversal. When I read {reH Ha'DIbaH vIje'DI' jIQuch.}, I interpret it as "When I always feed an animal, I am happy.".

What you want is "When I feed an animal, I am always happy.", so I'd advise you to go with {Ha'DIbaH vIje'DI' reH jIQuch.}

Compare with the classical sentence {bortaS bIr jablu'DI' reH QaQqu' nay'.} ("Revenge is a dish best served cold.")
From: tlhIngan-Hol <tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org> on behalf of mayqel qunenoS <mihkoun at gmail.com>
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Subject: [tlhIngan Hol] Every time construction

Many times I came across the need to express the "every time I do
whatever" meaning, but I couldn't find something satisfactory.

Using {reH} or {Hochlogh} on their own, couldn't express the *feeling*
I was aiming for.

Until this wonderful idea came to mind :

{reH ...DI'}
always, as soon as (someone does whatever)

example :

reH Ha'DIbaH vIje'DI'
always, as soon as I feed an animal
every time I feed an animal

It is perfect !

mop Hurgh qunnoq
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