[tlhIngan Hol] vatlh DIS poH question

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 00:25:04 PDT 2016

ok, thanks !

On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 9:45 PM, Lieven <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:
> Am 09.06.2016 um 12:01 schrieb mayqel qunenoS:
>> Although, I cannot understand something.. If someone asks 'oqranD, at
>> the coming qep'a', won't 'oqranD, be able to provide with a clear,
>> specific and unambiguous answer ?
> Hehe... You'll understand it when you ask him yourself. :-)
>> I mean, how come so many years, questions such as this, continue to
>> remain unanswered ?
> Well, first of all, there are many many ambiguous and unanswered questions
> like this, so Okrand would have a lot of work to clarify all of those (most
> of them were clarified sometimes by later examples, so there was no need to
> ask him afer a while.)
> Next, Okrand cannot always answer immediately. He has to think about it
> first. He usually says he need to think about it first (i.e. look in his
> notes) and then he may or may not give an answer. It's possible that he
> forgets, or he just did not find a satisfying answer. It does not work like
> when you go to a native speaker and ask how to say something. Okrand wants
> to answer such questions in a way that the answer works with the rest of his
> set up rules. Sometimes Okrand even does not want to give the answer, so he
> just explains that "Maltz is not very talkative lately." :-)
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